I rarely talk about music I’ve found on the Internet, which considering th amount of time I browse is a shame; however, having spent far too much time time on Wikipedia, I ended up finding a solo artist called Kate Nash via the link for the Popjustice website.
She seems to be a potential breakthrough artist of the year; having listened to (and bought) her current single, Foundations (video on Youtube) I’m very impressed by her music; comparisons to Lily Allen are close to describing her music, but I think that it’s closer to Cansei De Ser Sexy. I’m very amused be the Wikipedia entry, which describes her music as “Chavtronica”; how many more “new/innovative” genres are we going to hear about? There are too many genre names and Kate Nash’s music is fairly mainstream music in my opinion .
It’s indie music but performed in a different way; “indie-pop” is what I’d define her music as (which I also think is the best description for Cansei De Ser Sexy). It’s good music but my problem is that it seems that “indie” is a term that isn’t used to make it acceptable to people who would otherwise not listen to it.
Based on this single and her previouis efforts she’s one to watch for this year; especially as the album is due in the Autumn.