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12-11-2006
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Her debut album ‘Fur and Gold’ is a cocktail of piano, theremin, thunderclap and poetry. Cold and soaring, it’s evocative of spending the afternoon coasting inside the brain of someone with a much better bookshelf than you.
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Comparisons to Kate Bush and Bjork abound when people talk about Bat For Lashes.

The band manage to create an intimate, cinematic world, one which is full of nocturnal wanderings and heartfelt prayers.

Taking influence from 1970s' film soundtracks, weather phenomena, childhood Hallowe'en parties and a David Lynchian vision of suburbia, there is a delicate malevolence to this Brighton-based outfit.

The three female violinists double up on percussion, the sound consisting of sparse classical arrangements with strings and piano providing moments of lingering anxiety.

Lead singer Natasha Khan delivers majestic vocal howls, whispers and hiccups to a backdrop of soaring strings, folk instruments, distorted guitar, bass rumbles and thunder-clap drums.




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This album is so fantastic!!!!!

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omg,i just heard these wonderful ladies through thom yorke's(thank heavens for him mentioning as i would have never found it and fell in love) Itunes playlist and they are amazing beyond words! loved the sound of each song that i downloaded the entire album....

love "horse and i" which is what thom suggested....describing it as a kind of Brothers Grimm sound.

but the album has alot of reference points besides the three ladies mentioned in the article....there's a slight Goldfrapp "Felt Mountain" feel overal-the melancholy mood mixed with that amazing atmosphere....but i also hear bits of Velvet Underground,Scott Walker,Danny Elfman,chamber music. Possibly a bit of Siouxsie as well. But it all melds together no only beautifully but also quite originally. but what i love is that it brings back that wonderous layering i've been missing with Goldfrapp lately. not to say they have or could replace them just these are the kind of sounds that i immerse my head into.


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Video for Prescilla.
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bump, i adore them. they need more attention.
prescilla, trophy, whats a girl to do....amazing songs. what a beautiful album!

there's definitely elements of pj harvey and bjork.

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I love 'Fur and Gold' to pieces. On www.fabchannel.com, you can listen to an entire show, I love 'Moon and Moon' and 'I'm On Fire' as well.

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There need be more bands like this, who aren't afraid to unite so many of my favorite musical elements/influences.

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15-04-2007
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Very, very, very high quality videos.

Trophy on The Album Chart Show 2006.12.16.mpg - http://www.divshare.com/download/403146-6cf


Moon And Moon on The Culture Show 2007.02.10.mpg - http://www.divshare.com/download/402602-3ad

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I love Bat's mouth (l).

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lovely videos, thank you she's just amazingly talented...

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I downloaded her album the other day. It's very lovely.

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26-07-2007
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Some pics...







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Beautiful sound!

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cadg please credit your pictures. thanks...

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