Tindersticks will be playing End Of The Road Festival 2012.

Tindersticks played End of the Road festival in 2008.

Tindersticks have just announced the release of their ninth album, The Something Rain. Like its predecessors, The Hungry Saw and Falling Down A Mountain, it projects a bold spirit, something charged with what Uncut described as a “restored self-belief, again loving doing what they do and doing it better than anyone else”. Although within The Something Rain there is something else…the band, the ideas are formed. It touches what it is reaching for.

tindersticks recent history is a story of gradually rebuilding, following a period, around 2003, of breaking it all down. It was a painful time, but it is only now that they feel those hard decisions were the right ones. Their music has grown into a different shape that could never have been found by holding on to the past. Since reforming they have been ever progressive, never looking back. This was felt most acutely on their recent soundtrack work for Claire Denis and the accompanying ambitious cinematic live shows, and culminating in the making of The Something Rain.

The Something Rain was recorded in bursts, over approximately a year, from May 2010 to August 2011 and mixed in September to October 2011. It was a time of experimentation, of searching for and honing down a shape and sound. It will be released on the band’s own Lucky Dog label on 20 February 2012.

(Notes taken from the A-Z section in the 2008 festival programme.)