Under the Ivy examines Bush’s unconventional upbringing in South London, the blossoming of her talent, and her evolution into one of the most visually and sonically creative artists of the past four decades.
Graeme masterfully weaves over 70 new interviews with those close to both the public artist and the private woman into his narrative. He grants unprecedented insight into Kate’s unique working methods, her pioneering use of the studio on landmark albums such as Hounds of Love, her rejection of live performance, her key relationships and her profound influence on successive generations of musicians.
The result is a detailed and utterly absorbing biography of Kate Bush, written with wit, style and substance. Under The Ivy is the definitive and updated account of the life and music of one of the world’s most gifted, private and often misunderstood artists.