6th Studio Album, “WAX,” Is Out Now Via Rostrum Records
KT Performs on
Live With Kelly and Ryan on October 9th
The Rachael Ray Show During The Week Of October 15th
“…’The River,’ an inspirational, anthemic, emotionally charged song that puts KT’s immediately recognizable voice at center stage. At once, it grabs you with a synth hook for a few quick seconds before KT’s powerful voice takes over. The song builds with rocking, rhythmic guitar textures and an infectious chorus that you always expect from her. “The River” powerfully delivers on the promise of the album’s concept. The guitars rock and the subject matter touches on salvation, sin and being saved.” – NPR
#20: The 40 Most Anticipated Albums of Fall 2018…” Tunstall is back with the inspirational and emotionally charged song, bringing the same energy and powerful voice that scored her a pair of top 40 Billboard Hot 100 hits more than a decade ago: “Black Horse & The Cherry Tree” in 2006 and “Suddenly I See” in 2007. “The River” builds up with rocking, rhythmic guitar textures and a catchy chorus that is signature of her work.” – Billboard
“Despite these grim sentiments, “The River” is musically reassuring, precise and pretty. Tunstall constructs the track methodically. At first her voice is accompanied only by a repetitive line on a synthesizer; after close to 20 seconds, a ringing electric guitar and an easygoing bassline join the fray. A breathless drum pattern, played largely on a cymbal, and a jangly rhythm guitar come next; the final touch is polished backing vocals, which serve to add a slick, radio-ready veneer.” – Rolling Stone
“New song ‘The River’ leads the way, a soaring, searing return, with a rousing chorus tinged with elements of sun-strewn Americana – viewed from the drizzle of Fife, we’re sure.” – Clash
KT’s 6th studio album was entirely self/co-written and is produced by Nick McCarthy, founding member of multimillion-selling band Franz Ferdinand, with co-production from duo MyRiot (London Grammar, Birdy). “WAX” also features co-writing contributions from her frequent creative collaborator Martin Terefe and Kings Of Leon producer/ mentor Angelo Petraglia. Along with drumming duties from seasoned LA-based musician Denny Weston Jnr and guitar from a longstanding friend and collaborator Charlotte Hatherley amongst others, KT can be heard on guitar, synths and vocals throughout.
Following the success of 2016’s Top 10 album KIN, “WAX” is the 2nd of a trilogy which explores themes of spirit, body, and mind. This album focuses on the body, and our complex relationships with physicality. As KT describes “I knew before I started writing that I wanted it to be an electric guitar record. It had to be visceral, about the physical, and the obstacles of that. It’s a record about human-ness, which we so often just write off as ‘flaws’. Wax evokes colonies of bees, candlelight, the material that the first long-playing records were made of”, she explains, “but more than that, wax is produced inside your own head”.
In support of the new album, tune in to Live With Kelly and Ryan on October 9th at 9:00AM ET local time to catch KT perform her single “The River.” Then the week of October 15th at 10:00AM ET local time, tune in to CBS’s The Rachael Ray Show to catch another appearance from KT.
Then she will embark on her U.S. tour starting October 16th in Portland, OR and then wraps up November 18th in Vancouver, BC. See all tour dates below.
KT is offering “Up Close VIP Package” which includes: A general admission ticket, early entry to the venue to watch part of KT’s soundcheck followed by a Q&A with KT, a photo with KT, and a pre-signed tour poster and VIP gift.
KT Tunstall emerged in 2004 with ‘Eye To The Telescope’. She has released four critically acclaimed albums since and her songs have been used everywhere from the opening credits of The Devil Wears Prada to Hillary Clinton’s 2008 campaign theme. Her last album ’KIN’, released in 2016, received rave reviews and debuted at No.7 on the official UK Album Charts.
Recently KT has been awarded the Inspirational Artist gong at the Women In Music Awards. She was also chosen as the first ever female Grand Marshal (following the likes of Sir Sean Connery) to lead April’s annual New York Tartan Week parade. In May she and Mike McCready, of legendary multi million selling Pearl Jam, also released a cover of Tom Petty’s huge hit single “I Won’t Back Down” with proceeds going to Pearl Jam’s Vitalogy Foundation.
October 16 – Portland, OR – Star Theater
October 17 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
October 19 –San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
October 21 – San Diego, CA – Belly Up
October 22 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey
October 23 – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress
October 26 – Houston, TX – The Heights
October 27 – Austin, TX – 3Ten ACL Live
October 28 – Dallas, TX – Kessler
October 30 – Kansas City, MO – Record Bar
November 1 – Chicago, IL – Park West
November 2 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Café
November 4 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom
November 6 – Nashville, TN – 3rd & Lindsley
November 8 – Detroit, MI – El Club
November 9 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
November 11 – Washington, DC – Union Stage
November 12 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
November 13 – Philadelphia, PA – World Café Live
November 14 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
November 16 – Buffalo, NY – Iron Works
November 17 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
November 18 – Vancouver, BC – Imperial Ballroom