Monday, January 21, 2013

Kate Nash is Not Your Conventional Girl



Last week I picked up a couple tickets to see Kate Nash play at the Bowery Ballroom in March so that has inspired this post.

I first discovered Kate back in 2007 thanks to Lily Allen and immediately fell in love with her music, which I guess was kind of alt-pop and completely up my alley. Her debut album 'Made of Bricks' helped me through some hard times and will hold a special place in my life. I admire the turn she took with her second album 'My Best Friend is You' getting a bit harder with some of the tunes and reveling in her riot grrrl influences (which was something I could completely relate to). I'm looking forward to seeing what she has done on her upcoming album, as her look continues to change I'm sure the music will as well. As long as Kate doesn't loose her pop sensibility I'll always be in!

The new album 'Girl Talk' which has been funded via pledge music - you can still pledge to pre-order the album and to get other goodies, is out on March 4 (5th in the US) on Kate's own label Have 10p Records. Kate has been busy the past few months and also put out an EP the end of 2012 entitled 'Death Proof' which you can get online at itunes now.

Check her out on her upcoming tour if you can, she seems to be playing much smaller venues than her last US tour which makes me happy.

2013 Tour Dates:

Feb 12 Sub 89 Reading, United Kingdom
Feb 13 Sebright Arms London, United Kingdom   
Mar 12 Brighton Music Hall Boston, MA
Mar 15 Horseshoe Tavern Toronto, Canada
Mar 16 Magic Bag Ferndale, MI
Mar 17 The Pyramid Scheme Grand Rapids, MI
Mar 20 The Basement Columbus, OH
Mar 21 Mr. Smalls Theatre Millvale, PA
Mar 23 Black Cat Washington, DC
Mar 24 Johnny Brenda's Philadelphia, PA
Mar 26 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
Apr 04 Junction 2 Cambridge, United Kingdom
Apr 05 Arts Centre Norwich, United Kingdom
Apr 06 Nottingham Rescue Rooms Nottingham, United Kingdom
Apr 08 Leadmill Sheffield, United Kingdom
Apr 09 53 Degrees Preston, United Kingdom
Apr 10 Warehouse 34  Newcastle, United Kingdom
Apr 12 The Lemon Tree  Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Apr 13 The Ironworks  Inverness, United Kingdom
Apr 14 Oran Mor  Glasgow, United Kingdom
Apr 16 Empire Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Apr 17 Fibbers York, United Kingdom
Apr 18 Fruit Hull, United Kingdom
Apr 20 Manchester Gorilla Manchester, United Kingdom
Apr 21 Liverpool Masque Theatre Liverpool, United Kingdom
Apr 22 The Cockpit  Leeds, United Kingdom
Apr 24 The Sugarmill  Stoke On Trent, United Kingdom
Apr 25 The Fleece Bristol, United Kingdom
Apr 26 The Queens Hall  Narberth, United Kingdom
Apr 27 Gloucester Guildhall Gloucester, United Kingdom
Apr 29 White Rabbit Plymouth, United Kingdom
Apr 30 Wedgewood Rooms Portsmouth, United Kingdom
May 01 100 Club London, United Kingdom

Also this video is adorably stupid so I couldn't not share it. For those that don't know, Kate has the most adorable bunny ever named Fluffy and she loves animals.



And here is what you really want, ya I realize Christmas is over but Kate has a couple great holiday tunes and I couldn't leave them off.

Hollaback Girl (Gwen Stefani Cover)
Let's Hear it for the Boy (Deniece Williams Cover)
Give Him a Great Big Kiss (The Shangri-La's Cover with Billy Bragg)
Purple Rain (Prince Cover)
I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You (Black Kids Cover)
Baby Love (The Supremes Cover)
Fluorescent Adolescent (Arctic Monkeys Cover)
Hang Me Up To Dry (Cold War Kids Cover)
Irreplaceable (Beyonce Cover)
Seven Nation Army (White Stripes Cover)
Men's Needs (The Cribs Cover)
Foundations/A New England (Billy Bragg Cover with Billy Bragg)
Christmas Wrapping (The Waitresses Cover)
Last Christmas (Wham! Cover with Ryan Jarman)

Bonus:
Newton Faulkner "Foundations" (Kate Nash Cover)


2 comments:

Christian Sinclair said...

So glad you are back. And a great first post. Just signed up for the album. Thanks.

quietcore said...

Thanks Christian, hopefully I keep up with it this time around!

 
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