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Music by Bergman: Dutch Uncles

Manchester’s idiosyncratic art-popologists dutch uncles return with big balloon, their new studio album, on 17th february 2017 on Memphis Industries.

Taking musical inspiration from Kate Bush’s the red shoes, low-era David Bowie, some slightly-less fashionable records belonging to their dads and east european techno, it’s the fifth dutch uncles studio album and the follow-up to 2015’s acclaimed O Shudder.

Best Covers: Placebo ‘Shout’

Following the release of their album ‘Never Let Me Go’ earlier this year, Placebo are now sharing their cover of Tears For Fears’ 80s classic ‘Shout’.

The latest addition to their 80s covers, Placebo have previously covered artists such as Sinead O’Connor (‘Jackie’), The Smiths (‘Bigmouth Strikes Again’), Pixies (‘Where Is My Mind?’) and Kate Bush (‘Running Up That Hill’).

4Ever Songs: Kate Bush ‘Running Up that Hill (A Deal with God)’

Kate Bush wrote and produced this song for her 1985 album Hounds of Love, and it was released as that album’s lead single. That song was the ethereal yet catchy ‘Running Up that Hill (A Deal with God)’, a song which has only grown in popularity over the years. Thanks to its use in films and TV shows such as The OC and more recently, Stranger Things, it has become one of Kate Bush‘s signature songs.

The muses of La Musa: Ellie Goulding

Much like her predecessors Kate Bush and Imogen Heap, British vocalist Ellie Goulding stands at the forefront of independent-minded mainstream pop. With her unique soprano warble and knack for writing catchy yet emotionally earnest songs, Goulding quickly rose to the top of the U.K. charts with her 2012 debut album, Lights. Her folk-inflected electronic pop sound increasingly drew from electronic influences, touching upon dance music and ambient synth pop .

English pop sensation Ellie Goulding has dropped a new track titled “Easy Lover” featuring the renowned rapper Big Sean. The new single was released alongside an official music video directed by Sophia Ray.

The muses of La Musa: Rae Morris

Since the very beginning of her music making, the career of Blackpool singer songwriter Rae Morris has been one in continual ascension. Drawing influences from the Feist and Kate Bush, her emotive, electronic folk pop sound looks set to reach even more ears.

Now she returns with her first single since 2018, ‘No Woman Is An Island. A perfect example of how honesty, truth and freedom lie at the core of this new songwriting phase for Rae – a celebration of self-love set to lush strings and sparse beats.

4Ever Songs: Kate Bush ‘Wuthering Heights’

Despite having written more than 100 songs before the release of the first single, Kate Bush was only 18, in 1977, when she wrote her debut Wuthering Heights, inspired by Emily Bronte’s homonymous novel which was published more than a century before in 1846. Bush shares the same birthday as the book’s author, she also happens to be called the same as the Bronte’s most known character, Catherine. If the coincidences seem to be another excuse to justify the legitimacy of Kate Bush’s composition of the song dedicated to the book, the facts that she was a genius performer and an genuine talent remain undiscussed facts.

Wuthering Heights was the catalyst of an incredible career in the music industry and, in hindsight, she was right to insist for it to be her first release despite pushback from her record label; it gained her the title of first female performer to ever have a self-written number 1 hit in the U.K.