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Baker's Dozen

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Kiran Acharya , July 20th, 2016 09:47

As the Cumbrian quartet prepare to release their "'fuck you' to adulthood", Boy King, their singer and guitarist takes us through 13 LPs that shaped it, including Nine Inch Nails, Max Richter and Oneohtrix Point Never


Kate Bush – The Sensual World
I'm going to boast here: I saw her on the opening night at the Hammersmith Apollo. I wept. I wept uncontrollably. The three or four of us who went held each other and wept. It was joyful, overwhelming, unreal in many ways. Once she'd played 'Hounds Of Love' and 'Running Up That Hill' you realise you're the first people to hear these songs being played live, and you kind of go into a state of shock from witnessing something that you know will implant itself in your mind forever.

The Sensual World is one of her braver works. I think it's the one that was made with no real intrusion from the outside world. It was kind of a transition into not being bothered about the charts any more. It's the sensuality of her female world, made following the death of her mother, and she's a mother herself at this point. The song 'This Woman's Work' is a very profound and brave showing of a woman. It's an insight and very moving.