Published May 09, 2008Fast on the heels of Tindersticks first album in five years, The Hungry Saw, comes a short film by long-term collaborator Martin Wallace. Titled Those Devil Hands, the documentary delves deep into the inner workings of the Nottingham noir-soul outfit, and was made to coincide with the release of the bands seventh studio album.
The beautifully shot and intimate film centres primarily on interview footage from Tindersticks front-man Stuart Staples, who gives a very personal and candid glimpse at the groups recording and writing processes, as well as their personal dynamics. Staples also explores the recent turmoil surrounding the band, who in 2006 found half their members turn in their resignation papers, and how they pulled themselves back to together with The Hungry Saw, which was recorded in his home studio, Le Chien Chanceux in Limoges, France.
Along with Those Devil Hands, which can be seen here, the 15-year-old band have posted an acoustic performance of the albums lead single, "Hungry Saw - which can be viewed below - on their YouTube channel, along with a handful of music video are also available via the website.
As of yet the band have only announced a short string of European tour dates in support of The Hungry Saw, with no word on any possible North American ones to follow. Already released in the UK through Beggars Banquet, The Hungry Saw will see a North American release in the near future via Montreal-based label Constellation.