I've been waiting to see Tindersticks for a long time now. Finally on Saturday I got my dream fulfilled (now only Sigur Ros and Belle & Sebastian are left on my list of past-favs-must-see). The set was ready at Badminton theater and after the totally indifferent act of Irish singer-songwriter David Kitt it was time for Stuart Staples and his pals to fill the stage.
Most of the playlist came from their latest album Hungry Saw (as expected), which I have to admit is not that strong compared to their first three albums (a class of their own). However, seeing and hearing Staples live was worth every penny. The highlights of the show were the two encores with a number of past favorites (including Her and The Not Knowing). In full honesty, Badminton theater was the worst choice for this event (I so wanted to be in front of that stage singing along) and Staples never really showed true enthusiasm in his performance (perhaps the venue is to blame for this as well). Nevertheless, seeing Tindersticks live was well worth it..Hope they come back for another show soon (in a real stage this time).
PS. Videos are from Mix-Grill due to fucking Badminton theater (where pictures are not allowed)