Tindersticks

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English band formed in 1991 out of Asphalt Ribbons (formed in 1988) by Stuart Staples (vocals), Dave Boulter (organ & accordion), Neil Fraser (guitar), Dickon Hinchliffe (guitar & strings) Al Macaulay (percussion & drums) and John Thompson (bass), who was replaced by Mark Colwill before their first recordings. They recorded six studio albums, two additional soundtrack albums, and many singles in the first stage of their career. After a hiatus between 2004 and 2008, the band's line-up was stripped down to Staples, Boulter and Fraser, eventually settling on a line-up featuring Earl Harvin (drums) and Dan McKinna (bass), with further albums, soundtracks and singles being released.

Tindersticks were one of the most original and distinctive British acts of the '90s, standing apart from both the British indie scene and the rash of Brit-pop guitar combos that dominated the U.K. charts. Where their contemporaries were often direct and to the point, Tindersticks were obtuse and leisurely, crafting dense, difficult songs layered with literary lyrics, intertwining melodies, mumbling vocals, and gently melancholy orchestrations.

At the start of their career, the group filtered the dark romanticism of Leonard Cohen, Ian Curtis, and Scott Walker through the bizarre pop songcraft of Lee Hazlewood and the aesthetics of indie rock. Later recordings have been marked by the influence of soul music, and their excursions into instrumental soundtrack work (primarily working for director Claire Denis). Though their music was far from casual listening, Tindersticks gained a dedicated cult following in the mid-'90s, beginning with their eponymous 1993 debut album, and continue to release music to a dedicated fanbase.
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Tindersticks - The First Tindersticks Album album art Tindersticks The First Tindersticks Album (Album, Comp) This Way Up Israel 1993 Sell This Version
Tindersticks - Amsterdam February 94 album art Tindersticks Amsterdam February 94 (Album) This Way Up UK 1994 Sell This Version
Tindersticks - Tindersticks album art Tindersticks Tindersticks (Album, Comp, EP) This Way Up Brazil 1995 Sell This Version
Tindersticks - The Bloomsbury Theatre 12.3.95 album art Tindersticks The Bloomsbury Theatre 12.3.95 (Album) This Way Up UK 1995 Sell This Version
Tindersticks - Nénette Et Boni album art Tindersticks Nénette Et Boni (Album, Comp) This Way Up, Island Records Israel 1996 Sell This Version
Tindersticks - Curtains album art Tindersticks Curtains (Album, Comp) This Way Up, Island Records Canada 1997 Sell This Version
Tindersticks - Simple Pleasure album art Tindersticks Simple Pleasure (Album) Island Records, Island Records Turkey 1999 Sell This Version
Tindersticks - Can Our Love... album art Tindersticks Can Our Love... (Album) Beggars Banquet France 2001 Sell This Version
Tippy 005 Tindersticks - At The Botanique 9-12 May 2001 album art Tindersticks At The Botanique 9-12 May 2001(CD, Album) Tippy Toe Tippy 005 UK 2001 Sell This Version
Tindersticks - Trouble Every Day album art Tindersticks Trouble Every Day (Album) Beggars Banquet Europe 2001 Sell This Version
Tindersticks - Waiting For The Moon album art Tindersticks Waiting For The Moon (Album) Beggars Banquet US 2003 Sell This Version
Tippy 006 Tindersticks - Coliseu Dos Recreios De Lisboa – October 30th 2001 album art Tindersticks Coliseu Dos Recreios De Lisboa – October 30th 2001(CD, Album, Ltd) Tippy Toe Tippy 006 UK 2003 Sell This Version
Tindersticks - The Hungry Saw album art Tindersticks The Hungry Saw (Album) Beggars Banquet Russia 2008 Sell This Version
Lucky Dog 07 Tindersticks - Live At Glasgow City Halls 5th October 2008 album art Tindersticks Live At Glasgow City Halls 5th October 2008(CD, Album, Ltd) Lucky Dog (3) Lucky Dog 07 UK 2008 Sell This Version
Tindersticks - Falling Down A Mountain album art Tindersticks Falling Down A Mountain (Album) 4AD UK 2010 Sell This Version
Lucky Dog 09 Tindersticks - Live In London 2010 album art Tindersticks Live In London 2010(2xCD, Album, Ltd, Gat) Lucky Dog (3) Lucky Dog 09 UK 2010 Sell This Version
Tindersticks - The Something Rain album art Tindersticks The Something Rain (Album, Comp) Lucky Dog (3), City Slang Taiwan 2012 Sell This Version
Tindersticks - San Sebastian 2012 album art Tindersticks San Sebastian 2012 (Album) Lucky Dog (3) UK 2012 Sell This Version
Tindersticks - Les Salauds album art Tindersticks Les Salauds (Album) Lucky Dog (3) France 2013 Sell This Version
Tindersticks - Across Six Leap Years album art Tindersticks Across Six Leap Years (Album) Lucky Dog (3), City Slang Taiwan 2013 Sell This Version
Tindersticks - Ypres album art Tindersticks Ypres (Album) Lucky Dog (3), City Slang Europe 2014 Sell This Version
Tindersticks - The Waiting Room album art Tindersticks The Waiting Room (Album) City Slang, Lucky Dog (3) Europe 2015 Sell This Version
Tindersticks - Philharmonie De Paris album art Tindersticks Philharmonie De Paris (Album) Lucky Dog (3) UK & Europe 2016 Sell This Version
Tindersticks - Minute Bodies - The Intimate World Of F. Percy Smith album art Tindersticks With Thomas Belhom And Christine Ott Tindersticks With Thomas Belhom And Christine Ott - Minute Bodies - The Intimate World Of F. Percy Smith (Album) City Slang, Lucky Dog (3) Germany 2017 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none Tindersticks - The Tindersticks album art The Tindersticks* The Tindersticks(Cass, S/Sided, EP, Ltd, Dem) Not On Label (Tindersticks Self-released) none UK 1992 Sell This Version

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nyamcz

nyamcz

November 27, 2010
....is something between the passion of Nick Cave & the desperation of Leonard Cohen ...
ijustspeak

ijustspeak

November 14, 2006
edited over 12 years ago
Deep, dark blistering band that has done some breathtaking albums.
Stuart Staples voice is like no other. His dark soaring vocals and the bands dead heavy orchestrated arrangements are something any fan of Walkabouts, Nick Cave or Midnight Choir should embrace.
This is England's best kept secret and should not be missed, and their three first albums are classics and completely essential.
Put on any album of this fantastic band and you need a bottle of cognac right away.

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