Often on record Kate Nash
seems like she's fighting and flailing about in some fantastic gale of mood and emotion. Sometimes the house is coming down; her man is leaving, he's messed up, he fancies another, etc etc. On other occasions, she's held up in her haven just fine, penning creative little love notes to a new friend she's been spending whatever time she can find with. Either way, Nash is no refugee. Whether it's the crowns or calamities of everyday life, she sticks it out, documenting the whole process in the name of the pesky, self-confessional pop throwbacks she's filled two albums with (Made of Bricks
, My Best Friend is You
) thus far.
Brought to town for a couple of massive, headlining engagements, Kate Nash
recently found time to make herself at home at Rockwood Music Hall in this latest segment of The Guest Apartment. Here, the charming dynamics of her personality seem a little less extreme and/or exaggerated. She seems comfy and at ease, opening up about family, her new album, and her recent rediscovery of playing live (she took a break between albums). She also shows off a couple of her band members, outfitting "Do-Wah-Doo", "Later On", and "I Hate Seagulls" in more intimate, acoustic threads, offering yet another side of this fascinating, musical personality in the process. - David Pitz
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The Guest Apartment: Kate Nash