Wednesday March 29 2017
Presented by Live Nation
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29
Fortune Sound Club, Vancouver
19+ / General Admission
Doors 8:00PM / Show 9:00PM
Facebook Presale: Wed, Jan 25 at 10am – Thurs, Jan 26 at 10pm
On Sale: Friday, Jan 27 at 10am
Get Tickets: http://bit.ly/2jKrmcP
Tickets (incl. GST) $15.00
– Kate Tempest Online –
Urban poet, musician and cultural figurehead Kate Tempest’s Let Them Eat Chaos is more than an album: Styled as a series of vignettes, an unnamed street, at 4.18am, Kate guides you through the bedroom window of seven different people on the street, awake for their own different reasons. Questioning why these people are awake, who they are, what has brought them here. “It’s all set at this specific, time, just before dawn – there’s a vulnerability. I didn’t want to make an album of vaguely connecting songs.”
Playing the traditional part of the narrator, Kate interrupts the segue between the tracks with a narrative – tiny details of each person’s life, the way Pete holds a cigarette, moments of Alesha’s dream. “It was weird getting into every one’s room – but theatre is ancient, it’s conventional, introducing a narrative at the beginning. It’s like a play, a voice addressing you directly.” Stealing details from real life, her friends, her own, as well as people she’s never met, Kate takes moments of truth and uses her life up to that point – everyone she’s ever loved or hated, everything she’s ever seen or felt – and gives it an outlet. “I think every single person in the world needs to have some kind of creative moment just to get those things out,” she says.
Setting the scene in each room up with her near Shakespearean cadence, South London accent uncompromised, Kate sees herself as being in service to language. “I’m in love with language and literature and music. It’s the most beautiful thing in my life. It’s opened the universe to me and invited me into the world.” Her command of lyrics is unparalleled – “I generated loads of stuff and then ditched it all. This record was like a long, messy poem until I applied the same principles of editing a poem that I had learnt from my poetry editor.”
Working once again with producer and mixer Dan Carey (Bat for Lashes, Chairlift, Franz Ferdinand, Sia), Let Them Eat Chaos had a largely synergetic working process, with every lyric and beat being written together. “Dan hears an idea, a million drafts of the same lyric – over and over, my voice and the lyric instructs the beats he will make, and vice versa.” The album refines the duo’s previous work – beats worthy of an early Wu Tang album and places them with haunting, juddering synth lines, and big, sloppy bass sounds.
At just 31 years old, the playwrite, author, and poet has also been announced as the guest director of Brighton Festival – curating the three week event shows that her creativity is limitless.