Recording artist, poet, playwright and novelist Kate Tempest has released new album Let Them Eat Chaos via Lex Records. The full-length features “Picture A Vacuum”, which has been revealed today along with a new album trailer, which showcases the album’s artwork by photomontage artist Peter Kennard. Let Them Eat Chaos was produced in its entirety by Dan Carey (Nick Mulvey, Sia, Lianne La Havas).
Growing up in 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.
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 plays Wasted, Glasshous,e 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.