Jake Shears and his Scissor Sisters were the stealth queens of LGBT+ acceptance and progress upon these island shores now more than a decade ago. It was almost as if under the cover of darkness their uplifting brand of acceptable queer stage performance dragged the wider heterosexual music buying public unwittingly into the circus and our heterosexual brother in-laws and their mates were proud of their 02 Arena show tickets even though they’re a bunch of gays.
Before The Dawn – The K Fellowship finds Kate Bush still King of the music mountain. The release of any recorded material by Kate Bush has become such an event of mythical wonder that even when unnecessary re-workings of album tracks in the form of Directors Cut disappointed in 2011; fans and critics alike spoke positively of the collection with a respectful if slightly distant warmth. Bush has managed to sustain such a loyal support base from both fans and critics alike she can do no wrong, even when she perhaps might. Fortunate then that a good 99% of this latest live release is near perfection.