18 Jan Tindersticks release single and announce new album, Distractions, available in February
After You’ll Have to Scream Louder, cover of the original song by Television Personalities, Tindersticks have now released the second single from what will be the band’s 13th studio album, Distractions, scheduled for release on February 19, by City Slang Records.
Man Alone takes us on a journey through the streets of London. The hypnotic atmosphere of the music, the dark repetitive chant of Stuart Staples, the surrealist narrative and the transitory images of the English capital, all appeal to a sensation visited in works like Taxi Driver: that of being simultaneously in a city and apart from it, looking at reality through a glass, protected, like an observer in a dream.
“In the back of a London cab driving through the city at night is a very special space for me. It has a particular kind of aloneness. This fascination grew over hundreds of nights leaving the studio exhausted at 1 am (…) in an almost dream state. Retracing that journey, this film became a way of touching the city and the feeling of being both a part of and apart from it” Stuart Staples
Distractions was born in the context of a worldwide pandemic. Still, while not immune to the current situation, this “is not a confinement album,” Staples said in a statement. Confinement “is definitely a part of the album, but the album is not a reaction to it”. The recording process was “often frustrating (recording remotely doesn’t work for us)” he says, “but we found a way and in July the album was drafted and (…) mixed in September.”
In 2020, Tindersticks performed in Portugal as part of the tour of the No Treasure But Hope (2019) album. The British band played in five cities: Faro (Teatro das Figuras), Lisboa (Aula Magna), Leiria (Teatro José Lúcio da Silva), Coimbra (Convento de São Francisco) and Porto (Casa da Música). The tour was a Locomotiva Azul and Produtores Associados co-production.
TINDERSTICKS – DISTRACTIONS
Man Alone (Can’t Stop The Fadin’)
I Imagine You
A Man Needs A Maid
Lady With The Braid
You’ll Have To Scream Louder
The Bough Bends
Pre-order Distractions: https://tindersticks.lnk.to/distractions