Tying Tiffany

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Tying Tiffany
Tying Tiffany Element 7 Style.jpg
Background information
Also known as
  • TT
  • Tiff Lion
Origin Italy
Genres Electropunk,[1][2] electroclash,[3][4] electronic, alternative rock, goth rock[5]
Occupation(s) Musician, singer, songwriter, dj, actress
Instruments Voice, bass, computer
Years active 2004–present[6]
Labels Jato, Get Physical, Ocean Dark, I Scream, Trisol, Zerokilled Music, Mecanica
Associated acts T.T.L.
Website tyingtiffany.com

Tying Tiffany (also known as TT and Tiff Lion) is an electronic music singer and songwriter, born in Italy. She stated that the idea of her stage name was born from a photo book by artist Nobuyoshi Araki.[7]

She has released four original studio albums: Undercover (2005), Brain for Breakfast (2007), Peoples Temple (2010), Dark Days, White Nights (2012). TT has also released two remix albums, Black Neon RMXs (2009) and Peoples Temple Remix Edition (2011), plus the EP One (2013), as well as over fifteen singles.

In 2011, TT started an instrumental music side project, T.T.L., with Italian producer Lorenzo Montanà, creating soundtracks for films and trailers.

Biography[edit]

Tying Tiffany was born in Italy. She attended the Art Institute and began experimenting with different artistic paths, from design, photography to music. In the early years of her career, she travelled Europe as a bass player and singer in various indie rock bands. She has also acted in some independent movies, artistic films and theatrical performances.[8][9][10]

In 2005, she decided to share an electronic music project including her song "You Know Me" in the Full Body Workout vol. 2 compilation for the Berlin based label Get Physical.

Her debut album Undercover, released in 2005 on Jato Music label, moved from her passion for industrial, dark wave and punk music and her DJ experience. Undercover was acclaimed by the international press, the media and the public, and became one of the Italian music successes of 2006.[8][9]

Tiffany then performed many concerts, playing in Italy and Europe and sharing the stage with artists like Iggy Pop, Buzzcocks, Stereo Total, The Rapture, Eels, dEUS, Tiga, and Alec Empire with whom she toured in 2008.[8][11]

Tying Tiffany live on 2 October 2010 at Zeche Carl, Essen, NRW, Germany

After a show on the NME stage at Groningen's Festival, the label I Scream Records took a deal with Tying Tiffany to release her second album, Brain for Breakfast, in 2007. This album featured collaborations with Wolfgang Schrödl (Liquido), Pete Namlook and Nic Endo (Atari Teenage Riot and Alec Empire). Soon after this second album, a European tour followed, with over 80 dates.[8][9] Meanwhile, she gained the Italian award PVI (Best Screenplay) for the music video "Pazza", directed by Marco Marchesi.[12][13] The other music video "Slow Motion" (with Nic Endo's remix) was aired in Europe and Asia.[8]

In 2010, Tying Tiffany signed a deal with the German label Trisol for her third album Peoples Temple. The album takes inspiration from the homonymous San Francisco's cult led by Jim Jones, guilty of the 1978 mass suicide.[8][14] Peoples Temple features a much darker and heavier sound than the previous two albums. Tiffany issued the singles "Miracle", "Lost Way" and "3 Circle". In 2011, the album was followed by the remix EP, Peoples Temple Remix Edition.

In the fall of 2010, CBS used the song "Storycide" on an episode of the TV series CSI: Las Vegas (season 11, episode 03, title Blood Moon).[5][15]

In 2011, Tying Tiffany and Italian electronic producer and composer Lorenzo Montanà started a new project T.T.L. (meaning "Through The Lens"). T.T.L. create instrumental music for soundtracks and trailers. Their song "Deep Shadow" was featured in The Hunger Games movie trailer. In the same year, Tying Tiffany' single "Drownin'" was featured on FIFA 12 game soundtrack.

In January 2012, her fourth studio album was released, Dark Days, White Nights. The album was supported by the singles "Drownin'" and "New Colony".

On 13 March 2013, Tiffany released the 4-track EP One on ZerOKilled Music. This EP included the free download single "One Second". Also in 2013, she performed in Austin, Texas at SXSW festival.

Discography[edit]

Live in Florence, Italy (2009)

Studio albums[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

Remix albums[edit]

Guest appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (French) okCowboy.net: Tying Tiffany interview, 29 Aug 2006
  2. ^ "Tying Tiffany tagging". Last.FM. Retrieved 1 September 2013. 
  3. ^ wCities.com: Tying Tiffany
  4. ^ Chain D.L.K.: Tying Tiffany interview, 26 Dec 2005
  5. ^ a b Side-Line.com: Tying Tiffany: The music scene is not easy for a woman (30 Dec 2010 interview)
  6. ^ a b "Tying Tiffany: I'm Not a Peach: JMC001". Discogs.com. Retrieved 1 September 2013. 
  7. ^ "TYING TIFFANY Q&A: I PREFER TO LOOK INSIDE MYSELF – F A M E M A G A Z I N E.co.uk". 
  8. ^ a b c d e f Tying Tiffany – official website
  9. ^ a b c Bear Frazer, Tying Tiffany – She Ain't A Peach, 101distribution.com, 28 May 2009
  10. ^ (Spanish) Concert at the "Centro Cultural Provincial" in Malaga – Tying Tiffany biography
  11. ^ (Spanish) Foc & Sound 08 – Tying Tiffany biography
  12. ^ (Italian) Rockol – PVI Awards 2008 (winners)
  13. ^ (Italian) Soundsblog – PVI Awards 2008 (winners)
  14. ^ (Japanese) Peoples Temple – review: 28 June 2010
  15. ^ CBS – CSI (Season 11; Episode 03; Blood Moon)

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