Lip-synch from the British Phonographic Industry Awards,
January 10, 1986. This is a very interesting lip-=synch performance. Kate
added a powerfully re-mixed rhythmic introduction to the (otherwise standard
mix of) Hounds of Love. She appeared on stage in a black World War
II-era suit with a beautiful blouse of white lace. She used a microphone as
a prop, although the song was lip-synched. Her band consisted of two
drummers with full kits, flanking a third, standing, drummer; Del Palmer at
a small synthesizer; and flanking Kate herself, Paddy and Jonathan Williams
playing celli (Paddy's efforts obviously faked, Williams's obviously not).
In the final moments of the performance Kate's companion from the video, an
actor chosen by Kate for his strikingly "period" facial type,
appears by her side, dressed in a forties-era suit and slouch hat, and he
and Kate perform a few quick but dramatic dance steps, while Kate continues
to lip-synch. Kate's make-up is also striking and "cinematic": a
very pale, nearly white foundation, with emphatic purple eye-shadow.