Kate Nash takes NME Awards USA Tour to New York

Singer stuns at Webster hall in Manhattan

The NME Awards USA Tour arrived at New York’s Webster Hall last night (April 23) with headliner Kate Nash celebrating her Best International Solo Artist crown by delivering a lively set to a packed house.

The singer, whose boyfriend, The CribsRyan Jarman, was in the crowd, engaged in frequent one-on-one banter with the audience.

The star also laced her set with four new songs, the pick of which included a largely acoustic number called ‘Pick Pocket’ and the instantly catchy ‘Do Waa Do’, which borrows heavily from Manfred Mann’s 1960s hit ‘Do Wah Diddy’.

Speaking to NME.COM after the show, Nash explained that she had been making the most of her time off in the week-and-a-half since the start of the tour.

“I think the point of touring is to see new places and meet new people and there’s been a lot of that,” she said.

“Oh my god, in Boston I took a boat trip to see some humpback whales in the wild. It was one of the best days of my life. In Atlanta we also went to the biggest aquarium in the world. They had beluga whales which are the best thing ever – they’re the white ones with cute faces. That’s what it’s all about for me. If you just get fucked up and sit in a hotel room it’s a bit of a waste of time.”

Kate Nash played:

‘Pumpkin Soup’

‘Shit Song’

‘Stitching Leggings’

‘We Get On’

‘Birds’

‘Nicest Thing’

‘Seagulls’

‘Dickhead’

‘Pick Pocket’

‘Do Waa Do’

‘Paris’

‘Skeleton Song’

‘Mariella’

‘Mouthwash’

‘Foundations’

‘Don’t You Want To Share The Guilt’

‘Punk Song’

‘Merry Happy’

Nash will play an extra night at Webster Hall tonight (April 24) before heading to Coachella for a Saturday afternoon performance.

-By our New York staff