Now Reading
Arvo Party & Larks cover Kate Bush’s ‘Running Up That Hill’

Arvo Party & Larks cover Kate Bush’s ‘Running Up That Hill’


Kate Bush’s ‘Running Up That Hill’ is one of the most iconic and individual songs ever made in my estimation so committing to a cover of it is a brave choice.

Belfast producer Arvo Party and singer Larks didn’t let that deter them and rather than remake a classic, they ably offered an alternative parallel take on the song. Arvo Party’s production doesn’t lose the song’s fundamental gallop or starry-eyed vibe, it adds some rumbling low-end to proceedings and crystalline synth rises.

Larks meanwhile, has the hardest task of matching Kate Bush and she also rises to the challenge, using the song’s established vocals as a starting point for some small melodic changes that give their version enough of its own style. It ultimately feels like a faithful tribute to the original with a modern twist that shows both artists are capable of getting to higher places.

Hey, before you go...

Nialler9 has been covering new music, new artists and gigs for the last 18 years. If you like the article you just read, and want us to publish more just like it, please consider supporting us on Patreon.

What you get as thanks in return...

  • A weekly Spotify playlist only for patrons.
  • Access to our private Nialler9 Discord community
  • Ad-free and bonus podcast episodes.
  • Guestlist & discounts to Nialler9 & Lumo Club events.
  • Themed playlists only for subscribers.
  • Your support enables us to continue to publish articles like this one, make podcasts and provide recommendations and news to our readers.

Become a patron at Patreon!