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get ready for "Kate Nash in 'disagrees with Spice Girls reunion' shocker"!
go say something when you have credibility, releasing an album several months early when your still shit hot.... tad hypercritical no?
it's not hypocritical at all. it's business and polydor's idea.
But this is NME. And as you know, they can't get through anything about a young lady in music without either...
a) mentioning Lily Allen, or
b) evoking the 'spirit' of Lily Allen by placing undue emphasis on little asides about other artists.
I actually feel really sorry for Kate Nash, she's being utterly manipulated. Don't especially care for "Foundations" but you know, she's a human being and right now she's being put through the music/mainstream media wringer. I hope she's strong enough not to be dragged under by it.
the sort of reaction she's getting is what many artists dream of. I don't see how she's being manipulated in any way that's different to other popular "breakthrough" artists of recent times
Yes, someone who's currently getting a lot of priority treatment from her record company and has a top selling record hardly needs us to be weeping tears for her.
BUT nothing's worth the psychological effects that the press wringer has on a lot of artists and you can just see it happening again. Life's about more than money, and the thought of the industry possibly sending yet another artist on 'hot/not' rollercoaster is depressing in the extreme.
By definition they can't be, they were media whores from day one.
But, if it really is all about the music for Kate, perhaps she'd like to explain why she cancelled her long booked appearance at Secret Garden Party at the very last minute on the grounds that 'Kate is too big for a festival like this' - Her manager's words.
i would punch my sad, stupid manager in the face and get a new one. statements like that are bad for your image.
is it Kate's fault that her management is a twat?
to play and in the absence of any other performances that day I can't work out why she didn't insist on playing.
She could have performed had she wanted to.
because she started out in places like the Rhythm Factory where DIY is king - a scene where you'll take any gig you're offered.
Bah. People change, I guess.
I hope that she really had no say in the decision, but, I think it's incredibly lame of her manager to come out with a line like that (at the very last minute).
Surely you should honour all pre-arranged gigs?
but i'm not sure how much the "press wringer" really applies to this sort of music. Indie-crossover, or whatever you want to call it, doesn't seem to be subject to the same sort of character assassination and media ridicule that other popular artists might face. Even if she soon drops from the spotlight, i'm sure most of the contempt for her will remain in internet forums like this and not reach the "real world"
so if they are spouting shit, it is tacitly approved unless contradicted. if they continue to, it is endorsed.
kate employs the manager to rep her.
secret garden will sue. and win hopefully.
for the NME at the moment? Ex Smash Hits staff?