Kate Tempest

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Kate Tempest started out when she was 16, rapping at strangers on night busses and pestering mc's to let her on the mic at raves. Ten years later she is a published playwright, novelist, poet and respected recording artist. Her work includes Balance, her first album with band Sound of Rum; Everything Speaks in its Own Way her first collection of poems, the critically acclaimed playsWasted, Glasshouse and Hopelessly Devoted.  Brand New Ancients, her self-performed epic poem to a live score, won the Ted Hughes prize 2013 and the Herald Angel at Edinburgh Fringe.It has sold out tours in the UK and New York and is published by Picador. Her second collection of poetry, Hold Your Own, will be published by Picador on October 2014. Her debut novel, The Bricks That Built The Houses, sold in a highly competitive auction to Bloomsbury and will be published in territories including the UK, US, France, Holland and Brazil in Spring 2015. Excitingly, each track on the record correlates with a chapter in the novel, in a groundbreaking cross-genre experience. 

Her single Our Town, with producers letthemusicplay was recently released on Greco-Roman records. Kate has featured on songs with Sinead O Connor, Bastille, the King Blues, Damien Dempsey and Landslide. She has toured extensively, supporting Billy Bragg on his UK tour, as well as supporting Scroobius Pip, Femi Kuti, Saul Williams and John Cooper Clarke. She is 2 x slam winner at the prestigious Nu-Yorican poetry cafe in New York and has played all the major UK and European music festivals either solo or with Sound of Rum. She's headlined Latitude festival and has been featured on the BBC's Glastonbury highlights, Channel 4, BBC Radio 1,4 and 6, as well as XFM and the Charlie Rose Show (Bloomberg) in the US.

Kate's new album Everybody Down is released in May 2014 on Big Dada records.  It was produced by Dan Carey aka Mr Dan who is one of the UK’s best known and most highly-rated producers. When the two met, Carey invited Tempest to come through to his South London studio to muck about on a track or two. In a burst of intense creativity, they put down the whole twelve track album in a fortnight having spent almost a year developing the characters and story. Kate is currently working on a new collection of poems, (to be published by Picador in 2014). 

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  • "@alex_cono @solace Bought the party, bought the lyrics, moved THOUSANDS retained absolute control and integrity. Killed it. True craftsman"

    Fri Jul 03 22:22:48 2015
  • "Amped up, humbled and inspired by Run The Jewels and Kendrick. Cant wait to get off the road now and get stuck in to album twooo #comingsoon"

    Fri Jul 03 22:17:49 2015
  • "Tak Roskilde, such an energetic attentive audience, incredible line up, beautiful site. Blown away."

    Fri Jul 03 22:15:04 2015
  • "I've been going to hip hop shows for 15 years and I've never seen a rapper do what Kendrick did tonight at Roskilde. He is the KING"

    Fri Jul 03 22:12:57 2015
  • "4.30 start made better by sunrise and knowledge that after our set we get to watch @kendricklamar AND @runthejewels ! http://t.co/nt0Qh23sI8"

    Fri Jul 03 05:48:30 2015

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