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- Posted on Apr 15th 2010 8:50AM by Farah Ishaq
Nash, who is set to release a new album, 'My New Best Friend is You' next week, tells Spinner that she is "sometimes" bored by the idea of singing the track which propelled her to stardom, when it reached No. 2 in the singles chart in 2007. "I only play it when I feel like playing it. If I feel I'm just not in the mood, which is a lot of the time. I just don't bother playing it." she adds.
Nash prefers to showcase new tracks like 'Mansion Song' and 'I Hate Seagulls' from the follow up to 'Made of Bricks.' Her influences and sound has notably changed since the debut album. First single 'Do-Wah-Doo' is inspired by the girl groups of the early '60s like the Ronettes and the Supremes.
It's not just pop girl groups either, Nash says she's been paying more attention to the US Riot grrl scene too. She explains "I'm paying more attention to the music that I've always liked. I'm a really big fan of Kathleen Hanna -- one of my favourite bands of all time is Bikini Kill -- I also think Sleater-Kinney are in my top three artists of all time. To prove this, Nash plays guitar more and more, saying "my guitar skills have defintely improved, more in the last month."
Working with ex-Suede member Bernard Butler -- who has previously produced Duffy's album -- Nash says he helped her add "in things like a few reprises, some horns, things like that."
Nash, who gave up touring after promotion for 'Made of Bricks' left her exhausted, is about to embark on a North American tour -- starting in Toronto in Canada on April 26 -- before returning to Europe for a short tour. She is also set to appear at this year's T in the Park festival in Scotland.