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Tindersticks announce forthcoming album, Soft Tissue

14 May 2024, 15:29 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

Tindersticks have announced their fourteenth studio album, Soft Tissue, alongside lead single, "New World".

"New World" was the first track written for Soft Tissue, and serves as a springboard for the album’s thematic concerns about personal/public worlds knocked off-kilter.

The video, as well as the album’s sleeve, are made with Staples’ daughter, artist Sidonie Osborne Staples. Stuart comments: “Sid was making these tiny ceramic characters, I asked her to make some of the band. Later I wrote this song about somehow trying make sense of this strange world I felt developing around me and these little guys came back into my mind. Let's take them on a stop motion journey across a strange land, from the barren rocks to the bountiful fruit that is not familiar and maybe poisonous. Sid put the landscapes together and moved the figures, millimetres at a time. Neil took the photographs, we edited as went along.”

The journey began during a break from the tour for Tindersticks’ 30th anniversary compilation, Past Imperfect.

On Soft Tissue, ambition takes the form of a fluid, questing take on what Tindersticks can be, anchored by a sense of trust between the bandmates. As Stuart explains, “In this band, I think that there’s so much… I was going to say talent but it’s got nothing to do with talent, really, it’s about that desire, that need to reach for something and to go to places you haven’t been. And I feel that comes from everybody. I didn’t feel as though there was any kind of restriction about, or any dogma about, what this record could be, beyond where it takes us and what excites us.

Along with the announcement of the forthcoming album, they have announced live dates, including a headline show at London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall on 17 March 2025 as well as dates in Brighton, Manchester, Bristol, Birmingham, and Sheffield later this year.


  1. New World
  2. Don't Walk, Run
  3. Nancy
  4. Falling, The Light
  5. Always a Stranger
  6. The Secret of Breathing
  7. Turned My Back
  8. Soon to be April

Soft Tissue, is set to be released via City Slang on 13 September, and is available to pre-order now. For more information on their live dates, visit

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