New album, No Treasure But Hope, is out on 15 Nov on City Slang.
Formed in London in 1992 tindersticks three founder members Stuart A. Staples, David Boulter, and Neil Fraser were joined and rejuvenated in the late 2000’s by Dan McKinna and Earl Harvin Jr.
After ten studio albums and eight film soundtracks for the renowned director Claire Denis, tindersticks continue to push at the boundaries and explore the textures and emotion of their music. Over the last 25 years tindersticks have been regulars in the concert halls of Europe, recently invited to be part of the inaugural programmes of the new Paris and Hamburg Philharmonies. Often collaborating with orchestras, guest musicians and vocalists. Recording duets with artists ranging from Lhasa de Sela, Mary Margaret O’Hara and Isabella Rossellini.
Their music has been used variously in art installations, dance and theatre projects, fashion shows, numerous films and TV productions. In 2014 tindertsicks were commissioned to create the evolving orchestral soundscapes for the In Flanders Fields, WW1 museum in Ypres, Belgium. Their last album The waiting room (2016) was also a collaboration with the Clermont-Ferrand international Short Film festival where the band curated and were involved in creating a collection of films made specifically for the music. In 2017 Staples directed his first film - Minute bodies: The intimate world of F. Percy Smith. In 2018 Staples scored the acclaimed Claire Denis film High life and the band contributed the song Willow sung by Robert Pattinson.