Tindersticks call to mind a warm melancholic world. Rich orchestrated songs, the voice of front man Stuart A. Staples lead to a stylish universe filled with British soul noir.
Tindersticks, which was first known under the name of Asphalt Ribbons, was created at the beginning of the 90s. In ’93 their first album came out and the band was immediately praised by the complete press. Their following albums also met with general support. After the album ‘Waiting For The Moon’ from 2003, Tindersticks’ story seemed to be completed. Front man Stuart A. Staples went solo resulting in 2 records among which the wonderful ‘Leaving Songs’.
In 2008 Tindersticks made its unexpected comeback with ‘The Hungry Saw’. The band was reformed to front man Staples, guitarist Neil Fraser and pianist David Boulter. The album ‘Falling Down A Mountain’ from 2010 made a surprising impression with its more experimental sound. It was a new road they took which effects lasted until their latest album ‘The Something Rain’ as well, that came out this year.
Their latest album seems to be the perfect synthesis of the road and search covered by this British band during the past twenty years. The melancholy, the beauty, the unmistakable sound of Stuart A. Staples’ baritone… those are all elements that can be found on ‘The Something Rain’. But the album goes way beyond all that; we hear a band that is looking at the future.