In this section of newsoundwales we always try and bring you new or emerging artists. This month we are featuring a singer who has been around for a while, but who hasn’t made a huge impact in this country until now. He is appearing in Cardiff in May so we thought this would be a good to bring him to a wider audience.
Teitur Lassen was born in 1977 in the Faroe Islands (approximately half way between Scotland and Iceland) but moved to Denmark when he was 17. He has released 4 studio albums and is probably best known for his song ‘One and only’ that featured in the film Aquamarine. He has been awarded at the Danish music awards and has appeared on stage with the like of Rufus Wainwright, Suzanne Vega and Aimee Mann.
Influenced by the likes of Bjork, Jose Gonzalezs his music has evolved dramatically over the past 5 years. His first album ‘Poetry and Planes’ was produced by Rupert Hines, however, despite critical acclaim it failed to make much of a commercial impact and he was dropped by his record company Universal. As a result of this he set up his own label Arlo & Betty Recordings. His second album ‘Stay Under the Stars’ fared well in Denmark and was released overseas and he has also released ‘Kata Hornio’ in his native Faroese language.
Most recent release ‘The Singer’ has received critical acclaim and a fair amount of attention particularly in the UK. The album uses traditional pop song structure but is dark and often minimalist in structure.
Teitur is touring the UK in May and will be appearing at Clwb Ifor Bach in Cardiff on Thursday 21st May.
Poetry & Airplanes (2003)
Stay under the Stars (2006)
Kata Hornio (2007)
The Singer (2008)