It would be a shame if most people bought into the misguided but popular theory that there would be no KATE NASH without Lily Allen. Apart from the fact they both sing in London accents (a city of eight million residents spawns more than one female singer… what are the chances?!), there really isn’t any direct comparison.

Musically, 20-year-old Kate clearly owes everything to Regina Spektor, from her quirky storytelling lyrics and vocal delivery to her style of playing the piano.

But even at this early stage in her apprenticeship, the English redhead with the girl-next-door looks can already claim to have one over Regina. The enduring success of Foundations to become a (the?) defining song of 2007 has given Kate an unquestionable crossover hit single, something her kooky American idol has yet to savour after four albums.

With debut LP Made Of Bricks a stick-on for No.1 this week and her headline shows sold out months in advance, not only is the future bright for Kate Nash but mainstream pop music is in good hands.

Kate Nash – Foundations

August 11, Belladrum Festival, Inverness
August 23, Liquid Room, Edinburgh
October 28, Lemon Tree, Aberdeen
October 29, Oran Mor, Glasgow

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