Natasha Khan (born 25 October, 1979) also known by her stage name "Bat for Lashes" (no idea what that means).  She was born in London and raised in Wembley.

During her teens Khan was also a victim of racism. Speaking about her time in after-school clubs she claimed “the kids there totally ripped me to shreds.” This rejection led Khan to rebel, making the decision to “bunk off” school and stay at home listening to music. “My mum would take me to the train station and I pretended to get the train; she'd drive to work and I would go home and play a tape of Nirvana all day”. With the completion of her GCSEs and A-Levels she decided to embark on a road trip through America with her boyfriend at the time, using the money earned from her part time job at a local card-making factory. After spending three months touring through the US and Mexico Khan returned to Britain and settled down in Brighton to study a degree in music and visual arts at the University of Brighton.

Her debut album, "Fur and Gold",  was released on September  11, 2006, peaking #48 on the UK Album Charts and going on to be nominated for the Mercury Prize in 2007. In the following year, she also picked up two BRIT nominations for Best Breakthrough Artist and Best Female, leading to growing media attention.

Khan’s second album, "Two Suns", was released on April 6, 2009. It reached #5 on the UK Album Charts and #17 on the Irish Album Charts. The first single released off the album, "Daniel", charted within the top 40. The second single, "Pearl's Dream", was released on 22 June 2009. It has also been nominated for a Mercury Prize.

Her latest nomination is for Best Female Solo Artist at 2010's Brit Awards, along with Florence and the Machine, Leona Lewis, Lily Allen and Pixie Lott.

She is an excelent artist and  a star in the making. Natasha has that dark/gothic girl vibe, and I must say I love it. I'm sure we'll hear from her in the near future.


Fur And Gold

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