If you were a teenager in the late 2000s then you'll definitely remember how you couldn't go anywhere without hearing Kate Nash's 'Foundations'. The song was absolutely everywhere and if it played right now, don't pretend that you wouldn't be able to sing along to every single one of the lyrics.

After all, which other pop song contained such iconic lines as "you said I must eat so many lemons, 'cause I am so bitter / I'd say I'd rather be with your friends, mate, 'cause they are much fitter"? Incredible.

But after releasing her debut single and its follow-up 'Mouthwash', Kate was never again given the amount of radio time that she really deserved, so you'd be forgiven for thinking that she'd disappeared off the face of the earth.

It's a real shame because unlike many other commercial artists, it was always clear that Kate was an artist who really did have something to say. It's just a bit unfair that she never really got given the chance.

But Kate is still plugging away. She's currently making appearances at South By Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas and judging by her Instagram account it looks like she's having the best time ever!

Kate has also got a range of new tunes ready to be released and according to one fan who heard her play, one of her tracks in particular is absolutely incredible:

Aside from simply being a musician, though, Kate has been championing the cause of women in music and has spoken out about sexism in the industry:

The musician has also spoken out on LGBTQ rights, right wing populism, and various other political issues, proving beyond all shadow of a doubt that she's someone who is ready to disrupt the status quo and talk about the real issues. What a legend?

This year will also see her star in a Netflix show about women's wrestiling, called G.L.O.W and created by Jenji Kohan.

She's already announced several tour dates this year including Camp Bestival and Kendal Calling and we are definitely ready to see her in the flesh. Especially if she performs her awesome new tracks like this one:

The music industry wrote Kate off far too soon and we reckon it's about time this absolute queen made a comeback! It's been 10 years since 'Foundations' rocked our world and to celebrate the turn of the decade, let's make Kate Nash the artist of 2017!

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Jack Rear

Jack is a writer at Pretty52. He's a got a lot of enthusiasm for video-games, superheroes, and reading. He's not above dishing out some serious sass either.

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