Kate Bush Cover of the Day #46: Hounds of Love by The Futureheads

(Because I’m winding down this series of Kate Bush covers of the day, I am finally posting the ones that I believe everyone already knows.)

Now this one I know is famous! The Futureheads pretty much made this their breakthrough song, and their high energy treatment with added guitar chords is still one of my personal favourites. While sounding very different from the original with its cello drone and pounding beat, it still manages to convey the original’s giddy excitement if not its claustrophobic anxiety. Yes, the original communicated those two emotions at the same time, and this one only communicates one. It’s still plenty effective at that.

Live video from July 2006. The single was from February of 2005, which I’m using as its official date for tagging purposes.