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18th November 2012 21:50:00
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Kate Nash - Death Proof EP

Now apparently forging a truly independent path (she's crowd funding her next album) Kate Nash delivers this new five-track EP to keep her audience engaged in the meantime. Sonically, it's an extension of her drift towards upbeat garage-pop which thankfully doesn't abandon her inherent gift for a catchy melody.

You will most probably have seen the Halloween-themed video for 'Fri-end', but the EP's strongest effort is its title track, the sinister Dick Dale-isms of the verses contrasting with the bubblegum chorus - suggesting Nash is not content to simply ape the punkier and New Wave artists she's currently devouring. The wheels come off a little with the somewhat cliched Riot Grrl yelps of 'I Want a Boyfriend With a Car' and while a re-tread of 'All Day And All of the Night' may not initially entice, it eventually picks up some momentum and Nash transforms the track into a minor femme-love anthem. Closer 'May Queen', with its simple voice and Bontempi arrangement may ultimately prove to be a more intriguing artistic destination.

About Douglas Baptie
After years in the trenches, Douglas was elevated to the position of Editor in 2011. Pretty much everything you need to know about him can be learned by a spin of The Damned's Black Album and a screening of Twin Peaks. With a fondness for punk and 60s girl groups (with occasional side salads of indie pop), if your records are longer than 2m 50s, you're probably wasting each other's time. For general editorial questions, drop him a line via the TMF contact email.