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Just before the end of the year 2020,  a mere 12 months, after the release of their celebrated record “No Treasure But Hope”, Tindersticks surprised everyone with mentioning  a new album to be released in 2021. 

  Stuart Staples was already nurturing seeds for a different kind of Tindersticks album before lockdown halted their tour in early 2020, singer. If 2019’s “No Treasure but Hope” saw the band rediscovering themselves as a unit, the follow-up reconfigures that unit so that everything familiar about Tindersticks sounds fresh again. “Distractions” is an album of subtle realignments and connections from a restless, intuitive band: rich in texture and atmosphere, it lives between its open spaces and details, always finding new ways to connect with a song.  

 If it’s an album that resists easy summation, at least one thing is clear: though it isn’t untouched by the lockdown, “Distractions” is not ‘a lockdown album’. As Staples says, “I think the confinement provided an opportunity for something that was already happening. It is definitely a part of the album, but not a reaction to it.” 

 

Tracklist

A1. Man alone (can’t stop the fadin’) 

A2. I imagine you 

A3. A man needs a maid 

B1. Lady with the braid 

B2. You’ll have to scream louder 

B3. Tue-moi 

B4. The bough bends 

Available on a black LP or indies only limited edition dark blue vinyl!!

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