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Formed in Nottingham, England, and previously known as the Asphalt Ribbons, Tindersticks revolve around the melancholic tones of Stuart Staples (14 November 1965, England; vocals, guitar, melodica). Dickon Hinchcliffe (b. 9 July 1967, England; violin, guitar, piano, vocals) and Dave Boulter (b. David Leonard Boulter, 27 February 1965, England; keyboards/percussion) joined him in the new act, which was completed by Neil Fraser (b. 22 November 1962, England; guitar/vibraphone), Mark Colwill (b. 12 May 1960, England; bass) and Al Macaulay (b. Alasdair Robert De Villeneuve Macaulay, 2 August 1965, England; drums/trumpet). The sextet made its debut in November 1992 with Patchwork, released on their own Tippy Toe label. A second single, Marbles, presaged A Marriage Made In Heaven, a collaboration with Niki Sin of Huggy Bear issued on Rough Trade Records. Having then completed the Unwired EP, the Tindersticks were signed by Andrew...