Kate Bush Features At Olympic Closing Ceremony (Sort Of)


In what was a definite mixed bag of musical – ahem – talent, it can be said (in terms of generated sales) that Kate Bush’s featured remix of her 1985 top 3 hit, ‘Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God), was the highlight of the 30th Olympiad’s closing ceremony. Despite not actually making a [...]

Kate Bush: A Great British Icon


Today (30th July 2012) sees many a fan across the world dusting off the old Hounds Of Love vinyl and paying their little homage to birthday girl, Kate Bush. At 54-years-old and still producing stellar albums (such as 2011′s 50 Words for Snow), Bush has been the trailblazer that set a path for some of [...]

YouTube Presents: Niki & The Dove


I just finished watching the live, streaming performance of Niki & The Dove on YouTube Presents. While it took the show a little longer than expected to get underway, the exclusivity and uniqueness of it was worth the wait. Magnus Böqvist’s main drums boast a new, broken down set this time. The band having two [...]

PJ Harvey Scoops ‘Album of the Year’ at 2012 Ivor Novello Awards


Singer-songwriter PJ Harvey took the top prize at this year’s Ivor Novello awards for Let England Shake, fending off competition from Adele’s 21 and Kate Bush’s second album of 2011, 50 Words for Snow. The win is one of many for the critically acclaimed album, which also won the 2011 Mercury Music Prize, the Q [...]

Why It’s Okay Not to Like Adele

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I’m sure you’re out there – the dwindling minority of the record buying public that doesn’t own a copy of either 19 or 21 by Adele. I’ve written this article with you mind – you’re not alone, guys! Let me start off by saying “fair play” to the woman. Very few recording artists alive today [...]

CN Lester – Ashes


Beauty is rare in music these days. That is to say – what is mainstream is not beautiful. What is mainstream is Frankenstein pop and crass anti-culture. So, when Ashes was placed delicately inside my inbox, I was delighted to be subjected to some wonderful flourishes upon my first listen. CN Lester’s voice is gently [...]

Video: Kate Bush – “Eider Falls at Lake Tahoe”

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Kate Bush must be  real fan of animation, because the singer has released yet another animated video. This time around the clip, titled ”Eider Falls at Lake Tahoe”, accompanies the 50 Words for Snow track “Lake Tahoe”. In the video shadow puppets are used to tell the story of a dog finding its way home to its [...]

Brits 2012: Full List Of Nominations


The full list of categories and nominations for the 2012 Brit awards were announced last night, with singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran leading the way with four – best male, best breakthrough act, best single (for ‘A Team’) and best album for +. Jessie J, who was last year’s critics’ choice winner, has been nominated for three [...]