‘The Waiting Room' breathes gravity and features guest appearances by Jehnny Beth of Savages and a particularly poignant duet with dear lost friend of Stuart Staples, Lhasa De Sela. Its brass arrangements are by the great Julian Siegel and it comes dressed in a sleeve by legendary french photographer Richard Dumas.
Not only an album, an ambitious collaborative film project also - each track is accompanied by a short film, a visual interpretation by it's own director, featuring Christoph Girardet, Pierre Vinour, Claire Denis, Rosie Pedlow and Joe King, Gregorio Graziosi, Richard Dumas and Gabriel Sanna.
See and listen to the premiere track 'We are Dreamers!' here with the short film by Brazilian director Gabriel Sanna.
‘The Waiting Room’ will be available as a limited edition cd/dvd, lp /dvd and very limited clear vinyl LP/DVD through City Slang and a Konkurrent distribution.
01 Follow Me
02 Second Chance Man
03 Were We Once Lovers?
04 Help Yourself
05 Hey Lucinda
06 This Fear of Emptiness
07 How He Entered
08 The Waiting Room
09 Planting Holes
10 We are Dreamers!
11 Like Only Lovers Can
Track 5 featuring Lhasa De Sela
Track 10 featuring Jehnny Beth
Release date: 22 January 2016
The Waiting Room Film Project live events
11 February - Clermont-Ferrand, FR @ Clermont-Ferrand ISFF
13, 14 February - Berlin, DE @ Volkesbhune
17, 18, 19 April – Paris, FR @ Le Bouffes du Nord
27 April – Copenhagen, DK @ Chp Pix
29 April – London, UK @ The Barbican
30 April - 8 May - Music Beyond Mainstream, UK tour
20/03/16: Bourla, Antwerpen
21/03/16: Bourla, Antwerpen
22/03/16: Het Depot, Leuven
Complete tour dates here