Kate Bush cover of the day #58: The Morning Fog by Sometree

At this point, I’m deliberately searching for cover versions to complete the full set of songs from Hounds of Love/The Ninth Wave. I’ll be honest: I don’t like the distorted and rather strained lead vocal in this one, and I don’t think this adds a lot to the original version. But what can you do […]

Kate Bush cover of the day #57: Mother Stands for Comfort (in Chinese) by Akatomie and Xxlillie

Some ideas are obvious in hindsight. Translating “Mother Stands for Comfort” into Chinese is one of them – it has always sounded vaguely East Asian to me, anyway. This is apparently an all-YouTube collaboration that took two years to complete. “Mother Stands for Comfort” was the only track on Side A of Hounds of Love […]

Kate Bush cover of the day #56: Under Ice by Alice Genberg

Covers of “Under Ice” are just like busses: you think they don’t exist, then suddenly two show up all at once. This version by Swedish singer Alice Genberg updates the original with a 2013-era sound palette but doesn’t otherwise do an awful lot with it. That’s not necessarily a bad thing though. Genberg’s voice adds […]

Kate Bush cover of the day #54: And Dream of Sheep/Under Ice by Theo Bleckmann

I’ve featured Theo Bleckmann before in this series, very early on, but it’s been three years, and as he did a whole project and album around the songs of Kate Bush, it was inevitable that he’d get featured again. This live recording combines “And Dream of Sheep” and “Under Ice” in a similar atmospheric form […]

Kate Bush cover of the day #53: Jig of Life by Die 5 Percussionisten und das Beethovenorchester

Via The Homeground and Katebush News and Info Forum. Of the 11 songs on the Hounds of Love album proper, 7 8 9 have been performed live by artists who aren’t Kate Bush (only one has been performed live by Kate herself, but that may change). I am still looking for “The Big Sky”, “Under […]

Kate Bush Cover of the Day #49: Be Kind To My Mistakes by Jenna Nicholls

Also spotted through the Homeground and Kate Bush News and Info Forum: this lovely folky cover of ‘Be Kind To My Mistakes”, adding unexpected depth to what was originally one of Kate’s throwaway tracks. Tracks from “The Blooming Hour” by JennaNicholls Link to the full collection of three songs on Soundcloud, no download ‘Be Kind […]

Kate Bush Cover of the Day #48: Suspended in Gaffa by Chrome Canyon

Er… yeah. So my original plan was to follow up the famous Kate Bush covers, the ones by Maxwell, the Futureheads, Placebo, what have you, with an encore round. I was going to return to some artists featured earlier that had done multiple Kate Bush covers and select another one that they had done. Then […]

Kate Bush Cover of the Day #37: Experiment IV by Seven Graylands

While we’re on the subject of fucked up covers, this industrial version of ‘Experiment IV’ by Seven Graylands actually sounds like the sound that could kill someone from a distance. The barking/growling, a-melodious vocals appear to be cut and pasted together and all the instrumental sounds are harsh and edgy. A huge change from Kate’s […]

Kate Bush Cover of the Day #36: Cloudbusting by Railcars

Railcars, “Cloudbusting (Kate Bush Cover)” by The FADER The Kate Bush covers keep on coming! I was going to feature Charlotte Church’s version of “The Man With The Child In His Eyes” but when I listened to it the other day, I found it very uninteresting. Not so with this version of ‘Cloudbusting’! It’s not […]

Kate Bush Cover of the Day # 34: Army Dreamers by Mary Dillon

It’s “Army Dreamers” again! This is what, the fourth version that I’ve featured? Plus at least one artist who was featured previously has done this song as well. I’m really surprised by that. From an EP released in 2010, Mary Dillon puts in an outstanding vocal performance, with what is otherwise another straight reading of […]