Half the panel either have a good laugh (“hilarious”) at Kate’s new album on Radio 4’s Saturday Review programme, or they think it’s dull (“nothing is going on”). This is something which one of those oft-mentioned “men of a certain age” I remember from British media reaction to The Dreaming. The other half including host Tom Sutcliffe, show some understanding of the album (“a fearless creator”). Find the review at 36 minutes into the stream.
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Lovely interview. Listen to Jamie Cullum talk to Kate here. The full interview is on BBC Radio 2 December 6th 7pm GMT
4/5 from Alan at RTE 10, who incidently loves Messrs John and Fry:
“exquisite suite of glacial piano songs which uses the cold, white stuff as its central theme … a sonorous collection of mood music which pushes the gentle caress of Bush’s voice to the fore over gorgeous stately strings and twinkling night time vistas. Sonically it does indeed have the stillness a snow-bound vastness and musically the temperature rarely flickers above room level … It also captures the serenity and quietude of a landscape blanketed with snow with calm and wonder. Proof once again that Kate Bush is as unique and individual as a snowflake.”
FURTHER UPDATE: 6 Music has now tweeted that the interview will be broadcast “a week today” i.e. Thursday 24th November. The Morning Show is on between 10.00 am and 13.00 pm GMT and will doubtless be available as a stream afterwards from the 6 Music website.
UPDATE: As you were. Laura was off to interview Kate this morning, and the interview looks likely to appear on Radio 6 at a later date. We’ll let you know when
Lauren Laverne, host of 6 Music’s morning show has tweeted that she will “be round Kate Bush’s for a cup of tea and a chat” on Thursday morning.
Kate will appear on Q (CBC Radio in Canada) with Jian Ghomeshi on Tuesday, November 22 for a one-hour feature interview, in which she discusses 50 Words for Snow and reflects on her career from The Kick Inside through to today. Kate will talk about her relationship with the media throughout her career, the approach she’s taken to songwriting, the significance of drama, dance and video in her art, and her future in music and on the road. Listeners in Canada can tune in to CBC Radio One at 10 a.m. in each time zone across the country (or stream it). Listeners in several major cities in the USA can tune in on their local public radio stations via Public Radio International (PRI). Local listings can be found here. Listeners across North America can listen on Sirius Satellite 159 at 10 a.m., 3 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET. Anyone who missed the broadcast can listen to Q: The Podcast (interview only, no music cuts) by downloading it Tuesday afternoon on iTunes OR stream the entire show (mixed in all its glory) from the Q website. Thanks to Brian Coulton at Q for the information.
The World programme on California’s KCRW has an interview with Kate live on air tonight – click here. (9pm UK/Ireland, 1pm California, USA) Also here’s a blog post by someone involved including a snippet that won’t be aired! (thanks Louise)
Down in Oz the national broadcaster ABC on the Radio National channel has 50 Words for Snow ahead of its release, and from Wednesday, November 16, all the tracks will be available to listen to online.
“Here’s a treat on several levels: she has a reputation for innovation and independence, she has a track record that any artist would cherish, she does not release albums on anything near a regular basis so when they come, you should listen carefully… Kate Bush. This is an album that is quiet, lush and otherworldly.”
The BBC have announced that Radio 2 will broadcast an interview with Kate at 7.00 pm on 6th December. The interview has been conducted by Jamie Cullum the Radio 2 presenter and multi-platinum pop-jazz singer-songwriter, and they will talk about the complex time signatures within Misty and their mutual love of Billie Holliday and Steely Dan.
Listen live at the BBC Radio 2 site here
A recent BBC Radio 2 appearance by Will Young to promote his new album, “Echoes” featured this live cover of Running Up That Hill.
“I’m in a very creative space, (Director’s Cut) kind of gave me a bit of confidence which always helps you to move forward, and it’s been received very warmly by people which is very nice, because you never know….”
Update: Apologies for the cobbled together news flash on this earlier, I was away from my computer and not fully used to making updates on my new “smart” phone! This was an unexpected interview promoting Director’s Cut which was announced by Kate’s official site this afternoon. Lovely as always to hear Kate talk about her work, and a surprise to realise that we are still, in some ways, in the midst of the promotional push for Director’s Cut! So great that the positive reaction to Director’s Cut has fired her up in her current work. You can hear the full interview at the NPR website here. Kate is chatting to David Dye on the World Cafe programme. David had also previously interviewed Kate for the release of The Red Shoes.
Update: Kate enters the Irish album charts at number 4! Congratulations again Kate! Wow. In other news, big thanks to Louise for compiling these! Kate’s conversation with Mark Radcliffe was featured every day last week on BBC 6music and now you can listen by clicking on the following BBC iPlayer links and forwarding to the indicated time in the stream. These contain unheard bits, so well worth a listen – they will only be available to hear on the iPlayer for a few more days. Listening to these is a reminder of just what a fantastic couple of months we’ve had watching the Director’s Cut project unfold.
- Preview snippet at 2 hours 41 minutes here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b011fk7c/
- Monday’s show interview at 1 hour 39 minutes here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b011fgqm/
- Talking With Kate 2005 interview: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b011pw7n/
- Tuesday’s interview at 1 hour 28 minutes here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b011p7vq/
- Wednesday’s interview at 1 hour 39 minutes here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b011plmq/
- Thursday’s interview at 1 hour 39 minutes here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b011fgqh/
- Friday’s interview at 1 hour 40 minutes here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b011fgqk/
Director’s Cut was Album of the Day on BBC Radio 6Music on Friday, and as well as songs from Kate’s new album, the coming week on the station will feature new parts of Mark Radcliffe’s interview with Kate that have not been heard so far. You can hear one new clip, where Kate talks about dancing and how she reacts to playing back her own music in the studio, listen at 2 hours 41 minutes into the BBC iPlayer stream here. (with thanks to Louise)
UPDATE: Listen again to this interview on the BBC iPlayer here.
Kate is interviewed tonight, 11pm UK time, on BBC Radio 2 by Mark Radcliffe for his Music Club show. Hear it live online here. “Mark Radcliffe devotes this week’s show to a particular musical favourite of his, Kate Bush. Mark finds out why Kate decided to re-visit material from two of her albums, The Sensual World and The Red Shoes – including signature song This Woman’s Work – and asks whether she approached the project with any great trepidation. The interview covers her albums and influences over the years, including changes in her personal life, and the developments in recording technology that helped shape her sound. And finally there’s talk of future plans, including the billion dollar question for any fan of Kate Bush: having been back in the studio, is she now inspired to start work on new material?”