The Waiting Room (City Slang)

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On January 22, 2016, Tindersticks will release their new album, The Waiting Room. A milestone not just numerically (their 10th), but musically and creatively, this is Tindersticks’ first studio album since 2012’s critically acclaimed The Something Rain (8.1 Pitchfork, 8/10 The Quietus, 4/5 The Guardian, 4/5 Independent on Sunday, 4/5 Uncut, 4/5 Q, 4/5 Observer). Two decades into their musical voyage as established masters of restraint and poetic human emotion, Tindersticks are a band now confidently creating the best songs of their career with the most ambitious, diverse and elaborate album you’ll have heard from them in recent years.


Featuring guest appearances by Jehnny Beth of Savages and a particularly poignant duet with Lhasa De Sela, a dear lost friend of band leader Stuart Staples, the new work breathes gravity. Its brass arrangements are by the great Julian Siegel and it comes dressed in a sleeve by legendary French photographer Richard Dumas.


Not only an album, but an ambitious collaborative film project, each track is accompanied by a short film by it’s own director. These visual interpretations feature renowned filmmakers such as Christoph Girardet, Pierre Vinour, Claire Denis, Rosie Pedlow and Joe King, Gregorio Graziosi, Richard Dumas and Gabriel Sanna.