The pseudonym for the eclectic sounds of Brighton-born/ part-Pakistani bred Natasha Khan, Bat For Lashes singularly blazed-trail picked up considerable pace when debut album Fur and Gold received a Mercury Prize nomination in 2007. Controversially beaten to the honour by Klaxons (Fur and Gold had lept from outsider to favourite), it nevertheless introduced an artist of PJ Harvey/ Bjork-esque importance to a wider audience. 2009's follow-up Two Suns found further favour, charting at number 3 in the UK upon release and later garnering a second Mercury nod.
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The cinematic debut from the oft crowned-in-feathers Natasha Khan aka Bat For Lashes, encapsulated fantasy, mysticism and otherworldliness. From the electro-effusive ‘Horse and I’ to the vociferous clapping of the more poppy ‘Prescilla’, Fur and Gold was a smashing...