You need flash!
no cover -  

Bat for Lashes

female vocalists indie alternative singer-songwriter folk

    Bat for Lashes is a pseudonym of Brighton, UK, based singer-songwriter / multi-instrumentalist / visual artist Natasha Khan (b. 25 Oct 1979, in Hertfordshire, England). She made her début with single The Wizard (May 2006, She Bear/Drowned In Sound), following with albums Fur And Gold (Sept 2006, Echo), Two Suns (Apr 2009, Echo/Parlophone), and her latest album is The Haunted Man (Oct 2012, Echo/Parlophone).

    Khan graduated Brighton University, in music and visual arts, where her experimental multi-media / installation / animation / performance art's influences spanned / effects pioneer Steve Reich and installation / performance artist Susan Hiller. Afterwards, when working as a nursery school teacher, she began writing for her début. "Whenever I'm writing music it's a very visual place in my mind," she said, "It has a location full of characters and colours and landscapes, so those two things really complement each other, and they help the other one to blossom and support the other. They are like brother and sister." Bat for Lashes music has been likened to that of Björk (who herself attended Khan's early gigs), Kate Bush, PJ Harvey, Annie Lennox, Tori Amos and Fiona Apple.

    "The Wizard" was primarily released on 7-inch from Khan's own She Bear label and subsequently Fur and Gold on Echo. In 2007, she was honoured with a ASCAP Vanguard Award and selected to open the prestigious ASCAP Presents… 2007, 14 Mar in Austin, TX, USA (an industry showcase, within SXSW 2007). Later, via a small Manimal Vinyl Fur and Gold pressing (May 2007), Bat for Lashes transferred to Parlophone. She appeared at Glastonbury 2007 (23 June).

    In July 2007, Fur and Gold, Joe's Pub, NYC, on 1 May 2007 recordings and a Plaid remix, yielded EP What's A Girl To Do? (7 Jul 2007, EMI). Then on the 17th, the album's 2007 Mercury Prize nomination was announced - despite being a UK media favourite to win, it lost to Klaxons' Myths of the Near Future. 25 Jul 2007, at Knitting Factory, Brooklyn, NY was the fist gig of a three month North American tour, interrupted only by European festival appearances.

    In 2008, Bat for Lashes was nominated for Brit Awards ('Best British Breakthrough Act' and 'Best British Female'), her distinctive What's a Girl to Do? video brought her to prominence and, starting with Malahide Castle, Dublin, IE, on 6 Jun 2008, she toured with Radiohead for a month, opening more than a dozen European shows. Perfect As Cats: A Tribute to the Cure (Oct 2008, Manimal Vinyl), included her cover of A Forest.

    The lead single for her second album was "Daniel" and released in March. On 23 February, Khan revealed in an interview on radio station XFM that the cover for the single had been shot on Brighton beach, near her home. She also designed a limited edition cover for Fact Magazine which coincided with an interview she did for them. Bat for Lashes released her second album Two Suns in April 2009, which received comparisons to the work of Stevie Nicks, Dolores O'Riordan and Fleetwood Mac.

    Bat for Lashes live backing during the Two Suns tours, as March 2009, included among others: Ben Christophers, Charlotte Hatherley and Sarah Jones (drums - of New Young Pony Club). She appeared on BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge. She performed an acoustic version of the single, "Daniel," and also covered "Use Somebody" by Kings of Leon. Her first appearance on US broadcast television was 1 May 2009 on The Late Show with David Letterman, performing the song "Daniel". On May 15, 2009 she appeared on NPR (World Cafe) where she performed "Daniel", "Moon and Moon (piano only) and Prescilla".

    On June 13, 2012 Bat for Lashes announced the title of her upcoming third studio album "The Haunted Man" to be released in October. The album was produced, as with Fur And Gold and Two Suns, by Faultline. While not performing as well in Europe as Two Suns, The Haunted Man was her highest charting album in the US to date, at #64. Singles "Laura", "All Your Gold", "A Wall", and "Lilies" followed.

    Bat for Lashes 2535bc00bf6b88710eeec787cc8e2cce Bat for Lashes b23a6cc72cc94632b14532c633a86bc2 Bat for Lashes 38c1dc059d28442baba2307c71fa6a17 Bat for Lashes d978a0c653144044b57be8bf8d45443f Bat for Lashes 19958e4ccbef4252b28ff08029d49cbb Bat for Lashes 187efb5995ee4f7bb559e11f0b4e32c0 Bat for Lashes a4648f773e3ff3fce49cc7e3974b2c52 Bat for Lashes 90b473619fa0b0ad457a17f5fd13acee Bat for Lashes ea59de0ff3654c3b9406447abdb61df3 Bat for Lashes 8c0c2f362d1644b6a2ec2323a75c1ed3 Bat for Lashes de4940cee38544b6bed949c47e65a3d2 Bat for Lashes 5f3d5b3f5311400ba1bff4b1646df1c2 Bat for Lashes c8e9984a6e104f009874611fdfe0cdb0 Bat for Lashes aa46881a32e9826934f1e1c906ba9547 Bat for Lashes fbce1765a9e6472f9234debde8edb950 Bat for Lashes ab1d627d8e8b4929aef19a479d96486c Bat for Lashes 269d6e9471c319b47bcbfd093368a156 Bat for Lashes 8e93109917e24824b702ae89d2249e26 Bat for Lashes 971b3e5dcbf44a60928c0139a4dda67f Bat for Lashes f7b7ba6baee24fd8bba7a6e6c8322f30 Bat for Lashes 52ec7e68344e425ba3b378ef19f00ef2 Bat for Lashes 27df0dde5e2643cb96f26982c7c96e65 Bat for Lashes 86bf426c6381462db91d7ce20ea446a0 Bat for Lashes 6fd057b851c344a4ba84072845f7f2f0 Bat for Lashes d1cf5922efcd4f55b0943b2758e9f1d4 Bat for Lashes e73144afdf4f4adc9fc468b94cdfb8b5 Bat for Lashes 8ce26b23fcef401bc0bf0fcd9117dcac Bat for Lashes 9f633ee9880141078bd7127f1cc45b69 Bat for Lashes 94396859db384c7095337418a44d42a8 Bat for Lashes de20256f4c1946379f49d106c6bce1a8 Bat for Lashes 3dc023fce3f94126b059e968a3fd7330 Bat for Lashes f8feb304ddef42e3a3c805fb2aa5fddf Bat for Lashes 7e266d60b5124aacbb47de4b3f700f21 Bat for Lashes 3bf8341795644649b2d44b467f002448 Bat for Lashes c5ffd0bb97114c0983e8fc59041d3246 Bat for Lashes ca498df7a09aa36df75e8963cd2e4198 Bat for Lashes 4869f2c78078bad3d0b1925bbf113638 Bat for Lashes 719e00f9988c490c8353aad9d328d5b0 Bat for Lashes 39f22c6720c24bdb9c00b9145e401062 Bat for Lashes 644f52df49f94e3c94842ff7e2d1f847