A young lady called Kate Nash is currently causing quite a stir in British music circles. She is from London, like Lily Allen, and writes all her own music, like Lily Allen, which has lead to a lot of comparisons between the two - but take this from a big Lily Allen fan - Kate Nash kicks Lilly Allen's a$$. She has only released one single in the UK which didn't perform too well - but then she only printed 75,000 copies. Which were all sold out in pre-orders. Most of her fan base has come from word-of-mouth, but finally she has a proper record label and proper promotional material is appearing. Her new single, "Foundations", is out in June in the UK, and you can see the video here. I really do recommend any fans of British female singer songwriters - Lily Allen, Amy Winehouse, even Natasha Bedingfield but not as sugary, to check this girl out. She's gonna be massive. The video is actually quite sad!
I have had the great pleasure of seeing her live once, and am seeing her again at the end of the month - she gave me a high five. I'm saving that little anecdote for when she's famous and people think I'm amazing for having Kate Nash's sweat on my hand . Please check her video out.
Also, to hear some of her best songs, visit her MySpace.
PS.. she's on the left in this article from the Vogue UK magazine.