Made of Bricks, Kate Nash announced to the world that she was a madly talented singer of pure pop. But somewhere along the way, the English vocalist evolved from the slyly witty vulnerability of her early persona into a far more confrontational riot-grrrl anger that culminated in the garage-punk intensity of 2013’s Girl Talk. On her latest record, Yesterday Was Forever, Nash retains much of her early self-deprecation (“I think you hate yourself/I think I hate me even more”) on such surging tracks as “Drink About You.” She admits to struggles with her sanity on “Life in Pink,” when she confesses, “I think about death all of the time/Do you think that’s morbid?” And yet Nash masks that fatal fascination with a winsome pop-rock euphoria. The similarly provocative local pop singer Miya Folick opens.
With her 2007 debut,