|Natasha talks!! Oz, album, & kitties!! :)
||[Mar. 29th, 2011|12:11 pm]
Bat For Lashes
Sorry its been so long since I last wrote… a lot of creative foraging has been going on under the dark cover of winter, along with snowy walks in the Sussex Downs, a billion cups of tea, an ever expanding jumper collection and lots of re-reading of childhood books… And now, finally, spring is here!
I am very happy to announce that we will be doing a live outing to Australia in June to play two nights at the Sydney Opera House! I’m so excited to take the live show over there, as we have never played Oz before. We are hoping to play an eclectic set - a mixture of full band, string quartet and perhaps a few musical surprises? It’s a pretty big one to start out with?!!! - bit nervous, but can’t wait to meet you all!
There are also a lot of new songs, films, drawings, paintings, ideas - all of it coming together slowly but surely. It may still be a while, but I’m looking forward to sharing the new record with you.
Finally, I will leave you with a picture of my new kitten. She has been both a great new friend and a brilliant hot water bottle these past months! Ha!
Also, this upcoming Record Store Day, April 16th 2011:
"...Beck and Bat for Lashes will re-release their collaboration, “Let’s Get Lost”, which was originally released on the Twilight film soundtrack. Like the Beastie Boys, the 7″ single will be limited to 500 copies, with a previously-unreleased Bat For Lashes demo entitled 'Dark Time'.”
EDIT: Also check out these quotes from Natasha discussing her upcoming Australia shows & a tidbit about the album release:
"We're bringing a string quartet with us so I'm going to do some special one off string and voice numbers and there also might be a few little surprises in there, perhaps a couple of new ones. So it's definitely an exclusive thing because I haven't done that in England or anywhere else."
"I'm probably not supposed to say anything but there might be a little unofficial happening before the Sydney shows. But you'll have to keep your ears open for any info about that"
"But I'd love to do some more so I think we're going to do this (then) head back home and hopefully when the record comes out at the end of this year or next year, I'm definitely factoring in an Australian tour. So I will be back if you don't see us this time."