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Kate Bush Shares Letter About Her Live Comeback

Kate Bush recently wrapped up her much talked about string of shows at London’s Apollo theater, which were her first live performances in 35 years. Today, she shared a note on her website thanking the audience members who saw the show and released a few more images from the performance (where there were no camerasMore »

By: James Rettig / October 21, 2014 - 6:01 pm

DVD Release Of Kate Bush Comeback Show Seems Likely

A whole lot of people (myself included) were pretty bummed to be missing out on Kate Bush’s first live performances in 35 years, which took place in London starting in late August, but we have good news! It is looking increasingly likely that a video recording of the show will be coming out on DVD. More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 10, 2014 - 3:52 pm

Kate Bush Just Played Her First Show In 35 Years

Kate Bush just performed her first live show in 35 years at London’s Eventim Apollo. It’s the opening night of a 22-date concert series called Before The Dawn that runs until October. When tickets went on sale back in March, they sold out in 15 minutes. For the lucky few who managed to snag tickets,… More »

By: James Rettig / August 26, 2014 - 6:31 pm

Watch BBC Kate Bush Documentary Running Up That Hill Feat. St. Vincent, Big Boi, Bat For Lashes

Next week, Kate Bush will perform her first concert in 35 years at London’s Hammersmith Apollo. She last toured in 1979, following the release of Lionheart. BBC 4 has released an hour-long documentary called Running Up That Hill that reflects on Bush’s long and enigmatic career. It features appearances from Peter Gabriel, Elton John, Pink… More »

By: James Rettig / August 23, 2014 - 2:46 pm

Nite Jewel – “Hounds Of Love” (Kate Bush Cover)

“Hounds Of Love” is one of many Kate Bush songs that have been covered again and again; the most famous version around these parts is the ace Futureheads version from a decade ago. Now Nite Jewel, aka Ramona Gonzalez, has taken a swing at it, and man is it different from that Futureheads cover –… More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 21, 2014 - 5:19 pm

Kate Bush Asks Fans To Leave Their Cameras At Home

In the past few years, there’s been a lot of talk about the cadre of artists who are asking audiences to put their cell phones down during live shows. That request raises plenty of questions: Aren’t paying fans free to do what they want? Or are those omnipresent screens changing the live-show atmosphere for the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 19, 2014 - 9:13 am

Watch Wye Oak Cover Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill” For A.V. Club

Every year the A.V. Club does its Undercover series, which begins with a big list of songs and each week allows a band to pick one of those songs to cover. The catch is, once that song is covered, it is crossed off the list, and the choices become more limited. Wye Oak now have… More »

By: Miles Bowe / June 3, 2014 - 12:14 pm

Watch Wye Oak Cover Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill”

Kate Bush’s 1985 single “Running Up That Hill” conjures a soulfully dusky vibe not far off from the feelings Wye Oak elicited on their bass-and-keyboards excursion Shriek, so it’s a perfect fit for the Baltimore duo to cover on tour. And cover it they did Tuesday to kick off their encore at Washington, DC’s 9:30… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 8, 2014 - 9:45 am

Watch Solange Cover Kate Bush’s “Cloudbusting” At Coachella

The big news from Solange’s Coachella set came when her big sister Beyoncé joined her onstage for a giddy synchronized dance to “Losing You.” But Solange’s Coachella set was still full of indications that she’s the arty weirdo of the Knowles family. She trotted out her cover of Dirty Projectors’ “Stillness Is The Move,” and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 16, 2014 - 9:32 am

Kate Bush Announces First Concerts In 35 Years

Kate Bush does things according to her own schedule. When she released her beautiful, confounding album 50 Words For Snow in 2011, it was her first all-new studio effort in six years. But her absence from the studio was nothing compared to her absence from the stage. Bush last toured in 1979, the year she… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 21, 2014 - 9:50 am

Kate Bush Albums From Worst To Best

You know you’ve transcended to “legend” status when critics use your name as an adjective. These days, “Kate Bush-ian” is a shortcut descriptor (usually a lazy one — and one I’ve overused myself) thrown at any authoritative female singer-songwriter (Natasha Khan, Florence Welch) whose music harnesses an ethereal grandeur. And nobody deserves to be a… More »

By: Ryan Reed / October 7, 2013 - 3:15 pm

Kate Bush – “Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God) (2012 Remix)”

All last week, heavy rumors were flying that Kate Bush, a woman who never performs live anymore, would put in an appearance as part of last night’s Olympic closing ceremonies, a truly epic display of entertaining absurdity. It was not to be. But though Bush herself didn’t step onto the Union Jack-shaped neon lightup stage,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 13, 2012 - 9:20 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Lots of good music videos this week! Serial killers! Shadow-puppet dogs! Primary colors! Air rifles! Inexplicably clownish rap-star art direction! Members of the extended Stereogum family! There’s just a lot to like in this week’s batch, as you can see for yourself below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 27, 2012 - 12:35 pm

Kate Bush – “Eider Falls At Lake Tahoe” Video

Kate Bush’s “Lake Tahoe” is a near-ambient 11-minute piece of music about a spirit woman searching for her lost dog, and it’s somehow one of the more straightforward songs on her beguilingly weird 2011 album 50 Words For Snow, one of our favorite LPs of last year. Now, Bush herself has made a visual accompaniment… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 24, 2012 - 1:56 pm

James Blake, Kate Bush, PJ Harvey Up For Brit Awards

The Brit Awards are the UK’s annual equivalent to the Grammys, and our British friends have a way of making their award-nominations lists look just slightly cooler than ours. And this year’s list of nominees, which was just announced, is positively packed with indie-friendly names. James Blake, for instance, is up for British Male Solo… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 12, 2012 - 3:04 pm

Kate Bush – “Mistraldespair” Video

Even for a longtime iconoclast like Kate Bush, the song “Misty” is a true flight of fancy — a thirteen-minute-plus tragic reverie about a woman who gets busy with a snowman. When the track is actually playing, it’s easy to get lost in Bush’s voice and the liquid arrangement and to forget just how ludicrou… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 28, 2011 - 8:25 am

Album Of The Week: Kate Bush 50 Words For Snow

To this point, I’ve lived a full and happy life without ever much considering the works of Ms. Kate Bush. I knew the singles, sure, and I had a general understanding of her influence on later art-pop spell-weavers like Bat For Lashes. I knew other people’s covers of her songs, which range from transcendent (Maxwell’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 22, 2011 - 1:57 pm

Kate Bush – “Wild Man” Video

The new video for Kate Bush’s 50 Words For Snow track “Wild Man” takes a two-and-a-half-minute chunk of the song and sets it to a windblown haze of wintry imagery. It’s hard to see what’s going on at any given moment, but Bush seems to be telling the story of the abominable snowman being hunted… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 17, 2011 - 3:44 pm

Stream Kate Bush 50 Words For Snow

Though Kate Bush’s forthcoming 50 Words For Snow isn’t out until next week, a full stream of the record is available now. We’ve previously heard the first single, the lush “Wild Man;” head to NPR to hear the rest. 50 Words For Snow is out 11/21 on Bush’s own Fish People imprint. More »

By: Corban Goble / November 14, 2011 - 9:17 am

Kate Bush – “Wild Man”

Reigning British art-pop queen Kate Bush has a new album called 50 Words For Snow coming next month, and the first single, “Wild Man,” is out in the internet now. Turns out it’s a seven-minute headspin with a lush, florid melody that’ll just eat at you throughout. Stream the below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 10, 2011 - 10:29 am
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