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Kate Nash – new album, video & 2010 tour dates

Kate Nash @ Bowery Ballroom in 2008 (more by Bao Nguyen)
Kate Nash

Nash seems nervous, as you might if you were roadtesting an edgier new direction in front of a crowd close enough to smell your fear. But her breathlessness adds a certain resonance to songs about inadequacy and self-loathing. Some of her new material – particularly the sparkly “Do Wah Doo” – sound as if she’s been inspired by Motown girl groups, others are more baffling. “I Love You More” finds her shrieking over walls of feedback. “I Know a Secret” is an unlikely but successful psychedelic odyssey about homophobia. “I Hate Seagulls” finds an unfortunate illustration when a young girl takes the “I hate being sick” line literally and vomits in front of the stage, which one hopes is not an allergic reaction to some of Nash’s voyages away from her trademark narratives into proper, if slightly karaokeish, singing. [Guardian UK]

The above review is from a March 7th show Kate Nash did in Leeds. Her new record, My Best Friend Is You, comes out April 20th, and she’ll be coming to North America this spring for a tour opened by NYC’s own Supercute! (an all-girl ukulele, piano trio & guitar that features Rachel Trachtenburg). The trip includes Bowery Ballroom on April 29th and Music Hall of Williamsburg on May 1st (Tickets go on sale at noon). She’ll also supposedly be on some dates of the Lilith Fair this summer

The video for the album’s first single “Do Wah Doo”, the album’s tracklist & all currently known tour dates are below…

Kate Nash – Do Wah Doo

‘My Best Friend Is You’ tracklist
1. “Paris”
2. “Kiss That Grrrl”
3. “Don’t You Want to Share the Guilt”
4. “I Just Love You More”
5. “Do Wah Doo”
6. “Higher Plain”
7. “I’ve Got a Secret”
8. “Mansion Song”
9. “Early Christmas Present”
10. “Later On”
11. “Pickpocket”
12. “You Were So Far Away”
13. “I Hate Seagulls”
14. “My Best Friend Is You” (bonus)

Kate Nash – 2010 Tour Dates
Mar 11 Bethnal Green Working Mens Club // London
Mar 18 Admiralspalast im 101 // Berlin, Germany
Apr 07 Academy // Dublin
Apr 16 Deaf Institute // Manchester
Apr 17 Hare & Hound // Birmingham
Apr 22 Village Underground // London
Apr 26 The Mod Theatre // Toronto ONT #
Apr 28 Great Scott // Boston MA #
Apr 29 The Bowery // New York City NY #
May 01 The Music Hall of Williamsburg // Brooklyn NY #
May 03 The Lincoln // Chicago IL #
May 05 First Avenue // Minneapolis MN #
May 07 Neumos // Seattle WA #
May 08 Bottom of The Hill // San Francisco CA #
May 11 CA -El Rey // Los Angeles CA #
# w/ Supercute!

Supercute – 2010 Tour Dates
Apr 25 Maxwell’s Hoboken, New Jersey $

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