wednesday, 24th february 2016

Exclusive Launch of the Video ‘How He Entered’ on Lomography


Watch it here… Lomography website

wednesday, 24th february 2016

Konzerthaus Berlin

We are delighted to announce the Konzerthaus Berlin show, 14th November 2016.
Looking forward to a great night.

sunday, 21st february 2016

tindersticks, new ‘how he entered’ film

Tindersticks – How He Entered (Official Video) from La Blogotheque on Vimeo.

‘very excited to announce that our new film for ‘how he entered’ will be available next week.

the conclusion(?) of what was started with Richard Dumas on the photo session for the album cover, the film directed by Richard and Amaury Voslion was story boarded/art directed by stuart and suzanne.
It was shot in and around Langar Hall in Nottinghamshire, UK.

The film will be presented at Fondation Cartier, Paris on the evening of Monday 22nd February.

It will then be available to see on the Lomography website worldwide from Wednesday 24th February at 4p.m. C.E.T. (there is a little interview there too)

we hope you enjoy (it makes Neil cry..)

thursday, 18th february 2016

tindersticks, philharmonie de paris, 10th february 2015

limited edition live lp and cd available at all forthcoming concerts €20 /€15
it sounds lovely…


keep you beautiful
johnny guitar
into the night
boobar come back to me
come feel the sun
a night so still
the otherside of the world
drunk tank
factory girls
sometimes it hurts
my oblivion

wednesday, 17th february 2016

Berlin, 12th & 13th February, 2016


We feel the need to say something after this weekend in Berlin.

tindersticks have a long and cherished history with the Volksbuhne Theatre and we chose this venue as the ideal place to present the Waiting Room film concert in Berlin.
Unfortunately, we were not informed of the dramatic re-configuration of the space and conditions our audience would have to deal with (sitting on concrete)
Added to this, technical issues at the venue on Saturday meant that the concert was delayed by over an hour and ultimately the way that we intended to present the two sets was compromised.
It was actually one of the most difficult and painful days in the bands history. We are extremely proud of everyone in our organisation that we were even able to play a concert that night, let alone in such style.

For all of you who attended, we hope our love and excitement for our new album (and films) and our joyous reconnection with our back catalogue transcended these problems.

We are planning a return to Berlin later in the year and we are close to confirming the most beautiful place for your eyes (and the softest seats for your bottoms). There will be an announcement very soon.

Until then…

with love, tindersticks

wednesday, 27th january 2016

tour guests

We are delighted to announce that Christine Ott has accepted to invitation to be our guest on our tour from Dijon on 24th February until Zurich on 7th March.

Miss Kenichi will be with us from Munich on 11th March until Hamburg on 14th March.

Simon Lenski will be with us in Antwerp on 20th March and in Leuven on 22nd March

Slumberland – Jochem Baelus (Echo Beatty) will be with us in Antwerp on the 21st March

Thomas Belhom will be with us in Rennes on 18th April.

More to to follow…

wednesday, 27th january 2016

Singing skies, Clermont-Ferrand


Saturday 6th – Friday 26th February

Hôtel du Département – Hall René-Cassin 24, rue Saint-Esprit – Clermont-Ferrand de 9h à 18h sauf dimanche – entrée libre

The installation Singing Skies is the unfolding of a book of the same title which marries Suzanne Osborne’s ‘A year in small paintings – Skies, September 2010-September 2011’ with stuart A. staples’ song lyrics, written down for the first time.

The paintings, together with typed lyrics, are accompanied by a selection of limited edition of carborundum prints from the book and a documentary by Martin Wallace.

The exhibition will also feature nine new studies of the skies in a larger format.

thursday, 7th january 2016

New song ‘Were we once lovers?’ with film directed by Pierre Vinour

tindersticks – ‘Were we once lovers?’ from La Blogotheque on Vimeo.

Exclusive screening events of ‘The waiting room’ film project

To celebrate the album release we will be hosting events in New York, London, Brussels and Paris featuring a screening of The Waiting Room film project, plus Q&As with Stuart Staples and Acoustic performances. More details below:

19.01. New York – Rough Trade NYC – Screening / Q&A

22.01. London – Rough Trade East – Screening / Acoustic Performance / Q&A

23.01. Brussels – Botanique – Screening / Acoustic Performance

24.01. Paris – Cinéma Étoile Lilas – Screening / Q&A

wednesday, 11th october 2015

The new album, film project

Hello everyone. Welcome to this next part of our band’s journey.
The new album, ‘The waiting room’, was completed in the summer after a long time of gradual writing and recording. We think it’s pretty strong and a step on (a stride even?) from ‘The something rain’.

I think it’s our first real ‘5 piece’ album. There are some great guest contributions also – Jehnny Beth, Lhasa, Julian Seigel – but it is more or less a balance between the 5 of us.

The song, ‘We are dreamers!’, has been out there a while and ‘Hey Lucinda’ is here below with its great film by British artists Rosie Pedlow and Joe King.

The film is part of ‘The waiting room film project’; collaboration with the Clermont- Ferrand International Short Film Festival, with each song from the album having a short film commissioned specifically for it. The process of working with the festival to identify directors, team them with songs and then carry the conversation through to conclusion has been a long but rewarding one. Myself and Suzanne were even able to explore some of the visual ideas we had for the songs.

It was a great feeling to bring all the works together recently. A dvd of the complete project will be part of the limited edition packages.

Many concerts are being confirmed for the first half of next year. A number of them will be cine concerts with the songs played live to the projected films. The first of these special concerts will be at the Clermont Ferrand International Short Film Festival.

The artwork comes from a Richard Dumas photo session, as well as the cover image there is a 16 page photo booklet in the LP and CD.

As Neil commented recently ‘This album…it’s a bit of a monster’

Hey Lucinda

I started to write this song a long time ago – around 6am, walking the streets of central Cologne – I didn’t realise then that by trying to push at the way a duet is structured – making this song more conversational, fluid – that the musical setting it actually asked for was beyond us. A ten year struggle commenced, it became a joke in the band – ‘Time to try again with Lucinda…’

Along the way I visited my great friend Lhasa de Sela in Montreal and we spent a little time recording a version of ‘Hey Lucinda’. She understood that it was not right for this song to lament, that underneath its ‘sad’ surface, it is full of mischief.

After Lhasa’s death on New Years day  2010 I had to put the song (and her other recordings) away. I have only recently been able to listen to her sing again and Lucinda resurfaced in my consciousness, though this time I was more able to understand what it needed – To be true to the moment we shared singing it together. As a band we approached the music again, giving it only just what was needed but hopefully catching some of that mischief!

tuesday, 29th september 2015

In Dreams: David Lynch Revisited


After the success of the Barbican show last year there will be a further series of ‘In Dreams’ concerts in November.
Stuart is looking forward to being one of the guest singers involved.


19 NOVEMBER 2015 : COLSTON HALL – Bristol

21 & 22 NOVEMBER 2015 : PHILHARMONIE – Paris


wednesday, 9th september 2015

Toronto International Film Festival. September 2015.

David Boulter recently worked on the soundtracks for two films, both premiered at TIFF this weekend, 13-14 September.

On Saturday evening Full Contact directed by David Verbeek, featuring Gregoire Colin – Click here for more info

And Sunday afternoon Five Nights In Maine by Maris Curran – Click here for more info

thursday, 25th june 2015

tindersticks – new album progress…

The Studer B62 tape machine is out and working hard.

This can only mean that the final mixes of a new tindersticks album are being finished at Le Chien – All final versions of our songs have ended up being recorded on this little machine since 2003.

So things are starting to happen towards a very busy 2016 for the band.

A comprehensive announcement is planned for September, but in the meantime keep an eye on our concerts page as shows will start to be announced over the next few months. If you are thinking of travelling, keep in mind that we plan to be busy and covering a lot of ground!

We are all looking forward to it!

wednesday, 13th may 2015

Beyond Harlem Nocturne: Terry Edwards & Neil Fraser

It’s official – Terry & Neil are at the Edinburgh Fringe this year.
Where – The Caley Bar, Waldorf Astoria, Princes Street, Edinburgh EH1 2AB
When – 8pm August 7 to August 30 (no shows on Aug 19 or 26)
Tickets – £10 / £ 8
Facebook page
We look forward to seeing you there!

wednesday, 18th february 2015

Philharmonie de Paris show

For those of you who were unable to see us at the Philharmonie de Paris, or those who missed the live feed, here’s a link to the full concert…

tindersticks at the Philharmonie de Paris


tuesday, 9th december 2014

tindersticks at the Festival Antigel, Geneva

We will be playing Festival Antigel – Salle des Fêtes du Lignon, Geneva, Switzerland on Friday, 6th February 2015.

Tickets available here: Festival Antigel website.

This will be the last show announcement for this run of concerts…
06/02/2015 – Antigel Festival, Geneva, Switzeralnd
07/02/2015 – Konzerthaus, Dortmund, Germany
09/02/2015 – Tivoli Vredenburg, Utrecht, Netherlands
10/02/2015 – Philharmonie, Paris, France

Hope to see you at one of these shows.

wednesday, 3rd december 2014

the online shop

Just to let you know…
I’ll be closing the shop for the Christmas period: 19th-28th December.
My last trip to the post office will be on the 19th December.

monday, 20th october 2014

tindersticks, Ypres

The ‘Ypres’ album is now available from our online shop

monday, 15th september 2014

tindersticks, Ypres

On 17th October 2014, tindersticks will release the commissioned soundscapes from the In Flanders Fields WW1 museum in Ypres, Belgium.

Available LP, CD and download.

Click here for more details.

tuesday, 9th september 2014

Mista soundtrack by David Boulter and Vaclav Havelka

David has been working with Vaclav Havelka on the soundtrack for the Czech film, Mista (Places).

It will be released in Czech cinemas on 18th September 2014.

The official teaser can be seen here…

And, the official video for the song can be watched here…

The song can be purchased and downloaded from Bandcamp (the link is also in the video),
or from the film’s facebook page

People from the Czech Republic can see the film before its official opening (Sept 18th) through the exclusive tour Na Místa at special locations!
You can find all shows here.

wednesday, 27th august 2014

tindersticks at the Tivoli Vredenburg, Utrecht

We are pleased to announce that we will be playing at the Tivoli Vredenburg in Utrecht on the 9th february 2015.

Tickets available here: Tivoli Vredenburg website.

Venue address:
Vredenburgkade 11
3511 WC Utrecht

thursday, 31st july 2014

tindersticks at the Konzerthaus, Dortmund

We will be playing at the Konzerthaus in Dortmund on Saturday, 7th February, 2015.

Tickets on sale from the Konzerthaus website

We look forward to seeing you there.

friday, 16th may 2014

tindersticks at the Philharmonie, Paris

Philharmonie de Paris atelier jean Nouvel

photo: Ateliers Jean Nouvel

Tuesday, 10th February 2015.

We are delighted to announce that we will be part of the opening programme for this new Paris landmark.

Ticket availability:
On sale for Philarmonie/Cité de la Musique subscribers from: May 15, 11am CET.
General sale of tickets from: June 14, 11am CET.

Philharmonie de Paris website

We look forward to seeing you there.

monday, 24th march 2014

Singing Skies at the Nottingham Contemporary


Wednesday 4th June – Saturday 7th June with tindersticks performance on Friday, 6th June
The Space

The installation Singing Skies is an unfolding of a book of the same title which marries Suzanne Osborne’s ‘A year in small paintings – Skies, September 2010-September 2011’ with stuart A. staples’s song lyrics, written down for the first time. The paintings together with typed lyrics and a documentary by Martin Wallace are set within a structure created by artist Wolfgang Buttress, which provides a surface for the projection of Claire Denis’ film of the paintings, with an original score by tindersticks.
tindersticks will perform a special acoustic set on the Friday evening.

Singing Skies Opening
Tuesday 3rd June, 6-8pm
The Space

tindersticks performance
Friday 6th June, 8.30pm
The Space

tickets go on sale at 9am, Friday, 28th March from here – extremely limited availability

Nottingham Contemporary
Weekday Cross

Nottingham Contemporary website

friday, 31st january 2014

Cascadeur – ‘Ghost Surfer’

Cascadeurs new album Ghost Surfer is released on Monday 3rd Feb.
Stuart had the pleasure of singing with him on the song ‘The Crossing’ there is a glimpse of it

friday, 31st january 2014

Festival Printemps de Bourges

Bourges cathedral
We will be playing at La Cathedrale, as part of Festival Printemps de Bourges, Bourges, France on 25 April. We’ll be bringing some strings and brass along with us as well.Festival information can be found here:

Ticket information can be found here:

We look forward to seeing you there.

thursday, 23rd january 2014

Singing Skies Cherbourg


Singing Skies exhibition will be at ‘Le Point du Jour’ gallery, 107 Avenue de Paris, 50100 Cherbourg-Octeville, from February 1st until the 16th, 2014.

tindersticks will play an intimate show at 9pm on the opening night – Saturday, the 1st February.
A strictly limited number of tickets are available from the gallery, priced at 20€ in advance, or 25€ on the night.
There are very few tickets left so buying in advance is recommended.

If you cannot get to see the show, but would like to see the exhibition, the gallery is open:
Wednesday, Thursday & friday, from 2 pm to 6pm
Saturday & Sunday, from 2 pm to 9pm

Should you need any more information, please contact the gallery:
Le Point du Jour
107, Avenue de Paris
50100 Cherbourg-Octeville
t. 02 33 22 99 23

wednesday, 18th december 2013

Second half of Carborundum prints now available

This Fire Of Autumn

The second half of Carborundum prints are now available
with a new film about the making of them by Martin Wallace.

Suzanne revisited Vienna at the beginning of November to complete the Singing Skies carborundum print project.
New prints for ‘Marbles’, ‘Don’t ever get tired’, ‘This fire of autumn’, ‘She’s gone’ and ‘Dance with an old man’ are now available – details here.
You can also watch the film.

wednesday, 9th november 2013

Across six leap years LP & CD

…is now available from the online shop.

Click here to be taken to the shop

friday, 1st november 2013

Singing Skies London


Singing Skies exhibition will be at 81 Leonard Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A 4QS. ( from Thursday 28th November until 1st December.

tindersticks will play an intimate show at 8pm on the opening night.
A strictly limited number of tickets were available with the purchase of the Singing Skies book.

All places have now been sold.

tuessday, 22nd october 2013

Across six leap years tour

For all those attending tindersticks shows on the “Across six leap years tour”, please be aware that the band will play 2 sets at each show with no support act.

For most shows tindersticks will be on stage at approximately 20.00 and there will be a short intermission after their first set.

We hope you enjoy the show.

wednesday, 9th october 2013


The LP & CD of Claire Denis’ film, ‘Les Salauds’, is now available from the online shop.

Click here to be taken to the shop for more details

Saturday, 5th october 2013

‘Across six leap years’ album streaming

Across six leap years
There will be streams of “Across six leap years” on the following sites starting on Monday 7 October at 12.00 UK time (13.00 CET)UK – The Quietus
Ireland – RTE
Germany – Zeit Online
France – Deezer
Spain – El Pais (streaming starts Tuesday 8 October)
Portugal – Blitz
Austria – Kurier
Italy – Sentireascoltare
Sweden – Nöjesguiden
Belgium – De Standaard

Friday, 27th september 2013

ARTE film of Singing Skies acoustic and Kampnagel shows

Arte filmed the band in Berlin for the Singing Skies acoustic show and in Hamburg at the Kampnagel festival. This will be shown at 00.10 on 29 September in Germany and France. After that, it’ll be available online for 7 days in the Arte Media Library in Germany and France here…

wednesday, 4th september 2013

Across six leap years

New album released 14/10/2013.

Click here for artwork, track-listing & full details…

Pre-order the album from these online shops.
Germany / Austria / Switzerland:
City Slang
The Netherlands:

And, you can order it from iTunes here…
Or here…

thursday, 29th august 2013

Singing Skies Carborundum prints

Singing Skies Carborundum prints are now available. A selection of 5 songs and painting pairs from the Singing Skies book.
Limited to just 12 editions of each of the 5 prints (Cherry Blossoms, I know that loving, Marseilles sunshine, My oblivion and The other side of the world)
Handmade by Suzanne and master printmaker Tom Phelan in Vienna.

Read more…


friday, 2nd august 2013


Continuing a long and fruitful creative relationship, Tindersticks have completed their 6th original film score for renowned director Claire Denis, for her provocative thriller BASTARDS/LES SALAUDS, released in French cinemas on 7th August.Marking a fundamental stylistic departure for the band, the hypnotic electronic score resonates the darkly sensual and dreamlike rhythms of the film’s revenge narrative, featuring a new twist on the Hot Chocolate classic ‘Put Your Love in Me’.

The soundtrack for Bastards/Les Salauds is released on the Lucky Dog / Naive label and will be available as a digital download on the 7th August from Naive and on LP & CD from 16th September. Pre-orders for the soundtrack will be available in the tindersticks shop soon…details to follow

In the meantime, here’s a track from the film for you to enjoy and download.
Put Your Love In Me (fade) …or download it here

Les Salauds

tuesday, 16th july 2013

singing skies in Berlin

From 22 August – 22 September 2013 Singing Skies will be exhibited at Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin.The opening will take place on 22 Of August at 19:00 with Stuart and Suzanne in attendance.

The following evening (23 August), the Künstlerhaus Bethanien will host an exclusive acoustic concert with Tindersticks.

A strictly limited 50 tickets for this event are available as part of a special Singing Skies book and ticket package only from the City Slang online shop (City Slang shop). The special package goes on sale tomorrow (Tuesday 16 July) at 12.00 CET (strictly limited to one ticket per person and as part of the package only) via the following link:

Stuart A. Staples & Suzanne Osborne:
Singing Skies exhibition 22 August – 22 September 2013
Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Showroom Kottbusser Str. 10, 10999 Berlin-Kreuzberg

tindersticks acoustic show:
23 August 2013 at 7 pm – only with a valid ticket
Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Showroom Kottbusser Str. 10, 10999 Berlin-Kreuzberg

Both events with kind support from the Governing Mayor of Berlin, Senate Offices – Cultural Affairs

singing skies

wednesday, 3rd july 2013

Across six leap years

tindersticks are 21 this year…a new album, released 14/10/2013.

Read more…

wednesday, 28th march 2013

stuart a. staples & suzanne osborne – singing skies

On May 13 2013, in association with Hannibal Publishing, ‘Singing skies’ was released. A collection of Stuart’s song lyrics, written down for the first time, and extracts from Suzanne’s ‘A year in small paintings’.The book ia a hardback, limited first edition of 2500. You can order the book from us here.

As part of Vooruit’s (Gent) 100 year celebrations from May 9 – 26, there is an exhibition of the paintings accompanied by a video installation, based on the paintings, by Claire Denis (with an original tindersticks score).

May 10th saw a book launch at the Vooruit with a special acoustic concert by tindersticks.

Tickets for the event were limited to 250 and included the book and a hand printed woodblock poster, numbered and unique to the event.

Read more…


wednesday, 6th march 2013

new site

Firstly, welcome to our new site. A work in progress, as usual, though we hope this signifies a new phase in this long adventure.
A new shop will open soon.

Neil is now very much at the centre of this new site, we hope this connects our work and ideas directly to you.

There are many exciting plans going on around here, afterall we are 21 this year and its 20 years since the release of our first album.

More news and announcements of special releases and events are on their way, but first off…

tindersticks, across six leap years

anniversary tour 2013



19 – Hérouville-Saint-Clair, Big Band Cafe
20 – Rennes, Carre Sevigne
21 – Paris, Olympia
22 – Brussels – Cirque Royale
24 – Dublin, Vicar St
25 – London, Barbican
27 – Copenhagen, Koncertsalen
28 – Berlin, Admiralspalast
29 – Amsterdam, Concertgebouw
31 – Barcelona, BARTS – Barcelona Jazz Festival


01 – Madrid, Joy Eslava
02 – Lisbon, Coliseu Dos Recreios

See you there!

Ticket info here