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 #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 #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 #31: And So Is Love by A Balladeer

Our first song from The Red Shoes is a techno version of “And So Is Love” by Dutch group (not actually an individual as is implied by the “Mr. A Balladeer” designation on YouTube) A Balladeer. I was actually familiar with them; I have exactly one song from a Plato sampler collection on my iPod. […]

Kate Bush Cover of the Day # 13: Running Up That Hill by Theo Bleckmann

German-born composer and vocalist Theo Bleckmann takes “Running Up That Hill” into a tense, atmospheric direction as part of his Hello Earth project, due for release this year. I like this version a lot, though the entrance of the guitar at 5:14 is a bit disruptive. A minor fault, to my ears, and probably in […]