What makes KT different to her chart-bothering peers is how genuine her talent is. It’s not easy to breathe fresh air into folk-pop (especially with a hip-hop name) but she makes it look effortless.
My personal introduction to her came on a flight back to Scotland from New Zealand. Thousands of miles from home, listening to Qantas radio, little did I realise that I was listening to a fellow haggis-muncher (I’d been away a while!). And so, when I subsequently discovered she was already a household name back home, there was no reason to suddenly dislike her. We pity the musical snobs out there.
Drastic Fantastic, her follow-up to debut album Eye To The Telescope, is set to be released on September 3. KT’s playing The Outsider festival in Aviemore on Saturday, with a warm-up at Fat Sam’s in Dundee tomorrow night. She’s also at the Carling Academy on October 16th. This’ll be a good opportunity to hear if she’s still got it. We think yes.
In the meantime, we offer up Ashes – which is, as far as we’re aware, the only foul-mouthed ode to cremation set to country music in existance – from her Acoustic Extravaganza album. Hot stuff.