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Song of the day – 464: Kate Nash

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Kate Nash

Some folk may contend she’s been hanging out with the wrong people recently. Not from where I’m sitting.

The test here is simple. Would I like this if I had no idea of who the person behind it is?

The test here is false. That’s not possible for me to imagine. It’s more Babes In Toyland – minus the guitar – than Bikini Kill, anyway. And it’s more spewing, mouthy, antagonised by unfairness, late 70s punk than either. (Yes, Honey Bane. I am looking at you.) More dislikes than likes on YouTube, huh? You just know how I feel about that. Need a copy of the lyric sheet. Written and recorded and filmed in under 24 hours, apparently. Shave 20 hours off that, and we start to approach Everett True heartland territory, not that length of spontaneity is a marker of anything beyond impatience and a possible unwillingness to see the job through. I don’t know about Kate not being herself here. I don’t think Kate is necessarily being her old self here. This is bad? People don’t like change, especially not from those they think can’t – or shouldn’t – change. This isn’t necessarily a great pop song, but it’s a provocative one, an irritant, one that makes you think: and that’s always a plus. Next time she tours, I’d like to see her put together a supporting cast of Muscles Of Joy, Tunabunny and Sky Needle. And The Thin Kids, of course. Oh… and Kate? If you haven’t listened to Patrik Fitzgerald yet, you really should.

Here.

Better a has-been then a never-was.

DISCLAIMER: I have been known to like Kate Nash’s music before now.

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3 Responses to Song of the day – 464: Kate Nash

  1. Golightly June 23, 2012 at 11:42 am

    It’s the best Kate Nash thing I’ve ever heard… but it reminds me of myself at age 16 in my first band and for that reason I cringe. I think this is way cooler if it’s the first time you ever came across such a thing. I’m getting too self-conscious for it and this is too close to the nerve for me. I don’t know why. I also find either this new song or probably Kate Nash herself somehow annoying (though certainly respect her talent)… and maybe I’d prefer this song if I heard it in a context not involving her music videos. In fact, I know I would… if I could forget who was singing it, I’d respond better to it. I’m not surprised by this new sound though… wasn’t she part of a boot camp for riot grrl musicians in USA a while back?

  2. Lola July 10, 2012 at 1:39 am

    a b c …. 1 2 3 deja vu light fucking y a w n

    sorry

    *painting by numbers*

  3. Everett True July 10, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    This song has totally grown on me now. Absolute blinder.

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