Natasha Khan is Bat For Lashes (Updated May 29, 2013)
Meet Bat for Lashes, the moniker of singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Natasha Khan. This Brit has quite the story to tell – one of triumph and perseverance in the face of cruelty, thanks to the full embrace of her musical creativity.
Khan, who was born into a Muslim family in London, was the daughter of an English mother and a Pakistani father. When he left the family, she taught herself to play piano in order to have an outlet for her emotions. But the hurt didn't end there. As a teenager, she was a victim of racism and driven to truancy and bad behavior in school. Eventually, the bullying pushed her out of the classroom and into a card-packing factory, where she would sit and listen to the songs she made.
What songs they were. What an artist she would become. A Bat For Lashes' live show is a harmonious mix of booming drums, piano, desert guitar, sub bass, hand claps and so many other sounds. Her debut album "Fur and Gold" bowed in 2006 and was highlighted by cuts like the opener "Horse & I," the live favorite "Trophy" and the finale "I Saw A Light."
Khan's second album "Two Suns" was released in 2009, and followed in 2012 by "The Haunted Man." She has supported the likes of Coldplay while out on the road, and has collaborated with Beck on the track "Let's Get Lost" for the "Twilight Saga: Eclipse" soundtrack. In February 2013 she was nominated at the Brit Awards, and recently performed at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
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Bat For Lashes Tickets & Tour Dates Concerts Videos Bat For Lashes Tour Though all-around-rad singer/songwriter Bat for Lashes (also known as Natasha Khan) started off her year with a series of dates on the West Coast (including a stint at Coachella and opening for Depeche Mode on tour), she had yet to announce a…Read more
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