On the 23rd of October, Tindersticks will perform a concert at Teatro Central in Seville.
Tindersticks returns to Spain with a new tour to present their latest album “The Something Rain”, released in February 2012. This album is a mixture of instrumentation with an intimate melancholic feeling and decorated with the baritone voice of Stuart Staples.
Tindersticks is an indie rock band from Nottingham, England, that was formed in 1991. This band released six albums before singer Stuart A. Staples began his solo career. The band was reunited in 2006, but more permanently in 2007. The band has composed several movie soundtracks.
Orchestral backing, lounge jazz and soul characterize their sound. The orchestrations by the multi instrumentalist Dickon Hinchliffe, who left the band in 2006, and the baritone vocalist Stuart A. Staples are the hallmarks of the band. Tindersticks enlarged their instrumentation with Rhodes piano, glockenspiel, vibraphone, violin, trumpet, trombone, clarinet, bassoon, Hammond organ, and many more.
Boulter, Staples, Macauley, Fraser and Hinchliffe, all members of Asphalt Ribbons, formed the band in 1991. The protagonists of the mini-LP Old Horse (1991) were: Stuart Staples (vocals), Dave Boulter (organ and accordion) Neil Fraser (guitar) Dickon Hinchliffe (guitar and vocal) Al Macauley (percussion and drums) John Thompson (bass). Mark Colwill was recruited when Thompson left Asphalt Ribbons, but it is unknown whether any concert was played under the name of Asphalt Ribbons. Then they changed their name to Tindersticks after Staples found a German matchbox on a Greek beach.
Tindersticks started recording demos in 1992 and founded their own label, Tippy Toe Records to release their first single, “Patchwork”, the same year.
Their first and second album, which had the same name of the band, established their signature sound and received the critical acclaim. Their live performances, often augmented by large string sections, and even sometimes a full orchestra, were well received, as the album The Bloomsbury Theatre 12.3.95. However, at their third album, “Curtains”, did not reach some of their fans’ expectations; although others said that it was their best album. The most significant song from this album was “Ballad of Tindesticks” expressing the pressures lived touring band.
In addition to their nine albums, the band has produced the soundtracks for four films by the French director Claire Denis including: Nenette et Boni, Trouble Every Day, 35 Shots of Rum and White Material. They recorded a cover of the Four Tops song, “What Is a Man”, the soundtrack of the British television series The Sins. The Sopranos on HBO featured their song “Tiny Tears” in the season 1 episode of “Isabella”. In addition, a version of “Running Wild” was played during the end credits of the penultimate episode of the series The Blue Comet. At the end of a season of Brotherhood, “The Devil In The Eye” was also played twice. “Cherry Blossoms” appeared in the film Unmade Beds (2009).
To enjoy the performance of this magnificent band, come to Teatro Central in Seville, you´ll find it at Calle José de Gálvez, 6. Isla de la Cartuja. 41092 Sevilla.
To rest comfortably after this concert, rent apartments in Seville and enjoy experiencing its great music.