8th December | O2 Academy

One of the most vital poets of her generation, Kate Tempest returns to Bristol this week, touring the UK on the back of her new album Let them Eat Chaos. Known mainly for her skill as a spoken word artist and MC, the ferociously talented South Londoner is also a published playwright and novelist. Her latest LP is based around a long-form poem whose characters try to peer through a haze of cheap booze and chemicals to wrap their heads around the bleak, fractured reality they find themselves in.

Tempest’s verses are full of wrath at the forces of greed and alienation dominating our world, and compassion for those suffering in it. Her show at the O2 Academy is already sold out, and audiences can expect to witness some of the sharpest social commentary possible to hear in the UK right now.

Have a listen to ‘Don’t Fall In’ below.