United Kingdom


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"Making albums is a tricky thing; writing, arranging, playing, recording, mixing, all so important to get right. Then there is that other element which permeates everything; desire. If you have this, you can fuck up any or all of the above and still succeed in making something beautiful. We have experienced this many times.

What happens when you get all of those other elements right too? Something we have only felt once before."

The Something Rainis tindersticks ninth studio album and like its predecessors The Hungry Saw and Falling Down A Mountain it projects a bold spirit, something charged with what Uncut described as a "restored self-belief, again loving doing what they do and doing it better than anyone else”. Though withinThe Something Rain there is something else; the band, the ideas are formed – it touches what it is reaching for.

Tindersticks recent history is a story of gradually rebuilding following a period, around 2003, of breaking it all down. It was a painful time, but it is only now that they feel those hard decisions were the right ones . Their music has grown into a different shape that could never have been found by holding on to the past. Since reforming they have been ever progressive, never looking back. This was felt most accutely on their recent soundtrack work for Claire Denis and the accompanying ambitious cinematic live shows, and culminating in the making of The Something Rain.

They have gradually grown into a tight five piece band, utilising the riches of a great extended family of musicians. There are the usual collaborators here – Terry Edwards (saxophone) and Andy Nice (cello, soprano sax) – and on The Something Rain they are also joined by: Thomas Bloch (crystal bachet), Gina Foster (vocals) Julian Siegel (bass clarinet, tenor saxophone) and Will Wilde (chromatic harmonica). Through this period of change, tindersticks enjoyed the support of Beggars Banquet/4AD. In their recent parting with the label, they left behind what had become a comfortable space for making music. In its place within the studio there was, in Staples’ words,"a new creative edginess around, and a determination."

The Something Rainwas recorded in bursts over approximately a year, from May 2010 to August 2011 and mixed in September-October 2011. It was a time of experimentation, of searching and honing down a shape and sound


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Upcoming shows

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Past shows


Tindersticks Groningen, Stadsschouwburg Groningen
Tindersticks Rotterdam, De Doelen
Tindersticks Utrecht, TivoliVredenburg


Tindersticks Rotterdam, De Doelen


Tindersticks Rotterdam , Motel Mozaique


Tindersticks Groningen, Stadsschouwburg Groningen
Tindersticks Tilburg, 013
Tindersticks Heerlen , Parkstad Limburg Theaters
Tindersticks Eindhoven , Muziekgebouw Eindhoven
Tindersticks Amsterdam, Koninklijk Theater Carré
Tindersticks Rotterdam, De Doelen


Tindersticks Utrecht , TivoliVredenburg / Grote Zaal
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Tindersticks Hengelo, Metropool
Tindersticks Rotterdam, Rotterdamse Schouwburg
Tindersticks Nijmegen, Schouwburg Nijmegen
Tindersticks Amsterdam , Melkweg
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Tindersticks Groningen , Oosterpoort
Tindersticks Utrecht , Tivoli
Tindersticks Heerlen , Parkstad Limburg Theaters
Tindersticks Amsterdam , Paradiso
Tindersticks Eindhoven , Muziekgebouw Eindhoven
Tindersticks Utrecht, MC Vredenburg Leidse Rijn
Tindersticks Den Haag , Paard


Latest news


Latest news

Tindersticks in mei 2020 voor drie concerten naar Nederland

Op 15 november komt de Britse band tindersticks met hun nieuwe album “No Treasure But Hope”. Ter ere van de release komt de band in mei 2020 voor een drietal concerten naar Nederland. Het zullen de eerste shows zijn sinds 2016 toen ze ons land voor het laatst aandeden rondom de release van hun studio-album The Waiting Room.

Met een gloednieuwe langspeler, die in november zal verschijnen en de titel ‘No treasure but hope’ heeft meegekregen, is de groep rond…

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