BAT FOR LASHES creates an intimate, cinematic world,
reminiscent of the nocturnal wanderings of Kate Bush and the heartfelt
prayers of Cat Power. Natasha composes songs that rise out of a dark,
heartbreak wilderness and take you on a journey in to the light. Taking
influence from 70’s film soundtracks, weather phenomena, childhood
Halloween parties and a David Lynchian vision of suburbia, they occupy
the tenebrous space between innocence and a loss of innocence and come
straight from the storyteller’s heart.
Tonight she plays material from her critically acclaimed debut album
Fur and Gold with a live set as she delivers majestic vocal howls,
whispers and hiccups to a backdrop of soaring strings, esoteric folk
instruments, distorted guitar, bass rumbles and thunder-clap drums.
There are also interludes of exquisite heartbreak ? the piano ballad
?Sad Eyes? has on more than one occasion left audience members in tears.
?a neverending story of fantastic dreams and heartbreaking reality? the
chapters unfold with a sense of wonder and slow, powerfully evoked drama?
Bat For Lashes inhabit a magical kingdom you won?t want to leave? 5/5 The Guardian
?Bat For Lashes has clearly and equivocally her own voice? entrancing. One
of the year?s most exciting debuts? Music Week
?reinvent Siouxsie/Kate Bush/Bjork mystical sex, musical travelogue and
poetic dreamstate for the contemporary singer-songwriter milieu. The results
are nothing short of breathtaking? 4/5 Observer Music Monthly
?a divinely phantasmagoric affair packed with elemental images both
beauteous and beastly? to listen to Bat For Lashes is to be pulled into some
exotic otherworld ? a place sometimes dark and disturbing, at others sweetly
exultant. Expect magic? Time Out
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