Community Festival - Home Finsbury Park 30 June 2019


Kate Nash

Main Stage 3:20 pm


It takes Kate Nash three seconds to say that the inspiration behind her new album is… Meredith Brooks. The ’90s one-hit-wonder behind ‘Bitch’ is the first person that springs to mind. It’s proof that Kate Nash, now 30, is never going to let self-consciousness get the better of her. She’s the most honest, self-effacing and unpretentious popstar Britain has produced in a generation, and the great news is that she’s one million per cent, unabashedly back, and with music released via her Kickstarter at that.Speaking from a house in Clapton, she’s recently put the finishing touches on ‘Yesterday Was Forever’ – her fourth album and the first since her self-released 2013 LP ‘Girl Talk’, which she put out in a blaze of glory after being dumped by her record label via text. It’s also the follow-up to last year’s ‘Agenda’ EP, but it has a manifesto all of its own. She said the title out loud and thought it sounded like the name of an album. It wasn’t until she’d lived with it that it became prophetic. “I started to feel trapped for a while?” she says. “Like, Fucking hell! Am I going to be able to do this? Or do I not do music anymore? It took forever to figure out how to continue as an independent artist. Maybe with the title I accidentally cast a spell and made that happen.”