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The Kick Inside celebrated on BBC Radio 6Music!

BBC Radio 6 Music goes back to the beginning this week with a very special all-day ‘deep dive’ to mark the 45th anniversary of Kate’s debut album, The Kick Inside. Listeners can hear the album in full, a track each hour, kicking off on Chris Hawkin‘s show (5am), followed by Lauren Laverne (7.30am), Mary Anne Hobbs (10.30am), Craig Charles (1pm) and Steve Lamacq (4pm) – full schedule on BBC site. Each song will be preceded by a specially-recorded voice note from an artist or creative, talking about how Kate, and her seminal album, inspired them. The shows will also have lots of other music from 1978.

There has already been more great programming this week to accompany the celebration on BBC Sounds, including Kate Bush At The BBC – a collection of interviews and performances recorded over the years – Classic Albums: Hounds of Love, in which she talks to Richard Skinner about the making of the the 1985 long-player, and more Kate Bush-inspired playlists. Here are Listen again links to those five archive programmes:

Kate Bush, Deep Dive Into The Kick Inside
The Duffer Brothers, Peaches, KD Lang and many others celebrate Kate Bush’s debut album. Listen again

Kate Bush, Kate Bush: In Their Own Words
Kate Bush reveals her story through recordings from the BBC archives. Listen again

Kate Bush, Kate Bush: Hounds of Love
Kate Bush talks to Richard Skinner about her best-selling 1985 album. Listen again

Kate Bush, The Kate Bush Playlist
A playlist celebrating Kate Bush hosted and curated by Anna Calvi. Listen again

Kate Bush, For Fans of Kate Bush
One hour of great music curated for fans of Kate Bush: Bowie, Alanis Morissette + more. Listen again

Kate chats to BBC Radio 4: “The whole world’s gone mad!”

A wonderful interview with Kate this morning on the Woman’s Hour programme on BBC Radio 4. Kate said the situation was “just extraordinary … quite shocking really, isn’t it? I mean, the whole world’s gone mad.”

“It’s such a great series, I thought that the track would get some attention. But I just never imagined that it would be anything like this,” Kate said. “The Duffer brothers created the series and actually we watched it from the first series onwards, so I was already familiar with the series. And I thought what a lovely way for the song to be used in such a positive way. You know, as a kind of talisman almost really for Max. And yeah, I think it’s very touching, actually.”

Listen again here:

Guy Garvey presents Kate Bush BBC radio special

Closely following his recent “From the Vaults” programme on Sky Arts which featured never-before-aired footage from Kate’s 1979 tour shot in Manchester, the Elbow singer now hosts a special 2-hour programme on BBC Radio 6 Music celebrating 35 years of Kate’s Hounds of Love on Sunday 27th September at 2pm UK time.

Entitled Hounds of Love at 35 – A Kate Bush Special, Guy “celebrates the wonder that is Kate Bush with some of his pals. Beth Orton, Anna Calvi, Georgia, Nigel Godrich, Rufus Wainwright and Ex Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett all sharing what Kate means to them and how she’s influenced and shaped their musical careers. Interwoven with archive from Kate herself and of course we play the tunes off the Hounds of Love album. A show full of love for an amazing musician.” – from the BBC Radio 6 Music site here.

New radio documentary on Kate’s 1979 tour

Live Aid 1985, Bob Marley & The Wailers 1975 and Kate Bush 1979 are some of the iconic gigs featured.

Absolute Radio in the UK is continuing a new season of documentaries called “I Was There“, introduced by Sophie K, with an episode about Kate’s 1979 tour featuring contributions from choreographer Anthony Van Laast, tour manager Richard Ames and writer Graeme Thomson. You can listen live at 8pm UK time on Sunday August 2nd here:

The series looks at the most iconic gigs in rock history, and also includes Woodstock, Live Aid, the Isle of Wight Festival 1970, Rolling Stones Altamont 1969, Pink Floyd, Bob Marley and more, all told by the people who were there; from the artists to the roadies, the producers to the fans.

From the episode description: “The first and (up until very recently) last tour of mercurial pop superstar Kate Bush. A show that aimed to combine music, dance, poetry, mime, burlesque, magic and theatre, was it too ambitious for its own good? Or did it change what could be achieved in pop?” Kate also features heavily in the series promo trailer below.

BBC Radio 6Music Makes The Other Sides their Album of the Day!

The Other Sides BBC 6 Music

From their website: “Our Album Of The Day is The Other Sides, Kate Bush‘s new collection of remixes, b-sides, rare tracks and covers, including the likes of Sexual Healing, Rocket Man and Candle In The Wind. Hear selections from the multi-disc set on air throughout Wednesday.”

Shaun Keaveny played Humming, Lauren Laverne played The Man I Love, Steve Lamacq played I’m Still Waiting – fantastic to hear Kate’s b-side from the 1989 This Woman’s Work single played on the BBC! 

Christine & The Queens add Wuthering Heights to Rihanna cover on BBC Radio 1!

In a live version of Rihanna’s hit “Kiss it Better” yesterday in the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge, Christine and the Queens incorporated the chorus from Kate’s Wuthering Heights into the performance. See the video below.

Sharon Horgan talks about what it might be like to meet Kate

Writer and actress Sharon Horgan, famous for the sitcom Catastrophe with Rob Delaney,  talks about her love of Kate’s music in this clip from BBC 6 Music.

Kate chats to Jamie Cullum on BBC Radio 2

Strange Fruit

“Strange Fruit” by Kate Bush (1996) – Bronze mounted on stone.

Jazz musician and singer, Jamie Cullum, is hosting a month-long “Billie & Me” feature to celebrate the centenary of Billie Holiday on his BBC Radio 2 show. On tomorrow evening’s show (Tuesday 31st March) at 7pm GMT, Kate shares her favourite track and talks about how Billie is an inspiration to her. We’re not sure if this is a new interview with Kate, or an excerpt from their previous chat in 2011.

Kate has long spoken of Billie Holiday as an inspiration, from wearing a flower in her hair in her early KT Bush Band gigs to her 1996 bronze sculpture, “Strange Fruit”, which she created for the War Child Milestones exhibition.

Paddy Bush – World Routes in Madagascar – Listen to programme 4!

It’s been a year since we heard the last part of this excellent BBC Radio 3 series, presented by Lucy Duran. As she says herself, “what makes this island of strange dreams, ancestral worship and sorcery so special is its music” Now back for part 4, Paddy Bush and Justin Vali join Lucy again on this musical journey. You can listen to it here. Perfect aural sunshine to rid us of the January grey.

Paddy Bush, Raprosy and Lucy Duran

Reminder: Mark Radcliffe radio interview with Kate this afternoon

Update: Part two of the Mark Radcliffe interview with Kate aired today, Tuesday 13th Dec – listen again here (1 hour 33 mins into the iPlayer stream)

The first part of Mark Radcliffe‘s new interview on BBC Radio 6Music with Kate is being broadcast today. The show runs from 1pm-4pm, and we hear that the interviews usually are aired about 2.3opm, but do check the live stream. Part 2 of the interview will be aired tomorrow at the same time. Catch today’s show here.

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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Three more radio interviews with Kate!

Jamie Cullum

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 (52 minutes long – listen here). This evening’s interview is a 20 minute segment. From the BBC website: “Jamie conducts a rare interview with Kate Bush, as the British singer-songwriter, musician and record producer talks about the jazz she loves. Kate also tells the story behind Misty, a track on her new album 50 Words For Snow. The two musicians discuss the complex time signatures within Misty and compare them to Take Five by Dave Brubeck, before chatting about their different approaches to composition, and their mutual love of Billie Holliday and Steely Dan.” Listen again to the new interview segment here. (outside the UK? listen here.)

On this coming Thursday 8th December, Kate does an American radio interview with Larry Flick on Sirius XM OutQ Radio, 12pm-4pm UK/Ireland Time (7am Eastern Time USA/GMT-5 hours.) You can listen live here (note that this radio station requires a free signup for 7 day trial, which just needs an email address).

Mark RadcliffeDJ Mark Radcliffe in the UK announced today that he is going to see Kate tomorrow and the resulting interview will be broadcast part 1 on Monday 12th December and part 2 on Tuesday 13th December on BBC Radio 6Music (the show is 1pm to 4pm, the interviews are usually on at 2.30pm). See programme listings at the BBC Radio 6Music site here and here. (big thanks to Louise for heads up on these interviews)

BBC Radio 6 Music interview with Lauren Laverne

This brilliant interview with Kate on sparkling form, can be heard on the BBC iPlayer at Lauren’s page here.

“Awful … ludicrous … Meatloaf”: BBC Radio 6 Roundtable

50 Words was comprehensively trashed on Steve Lamacq’s Roundtable on BBC Radio 6 this evening. Miranda Sawyer (as we already know) thought it was “awful”, Jamie Hince thought it “ludicrous”, and Elizabeth Morris confessed to being confused and  compared it to Meatloaf. Should you want to listen it’s just short of 48 minutes into the stream.

Hear Mike Ragogna’s interview with Kate

Mike Ragogna’s interview with Kate, transcripts of which has turned up on a number of blogs, was transmitted today on Community Radio Station KRUU Fairfield and can be heard here (Thanks Louise).

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