Kate Bush says she is not a right-wing conservative nutter - Noise11.com
Kate Bush

Kate Bush

Kate Bush says she is not a right-wing conservative nutter

by Paul Cashmere on January 9, 2019

in News

Kate Bush has made an official statement condemning a comment from a 2016 interview she made that has been taken out of context to align her with the right-wing Tory government.

Kate says on her website that she wishes to make it clear that she has no support for Theresa May’s conservative politics at all. “With no response from me to the latest resurfacing of this article, it could make it seem like I am a Tory supporter which I want to make clear I am not,” she wrote.

Kate said the old quote from Canadian magazine Macleans has just surfaced now. “I was very disappointed that the use of a quote out of context was timed with the release of the live album and it seemed as if the focus went onto the quote rather than the work. It was deeply frustrating,” she said.

She says she has tried to stay away from political statements. “Over the years, I have avoided making political comments in interviews. My response to the interviewer was not meant to be political but rather was in the defence of women in power. I felt he was putting a really negative slant on powerful women, referring to a witch hunt involving Hillary Clinton. In response I said that we had a woman in charge of our country, and that I felt it was a good thing to have women in power. I should have been clearer when I then said it was the best thing that had happened to us for a long time – because I greatly disliked the behaviour of the previous PM, who at that point I felt had abandoned us and everybody felt angry and let down”.

David Cameron was the previous PM she is referring to. He called the referendum which led to Brexit and Britain’s current shitstorm.

Kate performed her first shows in 35 years in London in 2014. They were in London only. The live recordings of the show led to the rare promotional interview that was awarded to the Canadian rag. Prior to that she was a recluse. This is probably going to silence her for another 35 years.

Follow Noise11 on Twitter for news as it happens

For news as it happens follow Noise11 on Facebook

Noise11.com

Listen to the Noise11 Music News channel now at iHeartRadio

Comments

comments

Related Posts

Iggy Pop Wax Face Toy
Iggy Pop Wax Face Toys Debut

Iggy Pop fans have the chance to jump onto a very limited-edition Iggy toy statue. New toy company Wax Face has created 25 red and 25 blue Iggy’s.

13 hours ago
John Farnham One Electric Day Sunday 26 November 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
John Farnham Rocks Cockatoo Island, Brisbane Is Next

John Farnham’s One Electric Day shows rolled into Sydney last Saturday with Farnham rocking Cockatoo Island. The shows include the reformed Southern Sons, Vanessa Amorosi, Jon Stevens and James Reyne as well as John Farnham.

13 hours ago
Midnight Oil signed poster for RSPCA
Signed Midnight Oil Poster Earns $2300 for the RSPCA

The signed Midnight Oil poster auctioned by Songland Records, Canberra to raise money for the RSPCA Weston has earned the RSPCA $2300.

1 day ago
Rod Stewart. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Rod Stewart To Play Australian Dates Including A Day On The Green

Rod Stewart has finally announced his Australian dates after announcing he was touring Australia in November 2018.

2 days ago
KISS, Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, Australia, 2013 Photo by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11 music news
Kiss Reschedule Perth Date and Cancel New Zealand

Kiss have been forced to delay the start of their Australia tour after Paul Stanley came down with a dose of the flu.

2 days ago
The Who, Pete Townshend. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Pete Townshend Will Only Smash One More Guitar For Charity

Pete Townshend and his band mates - comprised of Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle, and drummer Keith Moon - were known for their hedonistic behaviour which included smashing their instruments and wrecking their stages, but now that he's older, Pete has said he'll only cause damage to another guitar if it helps to raise money for charity.

2 days ago
NeilYoung at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl by Ros O'Gorman
US Government Delays Neil Young’s Citizenship Application

Neil Young's U.S. citizenship application has been delayed because he has confessed to taking up marijuana again.

2 days ago