ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM ‘THE WAITING ROOM’
FOR JAN 22ND 2016 RELEASE ON CITY SLANG
ACCOMPANIED BY ‘THE WAITING ROOM’ FILM PROJECT
SHARE SHORT FILM FOR NEW TRACK
‘WE ARE DREAMERS’ FT SAVAGES’ JEHNNY BETH
CINE-CONCERT EVENTS ANNOUNCED ACROSS THE
UK INCLUDING BARBICAN
On January 22nd 2016 Tindersticks will release their new album ‘The Waiting Room,’ a milestone not just numerically (their 10th), but musically and creatively.
Their first studio album since 2012’s critically acclaimed ‘The Something Rain’ (9/10 DiS, 8.1 pitchfork, 8/10 the Quietus, 8/10 DIY, 4/5 Guardian, 4/5 Independent on Sunday, 4/5 Uncut, 4/5 Q, 4/5 Observer) is the most ambitious, diverse and elaborate album you’ll have heard from Tindersticks in recent years. Two decades into their musical voyage Tindersticks, established masters of restraint and poetic human emotion, are a band now confidently creating the best songs of their career.
‘The Waiting Room’ breathes gravity and features guest appearances by Jehnny Beth of Savages and a particularly poignant duet with dear lost friend of Stuart Staples, Lhasa De Sela. Its brass arrangements are by the great Julian Siegel and it comes dressed in a sleeve by legendary french photographer Richard Dumas.
Not only an album, an ambitious collaborative film project also – each track is accompanied by a short film, a visual interpretation by it’s own director, featuring Christoph Girardet, Pierre Vinour, Claire Denis, Rosie Pedlow and Joe King, Gregorio Graziosi, Richard Dumas and Gabriel Sanna.
See and listen to the first track ‘We are Dreamers!’ (ft Jehnny Beth) with a short film by Brazilian director Gabriel Sanna:
‘The Waiting Room’ will be available as a limited edition CD/DVD, LP /DVD and very limited clear vinyl LP/DVD via City Slang on Jan 22nd 2016. The release will be accompanied by a series of live cine-concert events including one at London’s Barbica. Details below.
The Waiting Room Cine-Concert live events:
11 February – Clermont-Ferrand, FR @ Clermont-Ferrand ISFF
13, 14 February – Berlin, DE @ Volksbuehne
19, 20, 21 April – Paris, FR @ Le Bouffes du Nord
26 April – Copenhagen, DK @ Chp Pix
29 April – London, UK @ The Barbican (on sale 10am Friday 25th Sept)
30 April – Coventry, UK @ Warwick Arts Centre* warwickartscentre.co.uk
01 May – Liverpool, UK @ Liverpool Phil* liverpoolphil.com
02 May – Manchester, UK @ Bridgewater Hall* bridgewater-hall.co.uk
03 May – Edinburgh, UK @ Usher Hall* usherhall.co.uk
04 May – Gateshead, UK @ The Sage* sagegateshead.com
06 May – Cambridge, UK @ Corn Exchange* cambridgelivetrust.co.uk
07 May – Bristol, UK @ Colston Hall* colstonhall.org
* Music Beyond Mainstream tour
‘The Waiting Room’ tracklist:
01 Follow Me
02 Second Chance Man
03 Were We Once Lovers?
04 Help Yourself
05 Hey Lucinda ft Lhasa de Sela
06 This Fear of Emptiness
07 How He Entered
08 The Waiting Room ft Jehnny Beth
09 Planting Holes
10 We are Dreamers!
11 Like Only Lovers Can
“Stunningly beautiful… Elements of 70’s soul and classic R&B now rub shoulders with their downcast, rainy-night-in-Soho atmospherics. Familiar and yet not, The Waiting Room is a rich triumph, innovative and impressive.”
Q Magazine – 4 Stars ****
“Never just black and white, nor blatantly cinematic, it operates is subtle shades of grey and sepia, flushing with urgent instrumental colour when the internal simmering becomes too much… A band still in perfect focus.”
MOJO – 4 Stars ****
“A triumph… On this record they settle into a new dynamic, finding both grace and fever in their conversation… A set of songs that inscribe their intensities and their romantic visions directly on the listener’s heart.”
Uncut – 8/10
“Their most challenging and affecting arrangements to date… The Waiting Room maintains their admirable poise, enveloping newer textures and bringing out a soulful looseness that manages to surprise.”
Record Collector – 4 Stars ****
“Generating atmosphere in droves, you come out the other end feeling you’ve run the emotional gamut… Their strongest set of songs in a good long while.”
Tindersticks press shot
The Waiting Room album artwork
The Waiting Room video