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Tindersticks Cover Television Personalities’ “You’ll Have To Scream Louder”- New album ‘Distractions’ Due Early 2021 via City Slang

December 8, 2020


Share new single “You’ll Have To Scream Louder”
  Television Personalities cover
First single from forthcoming album ‘Distractions’
Full details to be announced

Tindersticks share a new single ‘You’ll have to scream louder.’ A cover of the Television Personalities song from classic album ‘The Painted Word’, the track is the first single to be taken from Tindersticks’ forthcoming album for City Slang ‘Distractions’ – more details to be announced in the new year.

“Late may, early June, 2020 was a twitchy and angry time for many of us. There was a growing agitation inside of me. I woke on a Saturday morning with no plans but just this fucking Television Personalities song going round in my head, it pushed me into the studio. 4 or 5 hours later I had made the basis of this recording, though I had to wait for windows of opportunity within our confinement to work with the band to bring it to a conclusion.

I have loved the TVPs since buying the Bill Grundy EP with its photocopied sleeve on one of my regular after school bus trips to the Virgin record shop in a basement on King Street, Nottingham.

Some years later, 1984, I was living around the corner on the 17th floor of Victoria Centre flats, they swayed in the wind. I was working a few days at a local record shop and The Painted Word was released. It became at the soundtrack to that semi-slum, those times. I was 19. 

To be young in the early 1980’s there was much to be angry about, battles to be fought – Thatcher, racial and gender injustice – and (one of the motivations for this song) nuclear disarmament. Although we may not have thought those battles were ever won, we believed we had helped push things in a different direction, that changes were made. 

In the Spring of 2020 we were shown painfully that these battles are ongoing.”

– Stuart A. Stapes, November 2020

Vibrant upstrokes, a dazzling beat, and brooding vocals sway along to the infectious rhythm and psychedelic essences caught in this standout cover.

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