KATE NASH is set to play a special DJ set at Camden’s KOKO venue. The singer will spin the decks as part of the Propaganda indie club night, the UK’s biggest indie club night with 8 nights across the country including the esteemed Friday night slot at the brand new £5 million Gatecrasher Birmingham. On Wednesday 27th May, Propaganda, which has played host to other special guest DJs including Lily Allen, Kaiser Chiefs and Editors, lands at KOKO. That night, Nash will team up with DJ Dan, Oasis’ after show party DJ of choice, to play a very specialaudio-visual DJ set mixing the best new & classic indie alternative music Advance tickets are from £6, with further information available from www.thepropaganda.co.uk
Kate Marie Nash (born 6 July 1987) is an English singer-songwriter based in London. She had a UK #2 hit “Foundations” in 2007, followed by the platinum selling UK number 1 album Made of Bricks.
Nash was born in London on 6 July 1987. She grew up in Harrow, North West London. Nash first became interested in music during her childhood. She learned how to play the piano at Sandbach School. She attended St. John Fisher School (in Pinner) and moved onto the St Joan of Arc Catholic School, Rickmansworth. She was taught guitar by teacher Louis Mitchell. She studied Theatre at the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in South London. She auditioned at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School but was rejected, after which she fell down a flight of stairs, breaking her foot. During her recovery, she was housebound and unable to move, so her mother bought her an electric guitar. Nash used this time to focus on her songwriting: she began to write some new songs, finished old ones and decided that she would book a gig at a local bar in Harrow called Trinity on Gayton Road for herself, to showcase her songs.
Nash started her career in 2006. After several gigs, Nash uploaded her music to the social networking website MySpace. Nash found a manager for herself before proceeding to look for producers for her music.
Moshi Moshi Records
Nash’s debut was a single, “Caroline’s a Victim”/”Birds,” produced and recorded in Iceland by Valgeir Sigurí°sson and released through Moshi Moshi Records in February 2007. The release was limited to 1000 copies, and was available on only 7″ vinyl. Due to demand another 1000 copies were made and sold out. CD Promo copies were produced for distribution to the press and DJs etc, and are occasionally available for sale. It is also featured on the CD “Moshi Moshi Singles Compilation”. A video for the song was released and received airplay on MTV2. The video, directed by Kinga Burza. The B-side, “Birds”, later featured on her début album, Made of Bricks. Both tracks have also been released as MP3 downloads.
In April 2007, Nash was signed to the Polydor offshoot Fiction Records. Nash’s second single and first through Fiction Records, “Foundations”, which she co-wrote with producer Paul Epworth, was released on 18 June 2007 and reached number two in the official UK Singles Chart. Following “Foundations,” Fiction announced plans to bring forward the release of Nash’s debut album to 6 August 2007. The album, Made of Bricks, produced by Paul Epworth, included many of the tracks she had been performing on her two nationwide tours. The album was leaked to filesharing networks days before its commercial release, and has received mixed reviews, The Independent describing it as being in “pole position for worst album of the year.” The album reached number 1 in the UK charts. During mid-2007, Nash performed at numerous festivals including Wireless Festival, Bestival, the Electric Gardens, Glastonbury, Latitude, Reading and Leeds, Oxegen and T in the Park. She made her official TV performance début on Later with Jools Holland. Regarding the recording of a new album, Nash told NME that she had been inspired by The Supremes and has written a song called “Cat Song” in their honour. She is also set to release a duet single with Billy Bragg, a cover of The Shangri-Las “Give Him A Great Big Kiss”. As of October 2008 Nash is writing material for her second album which may have a more punk influenced sound. Nash is hoping to release the album in the UK during the summer of 2009. In late March 2009 Nash made the following comments regarding the recording of her new album during an interview with the BBC Newsbeat program. “I’ve done a bunch of demos. I’ve got about 14 to 16 songs recorded and I’m going to do another session at the end of the month. It’s really cool. I’ve been doing a lot of writing and I’m excited about getting stuck into new material. It’s different and it’s fun to be doing something new.” She previously previewed two new tracks – “Froggy” and “I Hate Seagulls” – at an intimate gig at the Matter music venue in east London in October 2008.
Featured Artist Coalition Nash has lent her support to the Featured Artist Coalition an organization whose goal is to give artists more say in the music industry decision process. Nash cited the emerging digital age as a reason artists should have a voice in decisions that effect their careers.
On 1 April, 2009 Nash joined in protests against the G20 summit outside of the Bank of England in London..
On 20 February 2008 she received a BRIT award for Best Female artist.
With a line-up already crammed full of fans’ favourites OXEGEN 2009 is shaping up to be the music event of the summer. The great and good of Rock ‘n’ Roll are coming from all over the world to play for you this July. Today, we are delighted to announce the latest star players to be added to the musical team sheet. Turntable-maestros 2 Many DJs have been added to Friday’s line-up. Renowned for pioneering the mash-up scene, the Belgian duo have recently been busy working with the likes of Daft Punk and Gorillaz.
Fans can also look forward to the soulful and bluesy vocals of James Morrison. Still only 24, he’s already been compared to the likes of the mighty Otis Redding and Van Morrison. Scottish post-rock pioneers Mogwai bring their own wall of sound to Friday. This critically acclaimed 5 piece always deliver an outstanding, often deafening live show. Regina Spektor is a unique singer songwriter that cannot be pigeonholed. Her undoubted talent embraces influences as diverse as folk, punk, rock, hip-hop and jazz. Check out a virtuoso at work on Saturday. With 18 top 20 singles including classics such as ‘The Day We Caught The Train’ and ‘The Riverboat Song’, Ocean Colour Scene will need no introduction to the OXEGEN masses on Friday. It’s a big welcome back to Maximo Park who last rocked out in 2007. Their eagerly anticipated third album ‘Quicken the Heart’ is due out on May 11th and OXEGEN is the place to experience it live on Saturday. The Hours have an enviable music pedigree, with members Antony and Martin having worked with Pulp, Elastica, Black Grape and UNKLE. Now they have teamed up with their pal artist Damien Hirst on his new label,check out their cracking new single,’Big Black Hole’, due out today. A big, fresh sound for Friday night. Fresh from starring at SXSW and riding their ever-growing wave of buzz, You Me At Six will bring their provocative punk metal sound to the up for it OXEGEN crowd on Sunday. Since forming in the summer of 2004, Crystal Castles, the Toronto-based duo of Ethan Fawn and Alice Glass have amassed a cult following through their uncompromising and intense delivery, a slew of limited edition singles, and shows packed solely from word of mouth. Catch them on Saturday. Having supported Kings of Leon and The Killers on tour M83 come highly recommended. Jump into their dream pop sound on Friday. Described by The Guardian as an ‘Irish Outkast’, the Republic of Loose define themselves without any reference to anyone else other than a respectful nod to James Brown and The Rolling Stones. Nominated for 2 Meteor Awards this year, they add their funk-filled sound to Friday’s line up. BBC Sound of 2009 hot tip La Roux will go ‘In For The Kill’ on Sunday this year. Following their current support slot on Lily Allen’s UK tour and the forthcoming headline gig on NME’s 2009 Radar Tour, the annual new talent showcase will lead them nicely into their summer slot at OXEGEN.
OXEGEN artists announced so far:
FRI 10TH JULY
Blur, Snow Patrol, The Script, Keane, Lily Allen, James, Pendulum, Eagles of Death Metal, Ladyhawke, Fight Like Apes, Swedish House Mafia, Crookers, Dreadzone, God is an Astronaut, Tom Middleton, Aeroplane, 2 Many DJs, Mogwai, Ocean Colour Scene, The Hours, M83, Republic Of Loose
SAT 11TH JULY
Kings of Leon, Pet Shop Boys, Bloc Party, Elbow, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Doves, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV on the Radio, Pete Doherty, The Mars Volta, The Game, The Saturdays, Squeeze, Hockey, Tiga, Digitalism, Gary Go, James Morrison, Regina Spektor, Maximo Park, Crystal Castles, La Roux
SUN 12TH JULY
The Killers, Razorlight, Nine Inch Nails, The Specials, Lady Gaga, The Ting Tings, Jane’s Addiction, Katy Perry, Manic Street Preachers, Paolo Nutini, Glasvegas, Florence and the Machine White Lies, Jason Mraz, Foals, Friendly Fires, of Montreal, Miss Kittin and The Hacker (Live), Hudson Mohawke, Wallis Bird, You Me At 6
Tickets for this year’s festival are on sale NOW and are priced at a 2008 price freeze of 224.50 Euro (incl. booking fee) for 3 day including camping ticket. For an extra 20 Euro fans can purchase a 4 day including camping ticket which will include Thursday campsite stay also.
ALREADY ANNOUNCED,Kings of Leon, Blur, Snow Patrol, Bloc Party, The Script, Katy Perry.
Europe’s Favourite Rock & Roll Weekend will be home to the very best in both new and seminal music this summer, taking place at Punchestown Racecourse, Naas, Co Kildare from 10th-12th July 2009.
Fans who are registered at oxegen.ie will have exclusive priority access to an OXEGEN ticket pre-sale from Wednesday 25th February from 8am until Thursday 5th March at 6pm. Tickets will go on general release on Friday 6th March 2009 at 8am nationwide.
To be the first to hear about further exciting line-up announcements, and for info on car parking, camping and age restrictions, register at oxegen.ie.
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