If not an unknown, thanks to her poetry and her former band Sound of Rum, it was really with this first album that the young Londoner was discovered. A punchy record, Everybody Down places Kate Tempest somewhere between Anne Clark and The Streets. With a skewed flow, she outlines the grim reality of a dull daily life, a dystopic but nevertheless touching world fleshed out through her stories and characters. Flirting with electro and hip hop, Everybody Down presents the gloomy universe that Tempest describes in a slightly more groovy, rhythmic way than on the albums that would follow, and in the end it’s the one which inviting the most frequent returns.
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