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Listen to Kate’s interview this evening with Larry Flick on US radio

With big thanks to Louise and Tom for providing the clip:

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New 50 Words For Snow illustration commissioned for Prog Rock Magazine

Artist Danny Allison writes at Creative Match: “This illustration was a commison for Prog Rock magazine for an illustration to accompany an album review for Kate Bush’s new album 50 Words For Snow” This illustration appears in the current edition … Continue reading

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Three more radio interviews with Kate!

Three new interviews to listen out for: This evening Kate’s interview with Jamie Cullum was finally played on BBC Radio 2. This was a different interview segment from the one with Jamie that was broadcast on Dutch Radio last month … Continue reading

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Two new European interviews – but only one with Kate…

A new interview with Kate to promote the new album has appeared in Gaffa Magazine in Denmark, see here and here (translation here and here). A second interview doesn’t feature Kate – rather it’s an interview with the presenter of Bios Bahnhof, … Continue reading

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“Hooray!” Kate says a “huge thank you” to everyone on the chart success of 50 Words For Snow!

From Kate’s official site this evening: A thank you from Kate From Kate… I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has embraced  ’50 Words For Snow’ with such warmth and positivity. I am totally blown away by … Continue reading

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Kate enters UK album chart at no.5

We can confirm that 50 Words For Snow has charted in the UK official album charts at no 5, as announced on BBC Radio 1, this is Kate’s 10th top 5 album, out of 11 releases. As long time HomeGround … Continue reading

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“A brilliant and warm ode to the season upon us”: The Alternative Review

4 stars from Mathew French at The Alternative Review: “it strains the limits of belief to think that she’s still able after all of these years to churn out material worthy of note, let alone albums that challenge her heyday masterpieces. But … Continue reading

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“A haunting beauty which sends chills down the spine”: The Manc Review

Donna Gorey at the Manc Review: “an album, whose narrative singing and enchanting concept, creates post-modernistic storytelling, reaffirming Kate as an original and experimental artist … a classic album, which nurtures the perpetual willo-the wisp spirit of Kate. Although it takes … Continue reading

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“The loveliest work of Kate’s sparse but uncompromising career”: Dirty Impound

Album of the week from Ron Hart at Dirty Impound: “Though the album title sounds like something conjured up by a cocaine-obsessed rapper like Young Jeezy or Ghostface Killah for his next mixtape banger, it serves as a fitting description … Continue reading

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“Everything that’s lost can return in imagination”: Toronto Globe and Mail

3/4 and ‘Disc of the Week’ from Robert Everett-Green in the Toronto Globe and Mail: “mundane personal experience has never been a big subject for Bush, who prefers situations where her imagination can run without stumbling over too much imposed … Continue reading

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“A perfect isle of seclusion”: The Tune

4/5 from Alex Hall at The Tune: “For an artist who has recorded for over 30 years, simply staying relevant is no slight feat. For Kate Bush relevancy is not an issue, because 50 Words for Snow molds her body of work just as … Continue reading

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“It nails the theme”: Retro/Active

7/10 from Dan Retro/Active: “an interesting album. On one hand, there’s isn’t anything that blows you away, but for what it is aiming for, to be an album in the backdrop of snow, it nails the theme. But it’s also … Continue reading

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The forecast: Watch out for a blizzard of eiderfalls

Warren Clements in the Toronto Globe and Mail considers Kate’s wordplay on her new album: “How people describe snow – printable, unprintable – depends on how they view its arrival. They may turn for inspiration to singer-composer Kate Bush’s latest CD,50 Words … Continue reading

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“Pretty songs can’t make up for long-winded weirdness”: Newsday

Steve Knopper at Newsday: “a song about getting it on with a snowman … one of several jarring, unpredictable moments on veteran British singer-songwriter and pop experimentalist Kate Bush’s second album of 2011 … Frequently the spacey piano arrangements, stately … Continue reading

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“A complete delight”: Howl

Honor Clement-Hayes at Howl: “As one of Stephen’s 10 squillion Twitter followers, I felt like I’d got the inside scoop when he announced that he was recording with Kate Bush. I wasn’t, obviously. But I felt like I’d discovered an … Continue reading

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