Kate Tempest

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Kate Tempest: “It’s very unusual for a woman to be taken seriously just at first glance. We’re much more used to kind of looking at rather than listening to what a woman has to say.” Photograph: David Stewart.

“For my whole life I’ve been condescended to, I’ve been underestimated, I’ve been dismissed. And that’s because of how I look, my agenda, the fact th(...)

David Bowie’s final album Blackstar has been nominated for this year’s Mercury Music Prize. Photograph: Larry Busacca/WireImage

The 12-strong shortlist has been revealed for this year’s Hyundai Mercury Prize. The albums on the list are: Hopelessness, Anohni The Bride, Bat for(...)

“I get called slag, bitch, lesbian, whore, ugly, but as a girl you get those comments from about the age of 11”

English poet Hollie McNish might well be the perfect role model for persistence. Although she can’t precisely recall what made her want to be a poet,(...)

There is plenty of colour in Georgia Barnes’s back-pages, and the future looks equally bright. A former footballer with QPR and Arsenal, h(...)

Bookies have tipped Kate Tempest’s Everybody Down album to win this year’s Mercury Prize. Photograph: PA

Seven debut albums and three jazz albums make it onto the annual Mercury Music Prize shortlist which was announced in London today. The Mercury prize (...)

It’s less than a month to go to the announcement of this year’s Mercury Music Prize shortlist, and Ladbrokes are first out of the traps with odds as t(...)

Spoken word artist, playwright and poet Kate Tempest’s move into music-making is, as you’d expect, heavy on the lyrics. Tempest has made a name for he(...)

Dance energy at the Electric Picnic festival in Stradbally Co Laois. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The last hurrah of the summer, a 10th birthday party, an established hooley, a sold-out crowd, a cerebral weekend, a chance to go wild. Electric Pi(...)

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