NEW: Kate Nash – “Under-Estimate the Girl”
Kate Nash – “Under-Estimate the Girl”
I think I under-estimated Kate Nash. [Yeah, so maybe that’s a cliched way to begin a post about a song called “Under-Estimate the Girl”, but it’s true!]. After her twee/indie beginnings with Made of Bricks, I just couldn’t get behind the supposed riot grrrl influences in her second album. My Best Friend is You wasn’t bad; it just wasn’t what I’d expected from Kate, and I didn’t quite get it. [The album has since grown on me, but it’s still a little hit-and-miss].
This song, however, I can understand. “Under-Estimate the Girl” is Kate Nash proving that she does indeed know what she’s doing. Playing in an all-female band, Kate’s riot grrrl influences are quite obvious now – and they’re really working for her. The song has a real early nineties DIY aesthetic, from the raw sounds – reminiscent of early Hole – to its release; the song was written and recorded in under 24 hours, and the clip premiered last night on a fan-run tumblr page: Kate Nash, Obviously [I bet the girl who runs it is feeling pretty ecstatic right now].
“Under-Estimate the Girl” is available as a free download from Kate’s SoundCloud page.