Tindersticks were one of the most original and distinctive British acts of the ’90s, standing apart from both the British indie scene and the rash of Brit-pop guitar combos that dominated the U.K. charts.
Where their contemporaries were often direct and to the point, Tindersticks were obtuse and leisurely, crafting dense, difficult songs layered with literary lyrics, intertwining melodies, mumbling vocals, and gently melancholy orchestrations.
Essentially, the group filtered the dark romanticism of Leonard Cohen, Ian Curtis, and Scott Walker as filtered through the bizarre pop songcraft of Lee Hazlewood and the aesthetics of indie rock.
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Tindersticks return this year with The Something Rain, out on February 21 via Constellation in North America, City Slang in Europe, and the band’s own Lucky Dog imprint in the UK.
The Something Rain follows 2010’s Falling Down a Mountain, as well as a collection of Claire Denis film scores the band released as a box set earlier last year.
Wednesday, 07 March 2012 | 20:00 CET
Volksbühne | Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz | 10178 Berlin/Mitte