Tindersticks have closed the Uncut Arena tonight (July 20) at this year’s Latitude festival.
The Nottingham band – Stuart Staples, Neil Fraser and David Boultertook – took the stage at 10:45 (BST) along with nine other musicians to give an orchestral performance of songs spanning their 16 year career.
Tindersticks opened with material from the The Hungry Saw, which was released earlier this year after the band’s five year hiatus.
Wearing a black waistcoat and pink shirt, frontman Staples welcomed the crowd and made light of competing with Interpol for the Sunday night audience.
“We are hopefully going to play this song and maybe Interpol will help us out,” said Staples introducing ‘Can We Start Again’.
Clearly delighted that Tindersticks had returned to playing live, the audience called out requests between songs.
The band then played a stunning version of the soul classic ‘If You’re Looking For A Way Out’, with a live horn section and a string quintet.
Staples then performed ‘Say Goodbye To The City’ from the 2003 album Waiting for the moon before thrilling fans with ‘Travelling Light’ from their self-titled 1995 album.
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