London-based newcomer Kate Nash’s debut album, Made of Bricks, finally made its U.S. debut, and to coincide with its release, Nash made her L.A. stage debut at the Troubadour.

The fiery-haired Nash sat down at her keyboard in front of a very antsy, sold-out crowd. I expected to see the foul-mouthed pop star give more of an energy driven show considering some of her more dance-y singles, but she mostly stayed seated while playing her whispery pop ballads.

Nash’s style has drawn comparisons to Lily Allen, and deservedly so, as she performed her version of R-rated bubblegum pop. But she also undoubtedly resembles a female the Streets as she spat off rapid tongued rants about her love life with incompetent mates.

Most of Nash’s lyrics are very simple and direct, but still manage to be engaging and humorous. Nash definitely has star power, but needs to amp up her live show a bit. But, for a 20-year-old singer making her L.A. debut, she did, as the English would say, “a bang up job.”