Melancholic like the original with an upbeat breath of fresh orchestral life, Nonsemble’s live video rendition of Kate Bush’s classic Running Up That Hill emotively conveys everything that needs to be said, sans vocals.
Reimagining other people’s works is a talent this indie chamber ensemble has honed with stunning results, as is evident on their latest EP Cults. Released last month, Cults spans generations with five tracks covering the likes of Sufjan Stevens, Radiohead and of course, Kate Bush.
Nonsemble composer Chris Perren says what drives the band to recreate people’s favourite modern-day tunes, is their deep love of all kinds of music, although he admits they have a soft spot for pop.
“Making new arrangements and re-interpretations of our favourite songs has always been a big part of what we do. The great pleasure of putting this music together is lifting the lid on these amazing tunes, and pulling apart the beautiful mechanisms within to learn what makes them tick,” he said.
“There’s so much to be learned from reinventing these masterful pieces.”
Featuring beautiful imagery projected as the band plays, Nonsemble’s Running Up That Hill video gives fans a taste of their EP and the immersive atmosphere they create at live performances.
If Running Up That Hill is anything to go by, Nonsemble’s next stop should be Triple J’s Like A Version.
Watch Nonsemble’s live performance of Kate Bush’s Running Up That Hill exclusively below, and grab your copy of their latest EP Cults via Itunes HERE.
RUNNING UP THAT HILL – NONSEMBLE