A blogger who, arguably, owes her entire career to being championed by Lily Allen on My Space (In 2006 Allen placed the unknown Nash at number eight on her friends list; a burgeoning fan base and record deal swiftly followed.) Nash and her piano were the sound of summer 2007, her number-two hit, the break-up song Foundations, winning the hearts of hardened music critics and Glastonbury crowds alike. Nash’s second album, the follow-up to 'Made of Bricks’, takes a new direction.
(Some audiences even threw lemons in homage to her most celebrated lyric, 'You said I must eat so many lemons, ’cause I am so bitter/I said, “I’d rather be friends with your mates ’cause they are much fitter.”’) Her cockney delivery, raw emotion and deadpan wit struck a chord with teenagers, and she went on to win best female artist at the 2008 Brits. Alongside her trademark lo-fi confessionals are shouty diatribes.
“I've been slated for the way I look, for being too fat, too ugly, too spotty. I don't care what anyone thinks, not anymore.”She says she feels like a completely different person now, the thicker skin she has developed a direct consequence of having endured, last year, the year from hell.
The union of the brothers Jarman - Ryan, bassist Gary and drummer Ross - and Marr has signaled a real turning point for The Cribs.Produced by Bernard Butler, formerly of Suede, it takes in 1960s girl groups and punk influences.Some would have it that her boyfriend, Ryan Jarman, the lead singer and guitarist of the indie band the Cribs, has played Svengali.In the press as well,” she counters, eyes narrowing threateningly.“Over the years the press have called me every terrible thing you can imagine.” I ask for examples.