Bat for Lashes
Brighton, England’s Bat for Lashes is the brainchild of singer/songwriter Natasha Khan. The Pakistan-born Khan pulls from her art school education and her experience producing multimedia installations when it comes to writing songs. She also cites Steve Reich and Susan Hiller as influences, while echoes of Björk and Siouxsie Sioux are heard throughout Bat for Lashes’ mystical indie rock sound. Bat for Lashes’ first single, “The Wizard,” was digitally released by DiS, and issued as a 7″ on Khan’s own She Bear imprint in early 2006. That fall, with “Trophy” burning up the BBC indie rock chart, the Fur & Gold LP arrived in the U.K. in September. The album was released a year later in the U.S. to much critical acclaim. Bat for Lashes’ ambitious 2009 album, Two Suns, revolved around the concept of Khan and her blonde, hedonistic alter ego Pearl, and featured a duet with Scott Walker.
Artists and songwriters from across the EMI family are raising funds to help the Red Cross support people affected by last month’s earthquake and tsunami in Japan, through an incredible worldwide auction of personal items and memorabilia.
The charity auction, managed by eBay, features items from some of the world’s biggest stars, including Coldplay, Norah Jones, Katy Perry, Gorillaz, Iron Maiden, Jane Birkin, the Beach Boys, David Guetta, Michael Franti, Lady Antebellum, The Chemical Brothers, Depeche Mode, Celtic Woman, 30 Seconds To Mars, Rosanne Cash, Daft Punk, Herbert Grönemeyer, Angela Gheorghiu, Keith Urban, Good Charlotte, and The Beatles.
All funds raised will be used towards the Japanese Red Cross disaster relief efforts to help those affected by the earthquake and tsunami. Funds will be used for the on-going provision of immediate relief to support the affected population during their recovery. EMI Group has committed to match all funds raised from the auction up to a maximum of one million euros.
The first phase of the charity auction starts today (April 5) and will run until April 15th, with more than 200 exclusive money-can’t-buy items. A second phase of the auction will take place between April 11th – 21st. All the items can be viewed at http://www.ebay.co.uk/emifamily4japan
You can now bid on various RARE items from Bat for Lashes, B-52's, The Kooks, Empire of the Sun and in the near future, David Guetta, Hot Chip, Kylie Minogue and many more!
The Chemical Brothers: 2 VIP tickets to Coachella, meet and greet, autographed set list.
B-52's: A glittery silver tank dress worn by Kate Pierson of the B-52s during the B-52’s 2008 “Funplex” tour
Bat for Lashes: Bat For Lashes Costume from Two Suns World Tour
The Kooks: Framed hand written lyrics of the song ‘Ooh La’
Empire of the Sun: Signed Walking On a Dream Poster