Kate Nash has said she was inspired by Quentin Tarantino when she penned tracks for her latest album.
The singer, who has just returned from a US tour, recorded her third album Girl Talk in a deserted mansion in the hipster area of Los Angeles, Echo Park.
She said: "I was more inspired by films than anything, writing this album. Quentin Tarantino, mainly.
"There's a track called Death Proof which is named after one of his films. Plus Russ Meyer, who made Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!."
Kate added: "Both wrote really strong women who were sexy, but it wasn't to please anyone. Tarantino really knows how to portray women, they're all quite real, no matter what they do as a job, and he really celebrates strength."
Kate was dropped by her record label after releasing her first two albums, but she has no hard feelings.
"It's a weird situation, but at labels there are bosses and bosses and bosses, and they all have an eye on profits," she said.
"You can't take these decisions personally. The record industry is in such a messy place, it's not a surprise they're scared of taking risks, and I think I definitely took a risk with this new album, in the sense that it doesn't sound anything like what's getting played on mainstream radio."
She admitted: "This makes me sound so old, but I listened to the radio the other day and it all sounds the same. I shouldn't be saying 'Kids' music these days...' at 25, but I don't know anything about that culture any more."
:: Kate Nash's third album Girl Talk is out now. She is currently on a UK tour.