Kae Tempest Kae Tempest artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music.

Kae Tempest

Spoken word poet and musician Kae Tempest thinks that the act of paying extreme attention allows one to be more empathetic to others and to create art that resonates beyond the present moment. Julian Broad/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption
Julian Broad/Courtesy of the artist

Play It Forward: Kae Tempest Watches The World Vibrate

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/903263225/903291223" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Amy Ray and Emily Saliers contemplate their place as queer artists in country on their latest album, Look Long, released in May. Jeremy Cowart/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption
Jeremy Cowart/Courtesy of the artist

Play It Forward: Indigo Girls' Amy Ray And Emily Saliers On Their 45-Year Kinship

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/901731412/901859904" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The rapper Goldlink. His new album, Diaspora, is on our shortlist for the best new releases of the week. Joyce Ng/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption
Joyce Ng/Courtesy of the artist

New Music Friday: Our Top 8 Albums Out June 14

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/732602085/732609401" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Clockwise from upper left: Japanese Breakfast, Kate Tempest, Mannequin Pussy, Patio Courtesy of the artists hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of the artists

New Mix: Japanese Breakfast, Kate Tempest, Future Teens, More

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/718263566/718506647" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Kate Tempest (second from right), arm in arm with her band in the World Cafe performance studio. Galea McGregor/WXPN hide caption

toggle caption
Galea McGregor/WXPN

Kate Tempest On World Cafe

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/525394402/525575522" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

This magic evening, which I was fortunate enough to host with My bubba, Adam Torres and John Paul White ended with the first song John Paul White ever sang into a microphone, 'Stand By Me'. Bob Boilen/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Bob Boilen/NPR

Kate Tempest's latest album, Let Them Eat Chaos, came out in October. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of the artist

World Cafe Next: Kate Tempest

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/506150924/506152663" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

World Cafe's Talia Schlanger picked London newcomer Obongjayar's song "Creeping" as a favorite this month. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of the artist

Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/499287689/499867774" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Clockwise from upper left: R.E.M. in 1991, Sharon Van Etten, Sylvan Esso, Kate Tempest Courtesy of the artists hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of the artists

New Sylvan Esso, Sharon Van Etten, R.E.M. Acoustic Demo, More

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/492759274/492796451" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Kate Tempest has written music, plays, poetry and novels. David Stewert/Courtesy of Bloomsbury hide caption

toggle caption
David Stewert/Courtesy of Bloomsbury

'There Was More I Wanted To Say': Kate Tempest Turns Hit Album Into A Novel

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/477329398/477529403" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Tiny Desk Concert with Kate Tempest. Lani Milton/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Lani Milton/NPR

Kate Tempest: Tiny Desk Concert

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/424643608/424684598" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Kate Tempest. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of the artist

Guest DJ: Kate Tempest On The Power Of Words

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/413987379/414896182" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

"When I was writing or performing, it felt like a storm was breaking, like something very elemental and forceful was happening," Kate Tempest says, explaining her chosen stage name. India Cranks/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption
India Cranks/Courtesy of the artist

Kate Tempest: 'When You're Writing, It's Not About You'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/412288857/412633596" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript