Rough Trade recommends: The Tindersticks


The Tindersticks have been around since the early 1990’s and if you think they have run out of creative steam you should think again.

You only need to check out the almost afrobeatish track ‘Help Yourself’ or the ‘70s soft rock vibe of ‘Like Only Lovers Can’ to see they are still very much a vital band. This is their first album since 2012’s critically acclaimed ‘The Something Rain’, and is the most ambitious and diverse album they have produced for many a year.

Their collaborations have always been interesting and this features two superb duets – a particularly poignant one with the late Lhasa De Sela, ‘Hey Lucinda’, the other, ‘We Are Dreamers’ with Jehnny Beth of post punk Savages, provides a menacing centre-piece. Add to this a short film for each and every track, from director’s such as Claire Denis, Christoph Giradet and Pierre Vinour and it all adds up to a great package.

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