I have been a Kate Nash fan from the very start, ever since the demos first started making their way around the internet. I saw her live for the first time in February, where she played "Foundations" for the third time live - little did I know that all these months later in July that it would be inches away from the national number one.
I have always championed Kate, and defended her constantly against the Lily Allen comparisons and "just another singer songwriter" arguments, because I just think I have never heard anyone like her. All her songs are real stories - told from the heart, with passion.
I have been looking forward to this album ever since it was rumoured to be in production. I can remember running into a newsagents checking for one sentence about the Nash in that week's NME - this week she is on the freakin' cover. She's come a long way in a short amount of time, and she deserves it all.
The track list for the album looks fantastic - I've heard all of the tracks except "Play" and "Pumpkin Soup", and I haven't found a Kate Nash track I don't love, yet. All my favourites have been included - I was worried "Mariella" wouldn't be included, but lo and behold, it's right there. Make sure you check it out, along with "We Get On". Both very clever and funny 'story' songs.
One disappointment; "Stitching Leggings". Where the hell is it!? A legendary Nash song. Oh, and whats with the new logo eh Kate? I liked the old one. But minor faults.
This album has been pre-ordered for months and now finally, it's so close to coming out. I just hope more people find Kate Nash is so much more than "Foundations".
Besides; more people need to get a sweaty high five from her, just like I did all those months ago at the Wolverhampton Little Civic in February. Sigh. I love that girl.