Released: 28 February 2011
“She has no right whatsoever to be as good as she is. It astounds me. Her writing is epic, her delivery piercing, and with the addition of her band Sound of Rum her potential is realized. Inspirational.” – Scroobius Pip
“Her works are truly of upliftment and betterment” – Roots Manuva
“…a fiery hot prospect” – XFM
“I carve lyrics into cubicle doors like they were pyramid walls and these were hieroglyphs, hold pen with an iron grip, my mind is the storm and the words are the eye in it; evil in the world, stay peaceful in spite of it; ‘cause snakes have never understood the way the lions live.” – Kate Tempest, Sound of Rum
Born out of a squat party in Peckham in the Summer of 2008, Sound Of Rum are set to release the first single to come from their debut album ‘Balance’ out on Rob da Bank’s label, Sunday Best Recordings. United in their love of alternative hip-hop, 1920s-1950s jazz, breakbeat, soul and disco and with an unquenchable thirst for literature, the trio work confidently beside their influence, standing defiantly in their own space. Sound of Rum debut their unique sound on February 28th with the release of Slow Slow, blending infectious melodies, innovative production and soul jarring lyrics – delivered with a raw intensity from the band’s vocalist Kate Tempest. Sound of Rum shatter the boundary between performer and listener, leaving you drunk on inspiration when you didn’t even realize you were thirsty.