Hailing from England, Kate Nash is making waves in this world of music. She may have only two albums to draw from, but she certainly has a youthful energy to bring to a sold out audience and her songs as delve into various genres of rock, pop, and even punk. At times, her voice recalls the pop punk sweetness of Ida Maria from Norway. Still, her set proved emotional in a much different way than Maria’s tends to, with a sense of personal intimacy as the lights turned off and her fans focused all attention on her.
There was a definite progression of the 75-minute-long-set. Beginning mainly with her more catchy singles, Nash encouraged the audience to dance and they easily sang along to the choruses and verses that they had memorized listening to both of Nash’s albums. Nash was quite playful, especially at the start of the evening, showing an enchanting side to her quirky personality whilst relating stories of crazed fans and railing against homophobia. The fact that she was on crutches didn’t stop her from standing while playing guitar, though she also sat at her keyboard to provide some of the melody lines to her songs. At one point, an audience member even crowd surfed up to the front in order to dance behind her on stage as she played.