Tindersticks — See My Girls (Feb. 7, 2020)
Location: Nottingham, England
Genre: Alternative, Indie Rock, Chamber Pop
Album release: February 7, 2020
Record Label: Lucky Dog/City Slang
01 See My Girls (Edit) 4:24
02 A Street Walker’s Carol 4:19
03 Blood and Bone 5:35
04 See My Girls (Le Chien Version) 5:31
℗ 2020 Lucky Dog / City Slang
■ Illustration by Sidonie Osborne Staples
■ We wanted to make something physical and human. Not constrained by clicks or grids or loops. Songs played into the air, captured in a moment, unique to that moment and how we felt and reacted to each other within.
■ We are delighted to release our new EP ‘See My Girls.’
■ Today, Tindersticks release the four~song See My Girls EP, along with a video for the title track which was created by the Tindersticks’ Stuart A Staples and Sidonie Osborne Staples. The four song EP features a radio edit of “See My Girls,” an instrumental dub version of the track and two new songs — the David Boulter penned instrumental “A Street Walker’s Carol” and “Blood And Bone,” with Sidonie on lead vocals. The EP is a companion to Tindersticks’ 2019 release No Treasure but Hope. The See My Girls EP will be available as a 12” on February 7th in the UK and March 20th in the U.S.
■ Pitchfork called No Treasure but Hope “sensuous and sunlit,” and Aquarium Drunkard says “while many of the compositions are soft, enveloping soundscapes, much of No Treasure floats in a dim vastness, reveling in the existentialism and singularity of being human.”
■ “‘See My Girls’ is a song about isolation, tourism, migration, and as part of No Treasure but Hope about the beauty and terror of the world,” says Staples. “It was written on Ithaca and from the perspective of a small island, looking out with wonder and apprehension across the sea and beyond. The film is a collaboration with my daughter Sidonie Osborne Staples. After much preparation and experimentation, she made a continuous, layered illustration of her interpretation of the song, around 50mm high and 3m in length.”
■ 4 songs — ‘See my girls (edit)’, the great David Boulter instrumental ‘A street walker’s carol’, ‘Blood and bone’ and the original Le Chien version of ‘See my girls.’
■ The film for ‘See my girls’ is a collaboration with Stuart's daughter Sidonie Osborne Staples made from her continuous illustration of the songs narrative. Sidonie also made the artwork for the EP and co~wrote ‘Blood and bone’ on which she also provides the lead vocal.
■ The EP is available digitally today. The 12” vinyl will be available at tour our dates from Gent (29th January) and in stores on 7th February. Looking forward to seeing you all soon.