Kate Nash turns to Kickstarter to fund new album


Support Kate Nash in her quest to record her fourth album. Image by . Creative Commons

The queen of DIY is looking to record her first album since 2013 and needs your help to do it

Kate Nash has set up a Kickstarter page to raise funds for her new, fourth album. The money will fund mixing, mastering, distribution, PR, music video and artwork. Watch her pledge video here.

Nash was dropped by her label Fiction after her second album, Girl Talk, in 2010, which charted at No 85 in the UK. This could have ended her music career, but it’s the 2000s’ and the internet exists. Thanks to crowdfunding websites like Kickstarter, artists can campaign for funding from fans.

Nash is seeking a total of $70,000, of which she has raised over $32,000 to date. An integral part of the crowdfunding phenomenon is the rewards artists offer to fans who pledge. A one-to-one Skype chat with Nash will cost you $750. But for a cool $4000 she will come and play a house party show in your home.

In a message to fans, Nash says: “You’ll all be acting as my record label.”

Adding: “It’s been liberating and challenging. It’s brought me closer to my fans. It’s helped build real, tangible, community and given me the freedom to express myself, be opinionated and make the music I want to make.”

Nash recently announced a tour to celebrate ten years since the release of her debut album, Made Of Bricks. You can see full details here.

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