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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Review - KT Tunstall "Tiger Suit" Cd

I was thrilled when the One2One Network invited me to review KT Tunstall's 3rd album, "Tiger Suit". It's been in stores since October 5th. From KTTunstall.com - Story:
"Tunstall has coined the term “nature techno” to encapsulate the album’s collision of raw, upfront rootsiness and sleek electronic textures -“think Eddie Cochrane meets Leftfield” she suggests. “The songs exist in other worlds for me,” she says, “and I was trying to evoke place through how they sounded.” And so, without sacrificing any of her personal storytelling touch, the sonic landscape shifts from the uninhibited tribal yelp of Uummannaq Song, inspired by her Greenland foray, to the analogue drone-meets-oriental chime and flutter of Lost, by way of Push That Knot Away – “a signature track of the album for me. I see it as taking place in a forest at night and it’s about confronting fear rather than running away”."
I have to say, I am not a fan of techno-pop, or , "nature techno", as KT Tunstall refers to it. Because I liked KT Tunstall's previous album, Eye To The Telescope, I decided to give it a try. I did manage to find 2 songs I really like on the new album, "Difficulty" and "(Still A) Weirdo" which has a beautiful acoustic guitar line.

* KT is a Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum, Scottish-born singer-songwriter
* Tiger Suit was released October 5th and her rollicking first single "Fade Like A Shadow" is a Top 20 hit at radio.
* KT will be on tour this Fall (10/31-12/1)
* KT's previous hit songs include - the Grammy-nominated "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree," "Suddenly I See," Other Side of the World" or "Hold On".

CD Track listing (you can listen to song samples on Amazon):
1. Uummannaq Song
2. Glamour Puss
3. Push That Knot Away
4. Difficulty
5. Fade Like A Shadow
6. Lost
7. Golden Frames
8. Come On, Get In
9. (Still A) Weirdo
10. Madame Trudeaux
11. The Entertainer

KT will be on 17 city U.S. tour this Fall beginning on October 31st though December 1st. Click HERE to find a city near you. Tickets are on sale NOW!

To find out the latest and greatest on KT... check out her website, Facebook and Twitter.

Lola's Diner Disclaimer: I was given this cd by One2One Network to review. This review is 100% my opinion and has not been edited or reviewed by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this review. This post also qualifies as an entry for a gift card drawing sponsored by One2One Network.

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