Listen to Tinlicker’s Third Studio Album, ‘Cold Enough For Snow’

The Dutch duo’s widely-watched rollout of its third LP draws to a close.

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Feb 16, 2024
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Rachel Narozniak

The forecast on [PIAS] Électronique: Cold Enough For Snow.

The imprint provides the platform for the third studio album from Tinlicker, their awaited answer to 2022’s In Another Lifetime. There, it settles with a soft, emphatic elegance, not unlike the flurries to which the LP’s title alludes.

Cold Enough For Snow finds Tinlicker’s Jordi van Achthoven and Micha Heyboer operating ever-meticulously within their wheelhouse. The production, characteristically diamond-sharp, carries depth complemented by striking toplines from Boxer Rebellion’s Nathan Nicholson, Editors frontman Tom Smith, and English indie rock band Circa Waves, among others. Across its 13 tracks, Cold Enough For Snow strikes a balance between propulsive melodic techno and cerebral, soul-stirring progressive — a sonic palette that has historically won the Utrecht-based twosome acclaim. Listen to the new Tinlicker LP below.

Among the album’s focal points are the unexpected coos of a saxophone on “Strawberry” and the LP’s focus track, “Glasshouse” featuring Julia Church. The latter ambiently opens Cold Enough For Snow as Church’s supple vocals recall the experience of “having a recurring dream about someone you love.”

“How their memory flashes in and out of your world in the same way they did — and no matter where they are, continuing to live in a way that would make them proud. Nathan (Nicholson) and I fell in love with this beautiful instrumental and we loved working together to find the perfect topline,” Church says.

The South African singer-songwriter is also the voice of “Slipstream.” The song sits at the peak of [PIAS] Électronique’s Top Ten Tracks” list on the Beatport store.

Cold Enough For Snow will transition to the live setting on Tinlicker’s accompanying European album tour. After kicking off in Poland on February 27, the initiative will weave through a slew of major cities, including Vienna, Prague, Zurich, and Milan, before moving its way to North America, hitting destinations like New York, LA, Detroit, Nashville, and beyond. Tickets to the tour are available on the Tinlicker website.

Tinlicker’s new album Cold Enough For Snow is out now via [PIAS] Électronique. Buy it on Beatport.

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