“The band’s world is a compellingly strange, crepuscular place, into which some warmth is allowed to drip” – The Guardian – 4 Stars ****
“In troubled times, there’s something comforting about the languid loveliness of a Tindersticks record… Their first long player in three years finds singer Stuart Staples in imperious form, from the becalmed opener ‘For The Beauty’ via the sumptuous, orchestrated ‘Pinky In The Daylight’… An understated delight.” The Sun – 4 Stars ****
“The oddest thing on Tindersticks’ 12th album is its longest track, See My Girls. Stuart Staples, a mannered singer anyway, sounds as if he has been studying Ron Moody playing Fagin in Oliver! And the lyric he delivers in that sly and insinuating voice is set in an unspecified past, in which cameras and newsstands are still everyday things. On the walls of his kiosk, the narrator has pinned the photos his girls have sent him from their travels – Paris, Rome, the Pyramids – via some very odd phrasing (“The tall buildings of the Americas / Skyscrapers as they are known.” Skyscrapers, you say? Really?). Eventually they end up at the scenes of death: Flanders, Birkenau, Cambodia, Yemen, Israel and Palestine. And then it’s back to turtles and dolphins and trees. It appears to be the blandest of all messages: well, the world’s a rum old place, eh? Musically it is so compelling – a twisting, droning, spidery piece – that it only makes the lyric seem odder.”
Tindersticks set off on tour in January 2020!
see dates below