Songwriter behind Kylie's Slow

COLIN WILSON Half Icelandic, half-Italian singer and writer Emiliana Torrini will be playing songs from her new album Fisherman's Woman at Norwich Arts Centre this Saturday.

COLIN WILSON

Half Icelandic, half-Italian singer and writer Emiliana Torrini will be playing songs from her new album Fisherman's Woman at Norwich Arts Centre this Saturday (8pm).

The 27-year-old grew up in Iceland in a town outside Reykjavik where she recorded a few jazz and blues songs which then became an album that remained at number one for many months.

After being discovered by record label One Little Indian, Emiliana moved to England where Roland Orzabal from Tears For Fears co-produced her worldwide debut album, the critically-acclaimed Love in the Time of Science in 1999.


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Since the release of her debut album, Emiliana has moved to Brighton, joined the cast of Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers to perform the enchanting Gollum Song, written and toured with Thievery Corporation and written a number one hit for Kylie Minogue in the shape of huge-selling pop smash Slow.

Her latest album is a soft-yet-searing collection of 12 intimate and atmospheric songs including the recent single Sunny Road.

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“This whole record is about these four years I was away,” explains Emiliana. “Very life-changing times. A lot of things happened. I just couldn't at this stage go back to writing a record like I did before.”

Indie HQ Rough Trade clearly approved of her new direction: they signed Emiliana immediately after hearing the first demos from Fisherman's Woman.

Tickets at £6 advance/£7 door are available from the NAC box office on 01603 660352

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