I am agog having watched KT Tunstall's performance at the Mercury Music Prize the other night. I didn't see it live but I was listening to it on the Mark Radcliffe show and he was chatting with her about how she'd performed without her band this time - though her performance definitely sounded like she'd had backing singers and percussion.
The video of the performance on the BBC site revealed all - the gal's got this tightly choreographed routine where she starts off doing a couple of bars of guitar, and puts it on a loop by kicking a box near her feet, then going on to do the same for handclaps, tambourine and 'ooh-oohs'. And she never missed a beat.
Maybe this is an old trick, but I've never seen it done before and am dead impressed! And I liked her frock. And her homepage reminds me of the set for Bjork's Human Behaviour vid...
* SONG OF THE DAY: KT Tunstall – Black Horse And The Cherry Tree *