Once a month or so I have a chat on RNZ on their Afternoons show with Jesse Mulligan. I’ve been doing it for about five years now. Most months. This was my first time in for 2021. This month I talked about two records made under lockdown restrictions. First up was the latest by Tindersticks and I played their cover […]
Tindersticks Distractions City Slang Tindersticks may not have set out to make “A Lockdown Record” with the remote and remotely recorded Distractions (there were earlier band sessions, ahead of the new rules that came in under pandemic’s total fucking chaos) but the end result sure sounds like A Lockdown Record. Brilliantly so.
Tindersticks No Treasure But Hope City Slang Subdued but always glorious in and of itself, it’s time for a new Tindersticks album – the band’s first studio album proper in a couple of years, but there’s always some activity bubbling away – a solo album from Stuart Staples say, or a soundtrack contribution – if […]
Stuart A. Staples Arrhythmia City Slang For Stuart A. Staples’ first solo album in nearly a decade and a half you might think there’s not much of a connection to the Tindersticks’ work – but, actually, this bares closer resemblance, all up, to some of his band’s work, particularly the soundtrack and installation work, than […]
Tindersticks The Waiting Room City Slang Over a dozen albums to choose from, a quarter-century as an entity, side-projects, soundtracks, solo albums from various members, there’s so much to hear and see and feel when you dive on into the (immersive) world of Tindersticks. Some of the band’s albums are essentially solo records – and […]
Tindersticks Ypres Lucky Dog/City Slang Ypres is a commissioned piece for Claire Denis’ Flanders Fields World War One museum in Ypres, Belgium. So it most closely resembles the soundtrack work Tindersticks have created in and around their song-based albums. But it more closely resembles ambient music – Lustmord’s apocalyptic vision of ambient music, over Eno’s […]