We're so excited that Kate Tempest's album Everybody Down is on the shortlist for the Barclays Mercury Prize Album of the Year.

Speculating about the shortlist, the Guardian called Kate's album 'a unique, genre-defying affair that showcases its author’s deft storytelling'. 

Here's the brilliant track 'The Beigeness' from the album:

If you have a Spotify account you can listen to the album in full.

Kate's first collection of poetry, Hold Your Own, is out from Picador on October 9 2014.

Photo credit: Melanie Flash