We love Sound Of Rum here at The 405. The band's unapologetic obsession with music makes it hard not to watch every move they make. In their live show, they command attention, leaving the audience either in stunned silence, or whooping, cheering, rapping along to lead vocalist Kate Tempest's lyrics. When we decided that we wanted musicians to share their music taste with us, we thought who better to ask than one of the most inspiring and original bands in London? Sound Of Rum have shared ten of their favourite tracks with The 405; those who have Spotify can download their Guest Playlist at the bottom of the page.

    1. Triumph - Wu-Tang Clan: When I first heard this, I nearly cried I was so blown away. I think this is one of the finest examples of the lyricism, complexity, wit and absolute genius of Wu-Tang. This track made me serious about wanting to be a rapper and is the one I rap out loud to myself when I'm walking home drunk. It makes me feel like I'm about a hundred feet tall. It's pure hip hop for me... 8 minutes of rhyming, no hook, no gimmicks, no let up. So serious. (Kate Tempest - vocals)
    2. None Shall Pass - Aesop Rock: One of the best rappers around, the production on this track is heavy, I got into Aesop around about Labor Days so was very eager to hear this album when it came out. I wasn't disappointed. (Archie Marsh, Guitars, Bass & Electronics)
    3. Gabriel - Roy Davis Jnr feat. Peven Everett: When I was about 14, I used to work in a record shop and I remember this coming out. Me and my friend Kwake used to build little sound systems outside my parents house and play this out on the street to test them. I love it so much, it brings back memories of an incredible time, but forgot all about it til EZ finished his set with it at Glastonbury this summer. When I got home I searched spotify for it and played it about 5 times in a row. I love the brass line so much. (Kate Tempest - vocals)
    4. Inside Out - Odyssey: This makes me want to party every time I hear it.... to me, that's what music is all about. (Ferry Lawrenson - drums)
    5. Lovely Lovely - Me'Shell Ndegeocello: I love the way she fuses all her styles in a tasteful cosmic way. It makes her music very sexy. (Ferry Lawreson - drums)
    6. Nova - Amon Tobin: First heard this on Chris Morris' Blue Jam radio show. Amon's one of my favourite producers, a big inspiration. (Archie Marsh - Guitars, Bass & Electronics)
    7. Unluck - James Blake: I love the space he creates. I listen to the album once a day now for inspiration, plus seeing him live has only made what he does that much more mystical. (Ferry Lawrenson - drums)
    8. Tinmin - Gilfema: When I first heard this track my listening process changed; I didn't understand anything about time signatures and it took me a few weeks to work out what this was in. I saw him live and it was very special. (Ferry Lawrenson - drums)
    9. Swing '39 - Django Reinhardt: Django has been big influence for me and my guitar playing, before Sound of Rum I played in a gypsy swing outfit called Nouvelle Croix. He is my favourite soloist, his phrasing on this tune is great. (Archie Marsh, Guitars, Bass & Electronics)
    10. Famous Blue Raincoat - Leonard Cohen: I just heard this recently. I'm a massive fan of his songwriting and first heard this on Spotify while looking for the one about the Chelsea hotel, and the one called I'm Your Man. As soon as it came on, it stopped me in my tracks. The honesty and confidence of these lyrics is mindblowing. I love it. The way he sings it and the bravery of the sentiment he expresses is so beautiful. (Kate Tempest - vocals)

Download The Sound Of Rum's Guest Playlist here. SOR's latest single, Best Intentions, is out now.