I managed to watch Kate Tempest live last week at the kazimier in liverpool and was blown away by her gig. She manages to have a humble stage presence that’s also filled with joy and excitement for live performance and a showmanship that was enthralling. Between great tracks she would strip away the music and recite some of her poems which were greeted with respect and awe by the crowd.
This unique and exiting show made me to go back to her album and listen to it several times throughout the week and it has continued to grow on me. The album works as an entire story so it’s well worth listening to the whole thing but The Truth is one of my favourite tracks and a good place to start: