News: The iconic Tindersticks announce compilation album ‘Past Imperfect: The Best of Tindersticks ’92-’21’ and unveil new single ‘Both Sides of the Blade’ and tour news.

Feature Photograph: Suzanne Osborne, Steve Gullick & Christoph Agou

The magnificent Tindersticks have today announced the release of compilation album ‘Past Imperfect: The Best of Tindersticks ’92-’21’, to be released on 25 March 2022 via City Slang. As the band celebrate their thirtieth year, the release showcases collected works throughout their magnificent history. Tracks are in chronological order and split into 4 sections/2 halves – the first half being the original line up of the band with Al Macaulay (drums), Mark Colwill (bass) and Dickon Hinchliffe (violin, guitar, string arrangements). The second half is the present-day line up with Earl Harvin (drums) and Dan McKinna (Bass, piano, string arrangements). Stuart. A. Staples, Neil Fraser (guitar) and David Boulter (various instruments) are always present.

In addition to the release, the band will embark on an extensive European tour this Spring which includes a performance at London’s Royal Festival Hall on 1st May – details below.

To add a lustrous sheen to this news, the band has also released a new track to be included in the album, the track ‘Both Sides Of The Blade’. The track is written for Claire Denis’s forthcoming film ‘Avec amour et acharnament’ starring Juliette Binoche, which will be premiered at Berlin Film Festival on the 12th February 2022. The song closes the film.

This short is Staples’s own visual take on the song (with help from his friends). It is a poignant black and white single shot filled with a dignity and emotion. Tindersticks’ music is as always stately and full of a graceful power with Staples’s iconic voice sonorous and profound, trembling as it does with a restrained emotion and subtle, indelible melodies.

The album can be pre-ordered/pre-saved here and the track list is:

‘Past Imperfect: The Best of Tindersticks ’92-’21’ tracklist:

  1. City Sickness
  2. Her (’92)
  3. Tiny Tears
  4. Travelling Light
  5. My Sister
  6. Rented Rooms
  7. Can We Start Again
  8. Dying Slowly
  9. Sometimes It Hurts
  10. My Oblivion
  11. Harmony Around My Table
  12. Show Me Everything
  13. This Fire Of Autumn
  14. Medicine
  15. What Are You Fighting For
  16. How He Entered
  17. Were We Once Lovers
  18. Willow
  19. Pinky In The Daylight
  20. Both Sides Of The Blade

Tindersticks are also embarking on a tour (tickets available here):

Tindersticks live dates:
with Orchestra and Guests

  • with string quartet and guests

Apr 22, 2022 Vienna, AU Theater Akzent
Apr 23, 2022 Vienna, AU – Theater Akzent*
Apr 23, 2022 Vienna, AU – Theater Akzent*
Apr 25, 2022 Munich, DE – Isarphilharmonie
Apr 26, 2022 Lille , FR – Sebastopol Theatre*
Apr 27, 2022 Paris , FR – Grand Rex
Apr 29, 2022 Bath, UK – Forum*
Apr 30, 2022 Dublin, IE – National Concert Hall
May 1, 2022 London, UK – Royal Festival Hall
May 2, 2022 Brussels , BE – Palais Des Beaux-Arts
May 3, 2022 Utrecht, NL – Tivoli Vredenburg
May 4, 2022 Berlin, DE – Tempodrom
May 6, 2022 Copenhagen, DK – DR Koncerthuset
May 7, 2022 Stockholm, SE – Cirkus
May 9, 2022 Hamburg, DE – Laeiszhalle
May 10, 2022 Bochum, DE – Schauspielhaus*
May 11, 2022 Bochum, DE – Schauspielhaus*
May 13, 2022 Lisbon, PT – Coliseu dos Recreios
May 14, 2022 Porto, PT – Coliseu Porto Ageas

Feature Photograph: Suzanne Osborne, Steve Gullick & Christoph Agou

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