It’s hard to get a handle on the immensity of Kate Tempest’s talent. Or her memory. How does she remember all those winding narratives that she recites live? You can witness her mastery for yourself this Tuesday as the rapper/poet/spoken word artist appears live at Rough Trade East to launch her second album ‘Let Them Eat Chaos’. Taking us into the lives of seven neighbours who are all awoken one morning at 4:18am by a storm, Kate tells each of their stories, each of their perspectives on this aching world. It’s hugely engrossing: a powerful, painful allegory for our times. If you’re a fan of the likes of John Cooper Clarke or Scroobius Pip, both of whom she has previously supported, then make sure you don’t miss this transformative treat.
E1MusicTuesday November 22