KT Tunstall **
Kelvingrove Bandstand, Glasgow
Also, her music is Radio 2 blandness personified. Despite her early alignment with independent heroes The Fence Collective – tonight’s support act was The Pictish Trail, with whom she performed a cover of Erasure’s A Little Respect – she’s always been rooted in the middle of the mainstream road.
That’s fine when it comes to good commercial pop songs like Suddenly I See, but most of her output makes Travis sound like Einsturzende Neubauten. Her strong, throaty voice is squandered on this anodyne material.
The inevitable highlight was her impressively loop-pedalled solo performance of Black Horse and the Cherry Tree, which segued into a kazoo-assisted cover of The White Stripes’ Seven Nation Army. Her self-deprecating anecdote about that career-making Jools Holland performance of the song was, for once, genuinely amusing.
It was a reminder of the more interesting, offbeat artist she could’ve become had she not decided to focus on beige Fleetwood Mac knock-offs instead.