KT Tunstall

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Brit awards: all-male best artist category reveals wider music industry sickness
Out of the 71 acts eligible for the gender-neutral award, only 13 were female or non-binary. The dearth exposes the British industry’s inability to develop anyone but young men

Laura Snapes

16, Jan, 2023 @3:14 PM

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‘It made me a pop star – and I’m crap at being a pop star’: KT Tunstall on Suddenly I See
‘I looked at Patti Smith on the cover of her album Horses. There’s no makeup, no glam, no plastic surgery – she’s not a famous pop star with lots of money. And I thought, “That’s what I want to be”’

Interviews by Henry Yates

21, Nov, 2022 @2:57 PM

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Ivor Cutler by KT Tunstall review – a plum of a programme
Tunstall’s celebration of the eccentric, poet and performer didn’t eschew more difficult testimony, but made a heartfelt love letter to a charming and yet slightly unsettling man

Lucy Mangan

13, Oct, 2020 @10:00 PM

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All-female line-up makes statement at Hear Her festival
Event took place at Sandford Holiday Park in Poole and featured Shura and KT Tunstall

Aimee Cliff

13, Oct, 2019 @5:24 PM

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KT Tunstall on falling in love with Venice Beach: 'It’s bohemian … and a bit barefoot'
Dolphins jumping and a band playing a song of hers in an Irish bar set the tone for life in this fun and fabulous beachside neighbourhood of Los Angeles

Interview by Will Coldwell

02, Sep, 2016 @5:30 AM

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No re-percussions as 'stolen' tambourine returned to KT Tunstall
The guilty thief sent the instrument back to the singer in a taxi after she launched an online appeal

Ruth Quinn

21, Aug, 2016 @11:33 PM

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Music fans flood in as squatters throw open doors of Soho live venue
Activists calling themselves Bohemians 4 Soho occupy bar in central London, which has been shut up ahead of redevelopment

Diane Taylor

23, Jan, 2015 @10:34 PM

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Fence Records: a fond farewell

Last week's Green Man festival featured the final gig by Fife's Fence Records collective. It marked the end of an era, writes Laura Barnett

Laura Barnett

24, Aug, 2013 @11:06 PM

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Original Observer photography: June
Lots of goodies for you this month including; from the world of music: Janelle Monae, Jessie Ware and KT Tunstall; from stage and screen: Joanna Lumley, Mark Rylance and Chiwetel Ejiofor. Plus lots more. Here is a showcase of the best photography commissioned by the Observer.

05, Jul, 2013 @9:20 AM

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KT Tunstall: 'I spent my first music pay cheque on M&S food'

The Scottish singer on chips, going vegan – and her youthful nickname of 'Katy Custard'. Interview by John Hind

John Hind

15, Jun, 2013 @9:00 PM

KT Tunstall: Invisible Empire/Crescent Moon – review
KT Tunstall's alt-country rebirth works so well that you wonder why she didn't do it years ago, writes Caroline Sullivan

Caroline Sullivan

06, Jun, 2013 @10:00 PM

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The week in music - in pictures
The week’s highlights from planet pop and beyond, starring Lady Gaga, Lou Reed, Sinead O’Connor, KT Tunstall and more

07, Jan, 2012 @7:55 PM

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