Kate Nash updated fans on her blog at MySpace (@katenashmusic) on Friday (March 27), talking about her tour with The Cribs and her work with the Featured Artist Coalition, which got her a chance to meet The Beatles legend Paul McCartney. The British singer songwriter tells readers:
I’ve been fairly busy the last couple of months. I went on tour with The Cribs for their UK dates which were fu**ing great. You should be very excited about their new album. Then I went to Portland for a wedding. I knew a couple once who got married in space. They took off their space helmets and their heads popped exploding confetti into the universe. That, is how stars were made.
I’ve also been working very hard as a board member and director of the Featured Artist Coalition. You may or may not have seen a few things in the press about it, we had our launch a couple of weeks ago now. I got involved last September and we’re basically a coalition run by artists for artists to protect artists rights and to give them (us) a seat at the table… to have relationships with governments and get a say basically in what should happen to our music and how it’s used/exploited etc. and how the industry is run. It’s essentially taking responsibility for the work that you do. There’s great people involved who I’ve been lucky enough to work with including Billy Bragg, Dave Rowntree and Ed O’Brien. It’s been so educational and I’ve really got my politics head on, which my mum is pleased about. I even got a chance to have a sit down meeting with Paul McCartney. A cup of tea with Macca, I felt like ‘Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds’ I tell you, sitting there and talking about his experiences and listening to stories about him and John signing their deal and making ‘Sgt.Peppers’. Wow wow wow. Very happy indeed, what a privilege. Anyway we had a very successful launch, I did a podcast with the Minister of Culture and we had a meeting a couple of days ago with a bunch of MPs and people in the industry. I’m happy to say I think we’re really being heard.