Teitur (Tie-tor) is a man from the Faroe Islands who turns music into magic beautifully and effortlessly. Says KT Tunstall: "he is the sound of melting ice, haunted woods and beautiful honesty".
In 2002, Teitur was signed by the legendary Doug Morris to Universal Records in the US and in 2003, Teitur released his first album, Poetry & Aeroplanes. Its simple, sincere songs made it a critical hit. He toured the USA and Canada extensively, performed on American chat shows, watched as his songs got snapped up for film soundtracks (My Super Ex-Girlfriend and Aquamarine), and attracted the attention of respected singer-songwriters like Rufus Wainwright, Aimee Mann, KT Tunstall, Ron Sexsmith and John Mayer, all of whom took him on tour. John Mayer said of the album in Esquire Magazine: "..it may be one of the best albums to come around in the last five years..". Minor radio hits in the US followed, but a real fanbase developed and the album became a cult hit, and rave reviews for gigs helped grow the story. During this time, he managed to co-write a song on the 4 million selling debut album by Corinne Bailey Rae.
In 2006, his manager started his own label just for Teitur, and called it Arlo and Betty Recordings. He released his second album Stay Under The Stars in the same year, a record full of richer writing and bolder characters, which went Gold in Denmark, spawning the huge radio hit, Louis Louis, and established him as a major star in Scandinavia and built his reputation across Continental Europe, with main stage appearances at Roskilde (opening the Festival with Radiohead in 2008), Benicassim, etc. Two Danish Grammies followed. By 2008, he had completed 700 gigs in 20 countries in 4 years, which earned him the reputation of one of the hardest working artists on the road.
During 2010, Teitur recorded his stunning new album Let the Dog drive home in Denmark and mixed it in Norway, an album which combines the quality of songs from his first album, with the broad appeal of his second, and some of the coolness of the third, The Singer. Seal heard Teitur's song "You Get Me" and recorded it for his new album, which has recently been released, going top 20 around the world.
"You never leave L.A." is scheduled as the first single in the US and the rest of the world in advance of the release, combined with an astounding animated video which took 6 months to make and a US tour planned for February to March 2012.
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Added by Jammin Java on October 25, 2011