Bat for Lashes is a nom de plume Brighton, UK, based vocalist lyricist/multi-instrumentalist/visual craftsman Natasha Khan (b. 25 Oct 1979, in Hertfordshire, England). She made her introduction with single The Wizard (May 2006, She Bear/Drowned In Sound), after with collections Fur And Gold (Sept 2006, Echo), Two Suns (Apr 2009, Echo/Parlophone), The Haunted Man (Oct 2012, Echo/Parlophone) , and her most recent collection is The Bride (July 2016, Echo/Parlophone).
Khan graduated Brighton University, in music and visual expressions, where her trial multi-media/establishment/liveliness/performance workmanship’s persuasions crossed tape circle/impacts pioneer Steve Reich and establishment/performance craftsman Susan Hiller. A short time later, when filling in as a nursery teacher, she started composing for her début. “At whatever point I’m composing music it’s a visual spot in my brain,” she stated, “It has an area loaded with characters and hues and scenes, so those two things truly supplement one another, and they help the other one to bloom and support the other. They resemble sibling and sister.” Bat for Lashes music has been compared to that of Björk (who herself went to Khan’s initial gigs), Kate Bush, PJ Harvey, Annie Lennox, Tori Amos and Fiona Apple.
“The Wizard” was basically discharged on 7-inch from Khan’s own She Bear name and in this manner Fur and Gold on Echo. In 2007, she was respected with an ASCAP Vanguard Award and chose to open the renowned ASCAP Presents… 2007, 14 Mar in Austin, TX, USA (an industry exhibit, inside SXSW 2007). Afterward, by means of a little Manimal Vinyl Fur and Gold squeezing (May 2007), Bat for Lashes moved to Parlophone. She showed up at Glastonbury 2007 (23 June).
In July 2007, Fur and Gold, Joe’s Pub, NYC, on 1 May 2007 accounts and a Plaid remix, yielded EP What’s A Girl To Do? (7 Jul 2007, EMI). At that point on the seventeenth, the collection’s 2007 Mercury Prize designation was reported – in spite of being a UK media most loved to win, it lost to Klaxons’ Myths of the Near Future. 25 Jul 2007, at Knitting Factory, Brooklyn, NY was the clench hand gig of a multi month North American visit, hindered uniquely by European celebration appearances.
In 2008, Bat for Lashes was assigned for Brit Awards (‘Best British Breakthrough Act’ and ‘Best British Female’), her unmistakable What’s a Girl to Do? video carried her to conspicuousness and, beginning with Malahide Castle, Dublin, IE, on 6 Jun 2008, she visited with Radiohead for a month, opening in excess of twelve European shows. Flawless As Cats: A Tribute to the Cure (Oct 2008, Manimal Vinyl), incorporated her front of A Forest.
The lead single for her subsequent collection was “Daniel” and discharged in March. On 23 February, Khan uncovered in a meeting on radio station XFM that the spread for the single had been shot on Brighton shoreline, close to her home. She additionally structured a restricted version spread for Fact Magazine which agreed with a meeting she accomplished for them. Bat for Lashes discharged her second collection Two Suns in April 2009, which got correlations with crafted by Stevie Nicks, Dolores O’Riordan and Fleetwood Mac.
Bat for Lashes live sponsorship during the Two Suns visits, as March 2009, included among others: Ben Christophers, Charlotte Hatherley and Sarah Jones (drums – of New Young Pony Club). She showed up on BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge. She performed an acoustic variant of the single, “Daniel,” and furthermore secured “Use Somebody” by Kings of Leon. Her first appearance on US communicate TV was 1 May 2009 on The Late Show with David Letterman, performing the tune “Daniel”. On May 15, 2009 she showed up on NPR (World Cafe) where she performed “Daniel”, “Moon and Moon (piano just) and Prescilla”.
On June 13, 2012 Bat for Lashes declared the title of her up and coming third studio collection “The Haunted Man” to be discharged in October. The collection was created, similarly as with Fur And Gold and Two Suns, by Faultline. While not performing also in Europe as Two Suns, The Haunted Man was her most noteworthy outlining collection in the US to date, at #64. Singles “Laura”, “All Your Gold”, “A Wall”, and “Lilies” pursued.