Kate Nash is one those Myspace success stories. After releasing some material onto the News Corp. owned social networking site, rumor has it that Lily Allen placed Nash into her top eight friends list. This, of course, attracted massive interest from the rest of the world.
Nash does sound quite identical to Allen---a more petite version at least. But her vocal cadence also breeds sonic similarities to Shakira and Mike Skinner at times too. And much like her contemporaries, Nash isn't as good of a vocalist as she is a storyteller. Her British accented narrations work its way through every song, emitting the pain, joy, and indifference of each track's protagonist.
You can stream 'Merry Happy' below:
Kate Nash - 'Merry Happy'