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.
November 2019 sees the release of the bands 11th studio album ‘No treasure but hope’ 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.Read more
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’ and in 2018 released the experimental solo album ‘Arrhythmia’ Early 2019 saw the release of the score of Claire Denis latest film ‘High life’ featuring the single ‘Willow’ sung by the lead actor Robert Pattinson.