Friday Favorite: Kate Nash

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Kate Nash has been a usual suspect on playlists of mine for about three years now. I heard her first on my Britpop Pandora station, just a few days before her debut album Made of Bricks came out in the UK, an album that reached #1 on the UK charts and eventually went platinum. I’ve been in love ever since.

Nash’s music feels like an adorably rebellious, wickedly sharp ode to the eclectic. Each song is cleverly penned and expertly played, both recognizable and unique. Even at 23, Kate Nash touches on everyday themes with playful honesty and subtle poignancy.

Kate’s most recent album, My Best Friend is You, is an even broader range of influences and sounds. From her first album, my favorite tracks are the single “Foundations,” “Dickhead,” “Skeleton Song,” and “Merry Happy.” From the new album, that was released in the US last May, my favs are “Paris,” single “Do Wah Doo,” “Take Me to a Higher Plane,” “Later On,” and “Pickpocket.”

I’ve never seen her live because she spends so little time touring in the States. I watch her MySpace pretty consistently, hoping against hope that she’ll stop somewhere even remotely close to Nashville sometime soon. Watch her first video from My Best Friend is You. Isn’t she just magnetic?

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