Following Kate’s Tempest’s new album release The Book of Traps and Lessons, we caught up with her to chat about how her style developed into the innovation it is today and attempted to delve into the creative process behind the album.  The Book of Traps and Lessons takes us through a journey from start to …

There was a definitive hush in the room on arrival at The Fleece last Friday as the crowd listened to the local spoken word support acts preceding Saul Williams’ set, even the bar staff were whispering. National poetry slam champion, Solomon O.B’s poem about growing up in foster care was heartfelt and moving, his presence …

Man of many talents – wordsmith, musician, actor, producer and rapper – Saul Williams is coming to The Fleece on 21 July. He’ll be showcasing music from his most recent album, the self-produced Martyr Loser King. Released last year, Martyr Loser King is Williams’ sixth album, written and recorded between Senegal, Reunion Island, Paris, Haiti, …

Poet, novelist, musician and lecturer Anthony Joseph will be creating a hypnotic blend of rapturous spoken word and rhythmic speech at Attic Bar this May. Support comes in the shape of Ngaio’s compelling Erykah Badu-esque neo-jazz and nu-soul beats, plus dancehall and dub selectors Titan Sound, and AAA Badboy aka Kaptin Barrett – Boomtown’s head of music. Residents Andres and …