Thursday, 22 November 2012

Review: Kate Nash - Death Proof

That's right, another Kate Nash post :-p
Needless to say, I've been a fan of hers since the MySpace days. The painstaking wait for her third album has been eased (slightly!) by the release of her EP, Death Proof. For people who have followed Kate's musical progression from the start, you probably won't be as surprised by the new material as some reviewers are. 

As a bass-playing girl myself, I love the fact that Kate has put her own recently-found love of the bass at the centre of most songs, particularly on the title track, which takes it's name from the (in my opinion) underrated Tarantino film. It certainly wouldn't sound out of place on a Tarantino soundtrack, or even played over a Russ Meyer film (another director Kate has said influenced some of her recent songs); the video had me imagining The Kelly Affair fronted by Varla.

I'm obsessed with the third track, I Want a Boyfriend With a Car. It's dark, sexy and catchy, in a similar vein to Spinnerette's Sex Bomb.

There's also a great cover of The Kink's All Day and All of the Night, which Kate puts her own spin on, making it fit in perfectly with the other tracks.

While it may seem like a huge change in direction for the less die-hard fans (*cough*), her trademark personal, story-telling lyrics are still there and, if anything, she's only grown as a song writer. Give it a go, you might just love it!

Rating: 5/5
Favourite Track: I Want A Boyfriend With A Car
You Might Like It If You Like: Sleater-Kinney, The Frumpies, Vivian Girls, The Long Blondes, Fluffy

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