Multi-platinum singer-songwriter KT Tunstall will release her third studio album, entitled Tiger Suit, on September 28th, 2010, on Virgin Records.
After a highly successful worldwide tour, the eco-minded Tunstall began demo-ing songs for Tiger Suit (a title inspired by a dream) in 2009 at the solar-powered recording studio she has built at her home in the English countryside. After pre-production at London’s Sarm Studios, the Scottish-born Tunstall traveled to Berlin to record Tiger Suit over the course of three weeks in January at the world-famous Hansa Studios, where several legendary albums, including David Bowie’s Heroes, U2’s Achtung Baby, and Iggy Pop’s Lust for Life, were made. Finishing touches to Tiger Suit were completed at London’s RAK Studios. The album was produced by Jim Abbiss, known for his work with Arctic Monkeys, Adele, Kasabian, Editors, and many more.
Describing the music as “Nature Techno” (due to its blend of organic instrumentation and electronic, dance-friendly textures), Tunstall co-wrote several tracks with A-list songwriter/producers Linda Perry and Greg Kurstin, as well as her long-time collaborators Martin Terefe and Jimmy Hogarth, both of whom contributed to Drastic Fantastic and its predecessor, 2006’s platinum-seller Eye To The Telescope.
Released in 2007, Drastic Fantastic debuted at No. 9 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart and spawned the multi-week No. 1 Triple A airplay smash “Hold On.” Previously, Eye to the Telescope debuted at No. 47 and went on to sell more than four million copies worldwide thanks to multi-media exposure of its three singles, the Grammy-nominated “Black Horse the Cherry Tree,” “Suddenly I See,” and “Other Side of the World.”
Next month, Tunstall will perform during "WNBA vs. USA Basketball: The Stars at the Sun" halftime presentation. This marquee event will showcase the world’s best female basketball players under one roof when the WNBA’s top talent faces the USA Basketball Women’s National Team at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT on Saturday, July 10 and will be televised nationally on ESPN at 3:30 p.m. ET.
Tunstall will be in the US for press days from July 10th through July 18th. She will also perform two special solo shows that week: July 13th at New York City’s Hiro Ballroom and July 15th at the Hotel Café in Los Angeles.