Bat For Lashes, Two Suns

Published on September 29th, 2009 in: Issues, Music, Music Reviews, Reviews |

By Julie Finley

I’d heard of Bat For Lashes last year, and the name didn’t grab me, so I ignored it. I had inadvertently absorbed the info that the act was critically acclaimed. Big Deal, right? So when I was on vacation earlier this year in Dublin, I saw promo posters in almost all of the record stores I went into. . . still ignored it!

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Yet, when I was in the hotel winding down for the night after a long day of sightseeing. . . I turned on the TV, and Later. . . with Jools Holland was on. I’d never actually seen an episode of the show since its not really broadcast regularly in the United States; I knew of its reputation, and since I was a fan of Squeeze, and liked Jools Holland, I left the show on (I believe Madness was on the broadcast when I tuned in). After a few minutes, Jools began talking with one of his musical guests, Natasha Khan, who is in essence, Bat For Lashes.

During their conversation, it was revealed that she was the sole composer of the group, and that it wasn’t really a band, per se. A-ha!!! So, she was a multi-tasker! This piqued my interest, and I stayed tuned. She performed a song called “Daniel” from her new album, Two Suns. I was quite impressed with her performance. She had charisma, a great voice, and she looked good! I planned to acquire her works as soon as I got back to the United States (since I knew I could buy it cheaper there as opposed to Dublin).

So, now I’ve had Two Suns for a few months. . . and I’ve gained more knowledge of Bat For Lashes. So, did the novelty wear off?

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