KT Tunstall

KT Tunstall

Hello there little monster, what are you up to?

Hello! I'm enjoying a bit of a daydream on my way to Paris on the train. Autumnal skies full of flocks of starlings, a pile of good mags and an eggy brekkie!  

So, tell me a bit about what you’re here to promote?

I've got a new album coming out at the end of the month, called 'Tiger Suit'. I took time out, wrote loads, travelled, re-discovered my passion for dance music, and recorded at Hansa studios in amazing Berlin where Bowie recorded 'Heroes'.

And if we didn’t have any clue as to who you were, what three words sum you up?

Princess of Rhythm!

And as Jacko had the Moonwalk and Elvis had the snake hips, what do you have that makes you unique?

Well, you can choose from the guitar-shoulder-nudge, or the slamming boot-heel. I'd go with the slamming boot-heel.

Now, clearly we need to get to know each other more, so tell me an interesting fact about you that noone else knows?

I was a child badminton wizard.

What song do you wish you’d written?

'Fake Plastic Trees' by Radiohead.
If I was contemplating coming to your show or sitting at home and TV, how would you convince me to come out?

Oi!! Off yer arse and come and feel some noise for a couple of hours. I'll even give you a nip of quality rider whisky to get you fired up.

And if you were to take me on a trip to your hometown, what would be the first place we’d go?


We'd go down the long, hand-dug, spooky tunnel underneath the 600yr old castle and do a bit of subterranean harmony chanting.

Who was the last person you called / text and what for?

My friend Gilly, to say I loved the pic of her friend's 6 year old daughter Oli going to a fancy dress party dressed as me. Very amusing wig...


If you were a superhero, what would be your superpower?

I'd be 'Asserter Woman'! Whenever you're not saying what you really want to say, I'd appear and drop that bombshell for you.  

If you had to date a member of the same sex who would it be?

Marion Cottilard

What was the last thing you bought?

A wicked make up bag in the shape of a big pair of red lips.

Have you ever been arrested?

No, but I've been 'moved along' several times for busking. It is possible I was slightly drunk.

Speaking of prison - if you were to send someone to prison for crimes against music, who would it be?


Jive Bunny.

What were you doing last night at 11?

I locked myself in a tourbus toilet and couldn't get out for a while.


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