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Tanita Tikaram

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Tanita Tikaram: The Sweet Keeper

Review by Bob Stanley, Melody Maker, 27 January 1990

THE CONNECTION between pop stars and new towns in the Eighties – someone should have done a thesis on it. We had Depeche Mode in ...

Do Not Disturb: Tanita Tikaram

Interview by Robert Sandall, Q, February 1990

Bookish, Studious, unsurprisingly naïve, Tanita Tikaram sidestepped university at the age of 18 when her darkly sonorous vocals and "sixth-form poetry" suddenly found an international ...

Tanita Tikaram: The Sweet Keeper

Review by Phil Sutcliffe, Q, March 1990

TANITA TIKARAM IS blessed. She has a voice which, on the evidence so far, is incapable of sounding unattractive; strong, low and husky, hinting at ...

Tanita Tikaram: Say Halo Wave Goodbye

Interview by Ian Gittins, Melody Maker, 9 February 1991

AS EVERY HAIRDRESSER worth their shears will tell you, a radical change of hairstyle usually heralds an equally radical shift of persona. Tanita Tikaram's new ...

Tanita Tikaram: Everybody's Angel

Review by Max Bell, Vox, March 1991

WHETHER IT'S by design or by some happy accident, Tanita Tikaram's third album finds the oddball girl-in-woman's-clothing locating her real voice at last. ...

Tanita Tikaram: Everybody's Angel

Review by Paul Sexton, Select, March 1991

THE STATISTICS — a number two album, world tours, etc — make it seem as though 1990 and 'The Sweet Keeper' were further TT triumphs ...

Tanita Tikaram: All Grown Up with Nowhere to Go?

Interview by Max Bell, Vox, March 1991

TANITA TIKARAM DOESN'T think she is famous and can't bear to call herself a celebrity. ...

Tanita Tikaram: Eleven Kinds of Loveliness

Interview by Nick Hornby, The Independent, 3 February 1995

TANITA TIKARAM IS 25 years old, and she already knows who she wants to perform on her tribute album. ...

Tanita Tikaram: "I Was An Odd Kid"

Interview by Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 2 June 2005

SEVENTEEN YEARS AGO, during her first flush of success as a precocious young songwriter, Tanita Tikaram was lampooned by 'Smash Hits'. Under a photo of ...


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