KATE TEMPEST PERFORMS “FIRESMOKE” ON LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS
THE BOOK OF TRAPS & LESSONS OUT NOW TO CRITICAL ACCLAIM
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“She’s on fire.” – NPR
“Kate Tempest’s latest record finds beauty amidst breakdown.” – The Guardian
“Stark, intimate, and crammed with difficult truths, Kate Tempest's third album holds up a mirror to reveal our most vulnerable reflections.” – All Music
“The Books of Traps and Lessons is deeply human, a tumbling collection of spoken-word subtleties and sung triumphs.” – Paste Magazine
“Tempest’s music…is a meditative examination of life.” – Consequence Of Sound
The performance comes on the heels of a slew of headline shows and festival performances around the world in celebration of her third studio album. U.S. fans can catch Tempest on her headlining tour this fall—kicking off on September 24 th at Los Angeles’ Teragram Ballroom, she will be making stops in New York, San Francisco, Portland and Seattle. Tickets are on sale now at https://
Kate Tempest will also appear on episode three of Rick Rubin’s and Showtime Documentary Films’ new docu-series, SHANGRI-LA , which airs next Friday, July 26 th on Showtime. The four-part docu-series is a collaboration from Academy Award ® and Emmy ® winner Morgan Neville ( Won’t You Be My Neighbor, 20 Feet From Stardom), legendary music producer Rick Rubin and director Jeff Malmberg ( Marwencol) and focuses on creative conversation and the emotional side of music-making.
The Book Of Traps & Lessons was crafted with Rubin and Carey over the course of the past five years. It follows Tempest’s previous releases, 2014’s Everybody Down and 2016’s Let Them Eat Chaos , both of which were shortlisted for Mercury Prize in 2014 and 2017, respectively. Last year, Kate Tempest was nominated at The BRIT Awards for Best Female Solo Performer.
A handful of words often tell you everything you need to know. When asked, who is Kate Tempest? She gives a brief, albeit telling answer. “Kate Tempest is the words, ” she responds. You haven’t ever seen, heard, or experienced anyone quite like her. Tempest uncovers the missing link between the Golden Ages of literature and hip-hop. The London-born BRIT Award-nominated spoken word artist, rapper, poet, novelist, and playwright rhymes with a century-turning fury. Since her emergence in 2011, she has redefined what it means to be a wordsmith in the Modern Age. To date, she has published three poetry collections, staged three plays, and released two studio albums. Along the way, she entranced audiences on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, NPR’s “Tiny Desk,” and more. Not to mention, she garnered widespread critical acclaim from The New York Times, The New Yorker, Forbes, and more, to name a few. In the midst of this whirlwind journey, she performed a passage of her popular 75-minute narrative poem, Brand New Ancients, on Charlie Rose. Legendary producer and American Recordings Founder Rick Rubin caught the show, tracked down her phone number, and made a call. This set a series of events in motion that led to her 2019 debut album for American Recordings, The Book Of Traps & Lessons, out now.
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July 18, 2019 3:10pm ET by Pressparty