Kate Tempest

Kate Tempest


The Award-winning Recording Artist Reveals New Album Let Them Eat Chaos.

Acclaimed recording artist, poet, playwright and novelist Kate Tempest has announced her highly anticipated new album Let Them Eat Chaos, due October 7th through Lex Records. The upcoming LP features teaser track “Picture A Vacuum”, which has been revealed today along with an exciting album trailer, which showcases the album’s artwork by highly regarded photomontage artist Peter Kennard. Much like 2014’s Mercury Prize-nominated Everybody Down, Let Them Eat Chaos is produced in its entirety by Dan Carey (Nick Mulvey, Sia, Lianne La Havas).

Hailing from south-east London, Kate’s early American hip-hop influences are heard throughout her music and can be traced back to her early days as a rapper.  The mighty Wu-Tang Clan were a big influence on Kate as was Jay Electronica and UK hip-hop group Task Force.  The flavour these influences add to her music have gained her huge respect from the hip hop community.  Since then she has built a loyal following from touring the spoken word circuit for a number of years and playing countless live shows that have seen her take to the stage at Glastonbury and all major UK festivals. She has also supported the likes of John Cooper Clarke, Billy Bragg, Benjamin Zephaniah and Scroobius Pip.

Kate has a varied collection of works outside of music too, which includes Everything Speaks in its Own Way, her first collection of poems, and the critically acclaimed plays Wasted, Glasshouse and Hopelessly Devoted. Brand New Ancients, her self-performed poem to a live score, won the Ted Hughes Prize 2013 and the Herald Angel at Edinburgh Fringe. Her second collection of poetry, Hold Your Own was published by Picador on the back of being selected as a Next Generation Poet by the Poetry Society.

Earlier this year Kate entered new territory when she released her debut novel and Sunday Times Bestseller The Bricks That Built The Houses, which was sold in a highly competitive auction to Bloomsbury. The electrifying novel takes us into the beating heart of London in a multi-generational tale of drugs, desire and belonging.

Let Them Eat Chaos will add to what has already proven to be a very successful year for Kate.


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