Beloved English trio The Wombats have stepped into triple j's studios for Like A Version, and they've covered Kate Bush's Running Up That Hill. It's a rendition that prominently features The Wombats' flair while also highlighting the masterful songwriting that has made Kate Bush's music so timeless.
The cover features a healthy serving of guitar, but the star of the show is lead singer Matthew 'Murph' Murphy's vocals. He's helped out by drummer Dan Haggis, who's on backing vocals duty. Dan also swapped the drumkit for a guitar to bring this cover to life. Running Up That Hill, which was originally released in 1985, has seen a massive spike in popularity thanks to Stranger Things, after featuring in a pivotal scene during the fourth episode of Season 4.
Speaking about the cover, Dan stressed that the band were already "huge Kate Bush fans". He mentioned, "Obviously, recently, it's had a real resurgence from Stranger Things. So, it made us think 'oh, maybe we could give that a go?'" He added that he “first heard Kate Bush driving in a van on a cassette tape across the south of Spain to a cousin’s wedding when [he] was, like, 10 or something."
The band have just wrapped up an Australian tour in support of their most recent album, Fix Yourself, Not The World. It's an album that is full of positivity (or at least, when compared to the memorable melancholy of previous albums that has endeared The Wombats to fans across the world), and they'll be back in Australia to play Spilt Milk in November.
You can check out the cover below. It's the fourth time that The Wombats have appeared as part of the Like A Version segment, and every time they blow us away!