Running Up That Hill - ME & Deboe (Kate Bush cover)
We continue our 'covers' series with another very good one from our next LCM featured duo Mercy Elise and Sarah Deboe better known as ME and Deboe. Always a great choice and our LCM #TrackOfTheDay is their live cover of a Kate Bush's 'Running Up That Hill'.
Mercy Elise and Sarah Deboe will tell you that they play rock, flamenco, blues and classical… but the truth is much simpler: they play great folk music. Folk music for 2016 that resonates with the times.“There are no tricks here,” declared the BBC’s Tom Robinson and he’s right: ME And Deboe play driving acoustic music that lives or dies on dexterous fingers and determined singing. The harmonies are first class, the tunes even better and the songs talk about the subjects of strength and heartbreak. So far, so good… but it’s live that these two singers and songwriters startle.
On a never-ending tour of festivals, pubs, clubs, gigs, events and everything in between since 2012, the Merseyside-based duo have to be seen to believed. Or, perhaps, believed in to be seen – as music as impactful as this doesn’t come along often. Original music doesn’t easily find a home, either, these days. Maybe it never has… but ME And Deboe stand proud in a tradition of performers – such as Jeff Buckley, Ray Davies, Bob Dylan and Kate Bush – who dare to be different and who always find a place for themselves, wherever they go, in the world.