Words: Saam Das
Kate Nash may have moved well out of the mainstream over the last couple of years but it's good to know she's still got the ability to deliver passionate pop hooks. And even manages to do so on a Christmas-based track. This sub-genre is generally not particularly enjoyable but Nash's potty-mouthed offering, 'I Hate You This Christmas', is a rollicking one. Christmas cheer's a bit overrated anyway, right?
'I Hate You This Christmas' might be more of an anti-Christmas anthem but she's not eschewing the traditional - other tracks on her new EP include the classic 'Auld Lang Syne'. If you're at work, I'd advise not watching the vid/listening to the track till you get home but Nash's excellent '3AM' track from earlier in the year can tide you over in the meantime.
If you're in London tonight, head over to the lovely Tooting Tram & Social, where Kate will be playing tonight. It's free entry so get down early! Might as well catch The Tuts and Colour Me Wednesday, while you're at it.
The 'Have Faith With Kate Nash EP is out now. Find more info at facebook.com/katenash.