Tindersticks release new album ‘Past Imperfect’

Tindersticks release new album ‘Past Imperfect’

Tindersticks have just released ‘Past Imperfect: The Best of Tindersticks ’92-’21’, a new album that anticipates the European tour of the band, with a stop in Portugal on the 13th and 14th May, at the Coliseus. 


The new album celebrates the Nottingham group’s three-decade journey, showcasing some of the greatest moments in their rich history, as well as some previously unreleased songs.

The first half of the album includes songs from the band’s original line-up, featuring vocalist Stuart Staples, guitarist Neil Fraser, and multi-instrumentalist David Boulter, along with drummer Al Macaulay, bassist Mark Colwill, and multi-instrumentalist Dickon Hinchliffe. The second half features music from the current line-up with Staples, Fraser, Boulter, drummer Earl Harvin, and multi-instrumentalist Dan McKinna.

“One of the things I feel as I approach 30 years in the band is that all the mistakes we’ve made are our mistakes. I’m pretty proud of that. We’re still here, still connected, and all totally on our own terms. I can’t think of many other bands that are in this situation.” 

The new album is released as the band embarks on an extensive European tour celebrating its 30-year career, which will pass through more than 15 European cities and will end on a high note with two concerts at the Coliseus in Lisbon and Porto on 13 and 14 May. 

In these concerts, the band will present their best songs with arrangements faithful to the original recordings. Stuart Staples and colleagues will be flanked on stage by an orchestra and by several well-known names from their discography: Lucy Wilkins (violinist on ‘Tindersticks II’ and ‘Curtains’), Calina de la Mare (violinist on ‘Tindersticks II’, ‘Curtains’, ‘Simple Pleasure’, ‘Waiting for the Moon’), Rob Spriggs (guitarist on ‘Tindersticks II and Curtains’), Sarah Willson (cellist on ‘Tindersticks II, ‘Curtains’, ‘Simple Pleasure’, ‘Waiting for the Moon’, ‘Across Six Leap Years’ and ‘No Treasure but Hope’), Gina Foster (singer on ‘Across Six Leap Years’, ‘The Something Rain’ and the more recent ‘Distractions’) and saxophonist Terry Edwards.

In anticipation to the new album, Tindersticks have unveiled the unreleased singles ‘Both Sides Of The Blade’ andWillow (Stuart A. Staples version)’, and opened the doors to the ‘Santuario de Los Burros’ , the band’s new archive, with testimonies from their first 10 years of existence (1992-2001).