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Kate Nash: Made of Bricks

Sophie Heawood, The Times, 4 August 2007

YOU WOULD THINK that Richey Edwards from the Manic Street Preachers carving "4 real" into his arm, in 1991, might have ended the British fascination with credibility. Yet the issue has grown, especially now that our leading musicians have stopped trying to sound American and started flaunting their regional accents. Just look at the Mercury prize nominations: Arctic Monkeys with gruff stories about Sheffield, Klaxons barking on about Dalston, and the East London council estate slang of Dizzee Rascal.

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