Kate Nash – 'Do-Wah-Doo'
Kate Nash's second album, My Best Friend Is You came out last week. Sadly I'm a little bit poor at the moment, so I've not bought it yet. However, I have been on Spotify and had a listen. First impressions would be that it's one of the best of the year so far and sounds in places a little bit like Los Campesinos! if they had an unlimited budget. It's serious fun and if one thing is for certain it is that by comparison the rather good Made Of Bricks sounds nothing more than a demo.
I was planning on waiting until I'd bought the album to check out the single but when I realised that it wasn't going to be until the beginning of next month and with MBFIY getting really some good reviews from unlikely places I thought I better had head to youtube.
Bloody good job I did, as 'Do-Wah-Doo' is one of the best songs that I've head in a long time. And yes, I know that a lot of people are talking about Ms Nash and that I'm just adding to the deluge. Still, this has been implanted in my skull and heart. There's a combination of Motown strings, indie-rock meets surf guitars, trumpets and a '60s girl group chorus that shouldn't work at all. Somehow it's perfect.