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Brighton, United Kingdom (2006 – present)

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), 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.

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  • Tahula

    amen to new bfl

    28 Oct 3:48pm Reply
  • pannazUo

    I keep saying this year after year but her music really does sound far better in the Autumn and Winter nights. [4]

    26 Oct 11:58pm Reply
  • peu-depeu

    Happy birthday Natasha!

    25 Oct 2:36pm Reply
  • yinxianghecheng

    New song on Mockingjay soundtrack.

    21 Oct 5:59pm Reply
  • NachoWTF

    I am absolutely DYING for a new album. [3]

    19 Oct 7:07pm Reply
  • diadasbruxas

    I'm obsessed with her, again.

    12 Oct 8:14pm Reply
  • vsanttos

    <3

    10 Oct 3:36pm Reply
  • deco-motion

    I am absolutely DYING for a new album. [2]

    8 Oct 6:13pm Reply
  • DouglasCostaAx

    I keep saying this year after year but her music really does sound far better in the Autumn and Winter nights. [3]

    6 Oct 8:59pm Reply
  • leooel13

    I keep saying this year after year but her music really does sound far better in the Autumn and Winter nights. [2]

    6 Oct 3:44pm Reply
  • XDRory

    I keep saying this year after year but her music really does sound far better in the Autumn and Winter nights.

    4 Oct 7:05pm Reply
  • Rudik69

    Natasha's a beautiful, magic.

    3 Oct 4:17am Reply
  • Lasinenkissa

    Bonus songs from the haunted man are so wonderfully dreamy. makes me sad they are only bonus songs.

    24 Sep 9:48pm Reply
  • janeroizman

    Лана Дель Рей ей в подметки не годится. [2] !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Их вообще не нужно в один ряд ставить. С ней только Фло, на мой взгляд, может сравниться.

    10 Sep 7:49am Reply
  • Tahula

    Those comparisons down there seem irrelevant and unnecessary to me. Natasha is one unique woman.

    6 Sep 7:04pm Reply
  • pechorkinname

    Лана Дель Рей ей в подметки не годится.

    31 Aug 4:40pm Reply
  • Sqvoll91

    В плане музыки напоминает мне более динамичную версию Ланы Дель Рэй. Вообщем, круто.

    29 Aug 9:17am Reply
  • NachoWTF

    Skin Song <3 [2]

    14 Aug 10:57pm Reply
  • holygrant

    vote please http://www.lastfm.com.br/music/Bat+for+Lashes/+images/38383425

    2 Aug 8:37pm Reply
  • Mr_Deh

    Daphne <3

    2 Aug 4:27pm Reply
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