Bat For Lashes

Bat For Lashes

Real Name:
Natasha Khan
Profile:
Bat For Lashes is a solo project of Natasha Khan, born 25 October 1979, a British singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, based in Brighton (UK).

Born to a Pakistani father, part of the eminent family of squash-playing Khans, and an English mother, her early childhood was spent travelling the world following her father who trained the Pakistani squash team, summers in Pakistan, and the rest of the time in Hertfordshire. She had a strict religious upbringing until her parents separated when she was 11 years old.

Khan graduated in film and music, whilst at university her experimental work was influenced by artists such as Steve Reich and Susan Hiller, and she produced multi-media work centred on sound installations, animations and performance. She went on to work as a nursery school teacher, and it was during this period that she began writing the material for her first album.

Bat For Lashes' music has been likened to the work of Björk, Cat Power, Tori Amos, and especially Kate Bush.
The debut single, "The Wizard", was released digitally through label Drowned In Sound and on 7-inch through Khan's own imprint, She Bear Records. Later signing to the record label Echo and releasing debut album "Fur And Gold" on 11 September 2006.

On 17 July 2007 "Fur And Gold" was announced as one of the 12 albums nominated for the annual 2007 Mercury Music Prize. Despite being the favourite to win, at the ceremony held at London's Grovenor House on Tuesday 4 September 2007, when the winner was announced by Jools Holland at 10:15pm she lost out to rank outsiders Klaxons.

Her live / touring / backing band has included: Ben Christophers, Charlotte Hatherley and Sarah Jones (3).
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Bat For Lashes Discography

Albums

Bat For Lashes Fur And Gold (Album) Echo UK 2006 Sell This Version
Bat For Lashes Two Suns (Album) Parlophone Malaysia 2009 Sell This Version
Bat For Lashes The Haunted Man (Album) Parlophone, Echo Europe 2012 Sell This Version
Bat For Lashes The Bride (Album) Parlophone US 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Bat For Lashes The Wizard (Single) Echo UK 2006 Sell This Version
Bat For Lashes Trophy (Single) Echo UK 2006 Sell This Version
Bat For Lashes What's A Girl To Do? (Single) EMI UK 2007 Sell This Version
Bat For Lashes Prescilla (Single) Echo Europe 2007 Sell This Version
none Bat For Lashes Live Session - EP(4xFile, WAV, EP) Astralwerks none US 2008
Bat For Lashes Daniel (Single) Parlophone UK 2009 Sell This Version
Bat For Lashes Sleep Alone/Moon And Moon (Maxi, Single) Parlophone UK & US 2009 Sell This Version
Bat For Lashes Pearl's Dream (Single, EP) Echo, Parlophone UK 2009 Sell This Version
none Bat For Lashes iTunes Live: London Festival '09(6xFile, AAC, EP, 256) Echo none 2009
R 6812 Bat For Lashes Howl! / Wild Is The Wind(7", Single, Ltd) Parlophone R 6812 UK 2010 Sell This Version
R6836 Beck & Bat For Lashes Beck & Bat For Lashes - Let's Get Lost(7") Parlophone R6836 UK 2011 Sell This Version
Bat For Lashes All Your Gold (Single) Parlophone, Parlophone UK 2012 Sell This Version
Bat For Lashes Laura (Single) Parlophone UK 2012 Sell This Version
none Bat For Lashes Marilyn(File, MP3, Single, 252) Parlophone none UK 2012
R 6858, 5099946317476 Bat For Lashes Strangelove(7", S/Sided, Etch, Ltd) Parlophone, Parlophone R 6858, 5099946317476 UK 2012 Sell This Version
Bat For Lashes A Wall (Single) Parlophone UK & Europe 2013 Sell This Version
CDRDJ6891, 50999958342 2 1 Bat For Lashes Lilies(CDr, Single, Promo) Parlophone, Echo CDRDJ6891, 50999958342 2 1 UK 2013 Sell This Version
none Bat For Lashes iTunes Festival: London 2012(5xFile, AAC, EP, 256) Echo none 2013
R6892 Bat For Lashes Laura / Marilyn(7", Single, Ltd) Parlophone R6892 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
Bat For Lashes I Do (Single) Parlophone Records Ltd. US 2016 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

none Bat For Lashes Who Stole Petretski's Thunder?(CDr, Promo) Not On Label none UK 2004 Sell This Version