With a lengthy European tour underway, Tindersticks have shared another short film for ‘How He Entered’ to accompany the launch of their critically lauded new album ‘The Waiting Room’ (out now on City Slang).
This previously unreleased film acts as a standalone movie and is not part of the film project that accompanied each track on the record. It was directed by Amaury Voslion and Richard Dumas (who also shot the album cover) and features the enigmatic donkey head from ‘The Waiting Room’ artwork.
“I bought the donkey head a few years ago from a great theatrical antiques shop in Strasbourg – he is apparently 100 years old” explains Tindersticks’ vocalist Stuart A. Staples. “He has become a kind of alter-ego. We had a photo session for the album arranged at Langar Hall, Nottingham, with Richard Dumas. I thought I would take the head along, see what happens… When Richard was introduced to donkey man he put down his champagne and rushed to get his camera – the next day was a lot of fun and the session spawned the great album cover and the booklet of the donkey man and his wife that goes with it. The idea of this film – a day in the life – was born that day.”
Tindersticks will be touring throughout the year, including a series of special cine-concert events across the UK in April and May.
Tindersticks’ Tour Dates:
29 UK London – Barbican*
30 UK Coventry – Warwick Arts Centre*
01 UK Liverpool – Philharmonic Hall*
02 UK Manchester – Bridgewater Hall*
03 UK Edinburgh – Usher Hall*
04 UK Gateshead – Sage*
06 UK Cambridge – Corn Exchange*
07 UK Bristol – Colston Hall*