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Moddi releases cover of ‘banned’ Kate Bush song

By | Published on Thursday 30 June 2016


Moddi has released another track from his upcoming album covering banned songs by other artists, ‘Unsongs’. This latest effort is a version of Kate Bush’s ‘Army Dreamers’, the original version of which was banned by the BBC, eleven years after it came out, at the start of the First Gulf War.

“‘Army Dreamers’ became one of Kate Bush’s most popular songs and was widely played on radio and TV until the First Gulf War in 1991, when it suddenly disappeared from all BBC playlists”, says Moddi.

Though whether it was actually banned is not 100% clear, he admits: “The BBC has had an absolute ‘no comment’ policy on this issue. It has been impossible for me to verify that it has even been removed from radio airplay”.

Moddi’s last single from ‘Unsongs’ was his cover of Pussy Riot’s ‘Punk Prayer’, an unauthorised performance of which in a church landed three members of the Russian group in prison.

‘Unsong’ is due out through Propellor Recordings on 16 Sep. You can catch Moddi live in London on 3 Oct at St Giles-In-The-Fields.