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Last Updated: Friday, 23 May 2008, 13:28 GMT 14:28 UK
Nash goes from pop to punk
If you're familiar with Kate Nash's powdery pop hit Foundations you might be surprised to learn that her next album will have a punk influence.

Kate Nash
Kate Nash performs at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in California in April

Speaking at the prestigious Ivor Novello Awards, where she was up for best contemporary song, she explained the reason why.

"I've always really liked punk music. So I think it's something I always wanted to get more into.

"Also, I'm really into the Supremes and Motown. I don't know, I'm excited to get in and see what happens."

She recently scooped best female solo artist at the NME Awards which may have given her more indie credentials.

When I was younger, if I was an angsty teen I'd be listening to Nirvana and grungier stuff
Kate Nash

The London singer's just returned from the US where she performed at the ultra-hip Coachella festival in California.

Scary

She admitted to being a little "frazzled" but is excited about her up-coming gig at Glastonbury.

"It's quite scary - I'm opening it or something. I'm going to get something exciting for that."

Nash was open-minded about the seemingly endless speculation over headliner Jay-Z.

"Glastonbury's always been about music and about spirit and about so many things. And it's always tried to be varied and interesting," she said.

"I think that trying new things is kind of its thing really, so who knows."



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