Tindersticks Premiere Short Film

Tindersticks Premiere Short Film For "Were We Once Lovers?" The Waiting Room Out January 22nd

Tindersticks have shared the film for “Were We Once Lovers?,” the new single off their upcoming release, The Waiting Room, out January 22nd on City Slang. As previously announced, The Waiting Room is both album and collaborative film project where every song on the album is accompanied by a short film by its own director. The film for “Were We Once Lovers?” was directed by Pierre Vinour. Other filmmakers involved in The Waiting Room Film Project include Christoph Girardet, Claire Denis, Rosie Pedlow and Joe King (who directed the “Hey Lucinda” video), Gregorio Graziosi, and Gabriel Sanna (who directed the “We Are Dreamers!” video).

“I have wanted to make a song with a slap bass for some time — it felt dangerous and proved quite a battle to achieve. Resistance even from within our ranks and I would say Dan McKinna was even shy when first playing it – we had to reassure him that he was among friends. The songs structure was also challenging – calling the chords out as we played / recorded. It gives the song an unpredictability that is at odds with the intense momentum that carries it. And that deep lying nervous energy that only a slap bass could bring.

In the early 90s Pierre Vinour made an iconic short film called ‘Paris – Marchseille’ – a time lapse view of the journey through a car window condensed into three minutes ending by driving off the edge of France into the sea. When I saw this film I felt an immediate connection with ‘Were We Once Lovers?’ – the speed of the journey, but I also felt that the song was speeding through the drivers mind. I was pleased that Pierre felt that connection also and he set to work building on this idea. Still, I was still not prepared for the effect the final film had on me. The clenching intensity I felt when making the song was literally doubled. I love it but I can’t wait to be released from it, it holds me in this strange limbo.” Stuart A. Staples

Last month, the New York screening of The Waiting Room Film Project was announced. It’s happening on January 19th at the Rough Trade venue in Brooklyn. Tindersticks’ leader Stuart Staples will be in attendance and will take part in a live Q+A following the screening. Similar events are being announced in Europe, however, the screenings in London and Brussels will also feature an acoustic performance by the band.

Tue. Jan. 19 – New York @ Rough Trade NYC – Screening / Q&A Stuart Staples
Fri. Jan. 22 – London @ Rough Trade East – Screening / Acoustic Performance / Q&A
Sat. Jan. 23 – Brussels @ Botanique – Screening / Acoustic Performance / Q&A
Sun. Jan. 24 – Paris @ Cinéma Étoile Lilas – Screening / Q&A Stuart Staples

Tindersticks’ Tour Dates:

Feb. 11, 2016 – Clermont-Ferrand, FR @ Petit Vélo
Feb. 13, 2016 – Berlin, DE @ Volksbühne
Feb. 14, 2016 – Berlin, DE @ Volksbühne
Feb. 24, 2016 – Dijon, FR @ Grand Théatre
Feb. 25, 2016 – Annemasse, FR @ Château Rouge
Feb. 26, 2016 – Reims, FR @ La Cartonnerie
Feb. 27, 2016 – Arras, FR @ Théâtre d’Arras
Feb. 28, 2016 – Rotterdam, NL @ De Doelen
Feb. 29, 2016 – Amsterdam, NL @ Koninklijk Theater Carre
March 2, 2016 – Rouen, FR @ 106 Club
March 3, 2016 – Cenon, FR @ Rocher de Palmer
March 4, 2016 – Tarbes, FR @ Le Parvis
March 5, 2016 – Nîmes, FR @ Paloma
March 6, 2016 – Lausanne/Pully, CH @ Theatre de L’Octogone
March 7, 2016 – Zurich, CH @ Kaufleuten
March 9, 2016 – Vienna, AT @ Wiener Konzerthaus
March 11, 2016 – Munich, DE @ Kammerspiele
March 12, 2016 – Stuttgart, DE @ Im Wizemann
March 13, 2016 – Cologne, DE @ Gloria
March 14, 2016 – Hamburg, DE @ Kampnagel
March 20, 2016 – Antwerp, BE @ Bourla
March 21, 2016 – Antwerp, BE @ Bourla
March 22, 2016 – Leuven, BE @ Het Depot
April 14, 2016 – Barcelona, ES @ Guitar Festival
April 16, 2016 – Donostia-San Sebastian, ES @ Anfiteatro Miramon
April 19, 2016 – Paris, FR @ Le Bouffes du Nord
April 20, 2016 – Paris, FR @ Le Bouffes du Nord
April 21, 2016 – Paris, FR @ Le Bouffes du Nord
April 23, 2016 – Oslo, NO @ Chateau Neuf – Det Norske Studentersamfund
April 24, 2016 – Stockholm, Se @ Södra Teatern
April 25, 2016 – Stockholm, SE @ Södra Teatern
April 26, 2016 – Copenhagen, DK @ Koncerthuset
April 27, 2016 – Aarhus, DK @ Voxhall
April 29, 2016 – London, UK @ Barbican
April 30, 2016 Coventry, UK – @ Warwick Arts Centre
May 1, 2016 – Liverpool, UK @ Philharmonic Hall
May 2, 2016 – Manchester, UK @ Bridgewater Hall
May 3, 2016 – Edinburgh, UK @ Usher Hall
May 4, 2016 – Gateshead, UK @ Sage
May 6, 2016 – Cambridge, UK @ Corn Exchange
May 7, 2016 – Bristol, UK @ Colston Hall