English band formed in 1991 by Stuart Staples (vocals), Dave Boulter (organ & accordion), Neil Fraser (guitar), Dickon Hinchliffe (guitar & strings) Al Macaulay (percussion & drums) and John Thompson (bass). The latter will be replaced by Mark Colwill. Around 2006, the band's line-up was stripped down to Staples, Boulter and Fraser, with additonnal musicians joining in for recording sessions or concerts.

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.

Essentially, the group filtered the dark romanticism of Leonard Cohen, Ian Curtis, and Scott Walker as filtered through the bizarre pop songcraft of Lee Hazlewood and the aesthetics of indie rock. 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.

"First incarnation" of Tindersticks is Asphalt Ribbons (formed in 1988).

Tindersticks Discography


518 306 2 Tindersticks The First Tindersticks Album (Album) This Way Up 518 306 2 UK 1993 Sell This Version
WAY 3299 Tindersticks Amsterdam February 94 (Album) This Way Up WAY 3299 UK 1994 Sell This Version
524133-2 Tindersticks Tindersticks (Album, EP) This Way Up 524133-2 Australia 1995 Sell This Version
none Tindersticks The Bloomsbury Theatre 12.3.95 (Album) This Way Up none UK 1995 Sell This Version
524 300-1 Tindersticks Nénette Et Boni (Album, Comp) This Way Up, Island Records 524 300-1 UK 1996 Sell This Version
314 524 344-2 Tindersticks Curtains (Album, Comp) Island Records, This Way Up 314 524 344-2 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
21961 Tindersticks Simple Pleasure (Album, Comp) Island Records, Island Records 21961 Turkey 1999 Sell This Version
NV 39111 Tindersticks Can Our Love... (Album) Beggars Banquet NV 39111 France 2001 Sell This Version
Tippy 005 Tindersticks At The Botanique 9-12 May 2001(CD, Album) Tippy Toe Tippy 005 UK 2001 Sell This Version
EVERCD194 Tindersticks Trouble Every Day (Album) Beggars Banquet EVERCD194 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
BBQCD 232 Tindersticks Waiting For The Moon (Album) Beggars Banquet BBQCD 232 US 2003 Sell This Version
Tippy 006 Tindersticks Coliseu Dos Recreios De Lisboa – October 30th 2001(CD, Album, Ltd) Tippy Toe Tippy 006 UK 2003 Sell This Version
BBQCD 259 Tindersticks The Hungry Saw (Album) Beggars Banquet BBQCD 259 Russia 2008 Sell This Version
Lucky Dog 07 Tindersticks Live At Glasgow City Halls 5th October 2008(CD, Album, Ltd) Lucky Dog Recordings Lucky Dog 07 UK 2008 Sell This Version
none Tindersticks Falling Down A Mountain (Album) 4AD none UK 2010 Sell This Version
Lucky Dog 09 Tindersticks Live In London 2010(2xCD, Album, Ltd, Gat) Lucky Dog Recordings Lucky Dog 09 UK 2010 Sell This Version
LUCKY DOG 10, HN966CD Tindersticks The Something Rain (Album, Comp) Lucky Dog Recordings, City Slang LUCKY DOG 10, HN966CD Taiwan 2012 Sell This Version
LuckyDog14LP, Slang50034LP Tindersticks San Sebastian 2012 (Album) Lucky Dog Recordings LuckyDog14LP, Slang50034LP UK 2012 Sell This Version
LUCKY DOG 16 Tindersticks Les Salauds (Album) Lucky Dog Recordings LUCKY DOG 16 France 2013 Sell This Version
HN1127CD, Lucky Dog 15 Tindersticks Across Six Leap Years (Album) Lucky Dog Recordings, City Slang HN1127CD, Lucky Dog 15 Taiwan 2013 Sell This Version
Lucky Dog 17, Slang50071LP Tindersticks Ypres (Album) Lucky Dog Recordings, City Slang Lucky Dog 17, Slang50071LP Europe 2014 Sell This Version
LuckyDog18LTD, Slang50088LTD, LuckyDog18, Slang50088 Tindersticks The Waiting Room (Album) City Slang, Lucky Dog Recordings LuckyDog18LTD, Slang50088LTD, LuckyDog18, Slang50088 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
LuckyDog19 Tindersticks Philharmonie de Paris (Album) Lucky Dog Recordings LuckyDog19 UK & Europe 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

TIPPY TOE 001 The Tindersticks* Milky Teeth(7", Ltd, Num) Tippy Toe TIPPY TOE 001 UK 1992 Sell This Version
TIPPYCHE 02 Tindersticks Marbles (Single) Tippy Toe, Ché Trading TIPPYCHE 02 UK 1993 Sell This Version

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


November 14, 2006
edited over 9 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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