TINDERSTICKS unveil film & new album ‘The Waiting Room’ streaming in full online now. Out Jan 22nd via City Slang! Q&A at Rough Trade on Jan 22nd!

January 18, 2016




In anticipation of the release of their forthcoming album, Tindersticks have unveiled their film for ‘The Waiting Room’, which sees every track accompanied by a short film by its own director.

The film that accompanies ‘The Waiting Room’ is a collaboration with the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival Produced by La Blogotheque and Lucky dog. Renowed filmmakers involved in The Waiting Room Film Project include Pierre VinourChristoph Girardet, Claire Denis, Rosie Pedlow and Joe King (who directed the “Hey Lucinda” video), Gregorio Graziosi, and Gabriel Sanna (who directed the “We Are Dreamers!” video).

Speaking about the album, Stuart Staples offered some insight when he said “It took 4 years to create, what seemed like, a huge pile of ideas and then sift though them to find the nuggets that form this album.  After 2102’s ‘The Something Rain’, Tindersticks needed some time to figure out this rebuilt, reinvigorated band we had become.

Although the recording, production and arrangements were taken care of in-house, the album also benefits hugely from the brass arrangements of Julian Siegel and the singing of Jehnny Beth from Savages on ‘We Are Dreamers!’ And a last song with Lhasa.

Lhasa de Sela was a great artist and singer but, more importantly, a close friend and creative ally. Before her death in 2010, when she was fit and well, we recorded the singing for the song ‘Hey Lucinda’ together. It has taken a long time for me to be able to return this recording and, hopefully, to do justice to the song we both wanted it to be.

In 2012 Stuart was invited to be a member of the jury of the experimental section of the CFSFF by it’s chief, Calmin Borel. It was there that the idea for a collaborative film and music project began: to commission a series of short films with the film-makers being given only a song or piece of music as their guidance. At the time no-one thought that a situation would arise for this idea to come to fruition.
In late 2014 the songs for a new Tindersticks album (‘The Waiting Room’) began to emerge from the bands’ studio. From this selection of sketches and demos the short film idea was revisited and very gradually the project came to life.

Calmin’s connection to the music and his great knowledge of short film coupled with Tindersticks very definite sense of aesthetic brought the two together. The response from the directors approached was tremendous and, collectively, brought a varied collection of styles and approaches as a perfect foil to Stuart’s intimate relationship with the songs. These short movies as a part of ‘The Waiting Room’ film project will be part of the bonus DVD.

1. Follow Me  –  by Stuart A. Staples & Suzanne Osborne
2. Second Chance Man – by Christoph Girardet
3. Were We Once Lovers – by Pierre Vinour
4. Help Yourself – by Claire Denis
5. Hey Lucinda – by Rosie Pedlow and Joe King
6. This Fear of Emptiness –  by Stuart A. Staples
7. How We Entered – by Gregorio Graziosi
8. The Waiting Room –  by Stuart S. Staples
9. Planting Holes – by David Reeve
10. We Are Dreamers! – by Gabraz and Sara Nao Tem Nome
11. Like Only Lovers Can  –  by Stuart A. Staples & Suzanne Osborne

To celebrate the album release the band will be hosting events in New York, London, Brussels and Paris featuring a screening of The Waiting Room film project, along with a Q&A with Stuart Staples and Acoustic performances in London and Brussels.

Tindersticks will also be touring the UK with a series of cine-concerts later in the year, including a show at London’s Barbican. Details below.

Tindersticks’ Tour Dates:

19 New York – Rough Trade NYC – Screening / Q&A (Info)
22 London – Rough Trade East – Screening / Acoustic Performance / Q&A (Info)
23 Brussels – Botanique – Screening / Acoustic Performance (Info)
24 Paris – Cinéma Étoile Lilas – Screening / Q&A (Info)
11 Clermont-Ferrand, FR @ Petit Vélo
13  Berlin, DE @ Volksbühne  TICKETS
14  Berlin, DE  @ Volksbühne  TICKETS
24  Dijon, FR @ Grand Théatre  TICKETS
25  Annemasse, FR @ Château Rouge  TICKETS
26 Reims, FR @ La Cartonnerie  TICKETS
27  Arras, FR @ Théâtre d’Arras  TICKETS
28 Rotterdam, NL @ De Doelen  TICKETS
29  Amsterdam, NL @ Koninklijk Theater Carre  TICKETS
2  Rouen, FR @ 106 Club  TICKETS
3  Cenon, FR @ Rocher de Palmer  TICKETS
4  Tarbes, FR @ Le Parvis  TICKETS
5  Nîmes, FR @ Paloma  TICKETS
6  Lausanne/Pully, CH @ Theatre de L’Octogone  TICKETS
7  Zurich, CH @ Kaufleuten  TICKETS
9  Vienna, AT @ Wiener Konzerthaus  TICKETS
11  Munich, DE @ Kammerspiele  TICKETS
12 Stuttgart, DE @ Im Wizemann  TICKETS
13  Cologne, DE @ Gloria  TICKETS
14 Hamburg, DE @ Kampnagel  TICKETS
20  Antwerp, BE @ Bourla  TICKETS
21  Antwerp, BE @ Bourla  TICKETS
22  Leuven, BE @ Het Depot  TICKETS
14  Barcelona, ES @ Guitar Festival  TICKETS
15 Gijon,ES @ Teatro Jovellanos TICKETS
16  Donostia-San Sebastian, ES @ Anfiteatro Miramon
19 Paris, FR @ Le Bouffes du Nord  TICKETS
20 Paris, FR @ Le Bouffes du Nord  TICKETS
21  Paris, FR @ Le Bouffes du Nord  TICKETS
23  Oslo, NO @ Chateau Neuf – Det Norske Studentersamfund  TICKETS
24  Stockholm, Se @  Södra Teatern  TICKETS
25  Stockholm, SE @ Södra Teatern  TICKETS
26  Copenhagen, DK @ Koncerthuset TICKETS
27 Aarhus, DK @ Voxhall  TICKETS
29  London, UK @ Barbican  TICKETS
30 Coventry, UK – @ Warwick Arts Centre  TICKETS
1  Liverpool, UK @ Philharmonic Hall  TICKETS
2  Manchester, UK @ Bridgewater Hall  TICKETS
3  Edinburgh, UK @ Usher Hall  TICKETS
4  Gateshead, UK @ Sage  TICKETS
6  Cambridge, UK @ Corn Exchange  TICKETS
7 Bristol, UK @ Colston Hall  TICKETS

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