Wednesday, 1 February 2017

KATE TEMPEST – SINGLE REVIEW

Kate Tempest – Europe Is Lost (Fiction Records) 
Kate Tempest - Europe Is Lost


Release Date: Out Now

Now this is more like it. This is anger. This is protest. This is Kate Tempest at her fiery, feisty best and God knows we need her. ‘Europe Is Lost’ comes with a video and a press release that consists of nothing more than a transcript of the prose that Tempest has written. That is a statement of intent if ever I saw one. There’s music here, for sure, stilted, stuttering music that flows and curves relentlessly but this isn’t really about the music, is it? “All of the blood that was shed for these cities to grow, all of the bodies that fell, the roots that were dug from the earth so these games could be played. I see it tonight in the stains on my hands”, Kate effortlessly rolls the social commentary off her tongue and makes for compelling if not uncomfortable listening. The world gets a good talking to and there’s no doubt that the world needs it but it’s this short couplet that feels the most on the button; “I am quiet, Feeling the onset of riot”. Kate Tempest is quickly becoming the voice of a generation, articulating things that so many are thinking or saying in 140 characters or less. Oh to be a fly on the tour bus when she hits the USofA for a tour later this year – assuming she doesn’t have any Muslim heritage of course….


Live Dates:

20th March – The Casbah, San Diego
21st March – Echoplex, Los Angeles
22nd March – Constellation Room, Santa Ana
24th March – Slim’s, San Francisco
27th March – Neumos, Seattle
28th March – Mississippi Studios, Portland
29th March – Fortune Sound Club, Vancouver
31st March – Commonwealth Bar, Calgary
2nd April – 7th St Entry, Minneapolis
3rd April – Lincoln Hall, Chicago
5th April – Virgin Mobile Mod Club, Toronto
6th April – a Sala Rossa, Montreal
10th April – Brighton Music Hall, Allston
11th April – The Boot & Saddle, Philadelphia
12th April – U Street Music Hall, Washington
27th May – O2 Academy, Brixton
31st May – Parc Del Forum, Barcelona

14th July – Ferropolis, Grafenhainichen

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