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Tindersticks announce 30th anniversary compilation with new song "Both Sides of the Blade"

17 January 2022, 17:23 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Tindersticks have announced their upcoming compilation Past Imperfect: The Best of Tindersticks ’92-’21 to celebrate 30 years together, and have released a new song titled "Both Sides of the Blade" to accompany the news.

Past Imperfect: The Best of Tindersticks ’92-’21 features songs from across Tindersticks' 30-year history, as well as a new song titled "Both Sides of the Blade", which has been released today.

The previously unreleased song "Both Sides of the Blade" was written for Claire Denis' film Avec amour et acharnament, which stars Juliette Binoche and will premiere at the Berlin Film Festival on 12 February.

Frontman Stuart Staples said of the group's 30th anniversary, "One of the greatest things I feel in approaching this milestone, is that all of the mistakes we’ve made are our mistakes. If there’s something wrong, there’s something wrong because we decided in the moment that this is what we should be and we physically made it that way. I’m kind of proud of that. We’re still here, we’re still connected, we’re still pushing and it’s been totally on our own terms. I can’t really think of many other bands that are in that situation."


  1. City Sickness
  2. Her ('92)
  3. Tiny Tears
  4. Travelling Light
  5. My Sister
  6. Rented Rooms
  7. Can We Start Again
  8. Dying Slowly
  9. Sometimes It Hurts
  10. My Oblivion
  11. Harmony Around My Table
  12. Show Me Everything
  13. This Fire Of Autumn
  14. Medicine
  15. What Are You Fighting For
  16. How He Entered
  17. Were We Once Lovers
  18. Willow
  19. Pinky In The Daylight
  20. Both Sides Of The Blade
"Both Sides of the Blade" is out now. Tindersticks' Past Imperfect: The Best of Tindersticks ’92-’21 compilation will arrive via City Slang on 25 March, and is available to pre-order now.
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