As the daughter of Maddy Prior and Rick Kemp from Steeleye Span (with whom she sang live while still a teenager), it is perhaps not surprising that Rose Kemp's early material (the 'Glance' album) is largely acoustic folk. However, from that point on, she began to move into a more heavily guitar-orientated direction and it is perhaps significant that 'Glance' is the only one of her albums that Kemp does not acknowledge on her website.
'Mini-Album' and 'A Hand Full of Hurricanes' can probably best be characterised as hard-edged indie-folk rock but 'Unholy Majesty' and 'Golden Shroud' have moved decisively into metal-edged doom rock, with Rose Kemp's image similarly moving from an indie waif to a woad-smeared warrior priestess. In recent years, she has played at both the Roadburn and Supersonic festivals.
Throughout the musical transitions, the constant has remained Kemp's voice, switching from ethereal to crushing and back again with effortless ease.
Rose Kemp Discography Tracks
|PRKCD63||Rose Kemp||Glance (CD, Album)||Park Records||PRKCD63||UK||2003||Sell This Version|
|none||Rose Kemp||Mini–Album (CDr, MiniAlbum)||Not On Label (Rose Kemp Self-released)||none||UK||2004||Sell This Version|
|Rose Kemp||A Hand Full Of Hurricanes (Album)||One Little Indian||US||2006||Sell This Version|
|Rose Kemp||Unholy Majesty (Album)||Aurora Borealis||UK||2008||Sell This Version|
|Rose Kemp||Golden Shroud (Album)||12 Year Stretch||UK||2010||Sell This Version|
Singles & EPs
|Rose Kemp||Violence (Single)||One Little Indian||UK||2006||Sell This Version|
|Rose Kemp||Little One (Single)||One Little Indian||UK||2006||Sell This Version|
|none||Rose Kemp||2005 Demo CD (CDr, Dem)||Not On Label||none||UK||2005||Sell This Version|