Tina DicoCount To Ten [album] Sacre
Tina Dico entertains her
fans with her delightful
MULTI-TALENTED TINA DICO SEEMS DETERMINED to make her mark as she puts all
she's got into her poetic, gritty, raw-edged album Count To Ten
and just when you think she's given it her all, this free spirit
hits you hard with both barrels.
Best known for her collaboration with Zero 7, Tina Dico hails from Denmark and
the singer-songwriter's stunning new album will be out on Finest Gramophone
on February 4 (2008). Produced by Tina and long-term associate Dennis "Ghettoblast"
Ahlgren, Count To Ten follows her critically-acclaimed album In The
Count To Ten is a lavish collection of emotive, potent songs delivered
with Tina's trademark soft yet powerful voice. Heavy influences sneak in from
the likes of Donovan, Leonard Cohen and Radiohead just like her idols,
this is one 29-year-old who has a fine ear for melody and a real love of poetry.
The track Count To Ten is great, with thought-provoking lyrics: "I'm
gonna close my eyes and when I open them again, everything will
make sense to me then". In essence, it reminds me a little of Leonard Cohen's
The Stranger Song, although not quite so profound.
Tina's voice resonates delightfully as she sings the track On The Run
and the ballady, strung-out Open Wide gives way to the pretty melody
of Night Cab; through to the gentle beat of Sacre Coeur, where
you can imagine you are following in the steps of Tina, in Paris. I also loved
the tweaky-twang of the talk-song My Business.
Not surprisingly, Tina is keen to keep up the momentum. The first single to
be lifted from the album is the haunting, beautiful and evocative melody Sacre
Coeur, also to be released on February 4 (2008). Tina is best known in the
UK as the voice on top Zero 7 tracks Home and The Space Between,
both of which were lauded as modern reboots of Joni Mitchell's Sunshine Folk.
She set off around the world with the elec-tronic duo, playing the enormo-domes
of both the UK and the US and gathering a steady fan-base along the way.
In her native Denmark, Tina impressively pipped Coldplay and U2 to the post
at Number 1 spot and she has won the Best Songwriter Grammy and been voted Best
Composer at the Danish Music Critics Awards.
The remarkable thing is that this uniquely-clever young lady has accomplished
so much by putting out her music herself without recourse to the marketing
muscles of A Big Record Company. In an age of gimmicks and payola, text-in talent
contests and image-first/music-second rock posturing, Tina Dico did it her way
on the strength of her songs. She is rather modest when she says: "I
guess it is quite unusual to start your own label when you're 23 and release
your own album in the 'States when you're 27. It goes to show you what you can
Hey, Tina don't stop. Just keep on rocking. Like, all over the world…
Tina Dico's album Count To Ten will
be released on February 4 (2008) and the single from the album, Sacre Coeur,
is out download only on the same day.
Tracklist: Count To Ten | On The Run | Open Wide | Night
Cab | You Know Better |Sacre Coeur | Craftsmanship And Poetry My Business | Cruel To The Sensitive Kind | Everybody Knows
(Night Cab Epilogue).
"Such natural observation and flow of expression prove she's a cut above the
average comely comedown queen… she's a stickler for an adhesive chorus"
"Watch out for… Tina Dico" Daily Mail
"Desolate lullabies, late-night confessions and rousing choruses, it's as haunting
as it is infectious" Red Magazine
"It takes a unique ability to beguile a room of strangers with little more than
a guitar a huge talent" Daily Star
"Her independent spirit and self-belief is evident in the epic choruses which
have the potential to fill the stadiums she has already toured with Zero 7"
"Tina Dico is set to hit the big time" Sunday Mail
"Her exceptional voice carries through… honest and heartfelt, full of heartbreak,
hope and love" Wales On Sunday