Praise for 'Sugar Now': "Sugar Now doesn't merely appropriate the sounds of various regions, but it demonstrates actual, lived experiences - and it's all the stronger for it" - London in Stereo "Gleefully prim pop blending bossa nova and disco" - Uncut "Easy on the ear, warm and positive, it's the perfect soundtrack to the summer" 4/5- The Morning Star "Intricate, mulitcultural, multilingual goth-tinged folk band Cristobal and the Sea have plenty of plates spinning, but handle them all with due care and attention" - The Skinny "(Sugar Now) boasts the band's ability to sustain a diverse quality, yet create daring musical dimensions within it" 4/5 - NARC "Fantastical" - DIY "A smart, summery fix" 7/10 - The Line of Best Fit "(Cristobal and the Sea) harness an altogether fluid, rhythmic and wonderfully melodic energy as intriguing and evocative as their band name" - Gigwise "The band have a sense of the fantastic, reaching towards some unheard of sublime" - Clash
In January 2016 Tindersticks will release their new album ‘The Waiting Room,’ a milestone not just numerically (their 10th), but musically and creatively. Their first studio album since 2012’s critically acclaimed ‘The Something Rain' (9/10 DiS, 8.1 pitchfork, 8/10 the Quietus, 8/10 DIY, 4/5 Guardian, 4/5 Independent on Sunday, 4/5 Uncut, 4/5 Q, 4/5 Observer) is the most ambitious, diverse and elaborate album you’ll have heard from Tindersticks in recent years. Two decades into their musical voyage Tindersticks, established masters of restraint and poetic human emotion, are a band now confidently creating the best songs of their career.
See and listen to the premiere track 'We are Dreamers!' here with the short film by Brazilian director Gabriel Sanna :
‘The Waiting Room' breathes gravity and features guest appearances by Jehnny Beth of Savages and a particularly poignant duet with dear lost friend of Stuart Staples, Lhasa De Sela. 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, an ambitious collaborative film project also - each track is accompanied by a short film, a visual interpretation by it's own director, featuring Christoph Girardet, Pierre Vinour, Claire Denis, Rosie Pedlow and Joe King, Gregorio Graziosi, Richard Dumas and Gabriel Sanna.
Strangers to the touring life refer to it as “living the dream,” while generally the ones actually doing the touring see it more as living in a dream. The difference is subtle to the uninitiated, yet is intimate to Nate Brenner, AKA Naytronix, who has spent much of the past four years touring the world as bassist for the mighty tUnE-yArDs. Consider Naytronix’s second full-length, Mister […] READ ON
London based cross-European group Cristobal and the Sea are excited to announce news of their debut album ‘Sugar Now’, which is set for release 2nd October via City Slang.
The ongoing dispute over explorer Cristobal Columbus’ nationality shows some country disputes will stay unresolved, but others are born to harmonise, in the case of Cristobal And The Sea. The […] READ ON
HeCTA is the brainchild of Kurt Wagner, Ryan Norris and Scott Martin of Lambchop, but don't call it a "side-project"! HeCTA is rather an "expanded universe"! Exploring and experimenting with the idea of combining the notion of “song”, elements from stand up comedy, electronic music and a shared love of the electronic form and it’s many permutations, HeCTA and the album “The Diet” […] READ ON
Stepping into a mighty fine tradition of the likes of UB40, Black Uhuru or Massive Attack, SINKANE are announcing today the release of the SINKANE x PEAKING LIGHTS EP entitled „MEAN DUB“, a bass rich enhancement in dub of four original Sinkane songs from last year’s celebrated MEAN LOVE album that have been given the magical Peaking Lights dub overhaul by Aaron Peaking. The two bands had […] READ ON
Hauschka is a composer, songwriter and experimental musician who has brought an exciting new perspective to the prepared piano. The prepared piano – a technique for getting new sounds from the acoustic keyboard by resting pieces of paper or drumsticks on the strings of the instrument - has been used for centuries, but Hauschka was unaware of the tradition when he began exploring ways to get […] READ ON