18th May 2009
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Teitur releases his debut UK album ‘The Singer’ through A&G Records on Monday 16th February 2009. It will be preceded by the single, Catherine The Waitress on 2nd February 2009.
The Singer is the first of Teitur’s albums to be released in the UK. Recorded last October, at a deserted 19th century hotel on the remote, windswept island of Gotland off the coast of Sweden. A place more renowned as the setting where Ingmar Bergman shot all his films, including his iconic picture the ‘Seventh Seal’.Teitur captivating melodies and finely observed lyrics, have earned him fans across the globe such as KT Tunstall, Rufus Wainwright, Aimee Mann and John Mayer. He has also co-wrote with Corinne Bailey Rae early on in her career; one of the songs they wrote together ‘Choux Pastry Heart’ which appears on her multi-platinum debut album.
Hailing from the Faroe Islands, these bleak but beautiful windswept, rain lashed, rocky outcrops in the Atlantic are due north of the UK and lie roughly mid way between Norway and Iceland. The forty seven thousand Faroese who inhabit the Faroes are fiercely independent, retaining their own language even refusing to join the EU with Denmark. It was this isolated upbringing with an inevitable sense of alienation and separation that informs much of Teitur’s writing. ”Music is one of our main social activities,” says Teitur. “There are always instruments in our homes. I started on my own music at thirteen.”
Teitur has previously released two other albums in America and Europe, Poetry & Aeroplanes (2003) and Stay Under The Stars (2006), which earned him the accolade of Best Singer at the 2007 Danish Music Awards. Last month saw Teitur play a sold out show at Royal Copenhagen Opera House with a 8 piece brass section, a string quartet and a female choir in which one journalist likened him to the ghost of Frank Sinatra.
SHOULD BE A WONDERFUL EVENING!