#onmyplaylist: @KateTempest debut album Everybody Down = greatness

Kate Tempest – Everybody Down

While I was working on spreadsheets I was looking for something that would keep me engaged. Saw this reviewed as 4 star, didn’t read the review, but saw Kate’s photo and thought to myself, well, there’s a face that I kind of recognise (can you guess who I was thinking of?). I’ll listen I thought. This is a hardcore album for those who prefer their music unfluffy, vexed and mostly verbal. Great rap. Acute observation. From South London. Reminds me of my time in North London & the Bush & Goldhawk Rd. “Chicken” especially is genius – makes the link between her beginnings as a performance poet and the music. Standout is ‘The Beigeness’ though.