Kate Bush. What else needs to be said today?

Let's just continue in our dazed, mind-melty stupor, trying to fathom the news. If you do need a break from clicking repeat on 'Babooshka' for the millionth time, siphon these nuggets of sonic gold into yer brain. Warning: may still contain traces of Kate Bush.

  • Artist: Lykke Li
  • Track Name: 'No Rest For The Wicked'
  • Location: Sweden
  • Link: Facebook
  • Author: Peter Hinson

Lykke Li has shared a second track from her upcoming third album I Never Learn as its May 5th release dates slowly draws closer. With a chorus that hits like a wave, 'No Rest for the Wicked' is up their with her very best singles.

  • Artist: Marika Hackman
  • Track Name: 'Call Off The Dogs'
  • Location: London, UK
  • Link: Facebook
  • Author: Peter Hinson

Marika Hackman has one of those voices that sounds as old as time, it's omnipresent and it feels lived in as it writes poetry personal and pastoral. 'Call Off the Dogs' -- the second song released from her upcoming Deaf Heat EP, out April 14th -- doesn't change anything. It stands out of time, and echoes back across the ages. Stream it below.

  • Artist: About Girls
  • Track Name: 'Never Gonna Give You Up (About Girls Remix)'
  • Location: Sweden
  • Link: Facebook
  • Author: Peter Hinson

Sweden's About Girls are mad professors. They've taken Rick Astley's 1987 smash hit-turned punchline 'Never Gonna Give You Up', and reanimated it within the corpse of some lurking beast. Yet they keep it leashed with a much needed dose of restraint, and space it out into a sparse, almost disturbing, half speed slow jam.

  • Artist: Banks
  • Track Name: 'Are You That Somebody? (Aaliyah cover)'
  • Location: Los Angeles, USA
  • Link: Facebook
  • Author: Oliver Primus

It's worth noting that nobody will be able to better the original version of 'Are You That Somebody?' by Aaliyah, but what Banks has proven here is that a) she has good taste and b) her voice is pretty damn great.

  • Artist: Kate Bush
  • Track Name: 'Wuthering Heights'
  • Location: London, UK
  • Link: Facebook
  • Author: Peter Hinson

It's a credit to Kate Bush's immeasurable talent that when you slow down her most iconic song to a 36-minute long symphony you can still recognise what part of the song you're listening to.

KateBushNews Forum user Looking At Blue uncovers the beauty in the imperceptible pauses of 'Wuthering Heights', every syllable in is elongated and stripped of meaning, and Bush sounds like a wraith-like apparition, only a touch less human than she does in the grandiloquent original.