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Going Batty 

Wednesday, Jul 25 2007
Britain sure has been giving us some kooky young singers lately, such as tabloid favorites Lily Allen and Amy Winehouse, who teeter on the verge of sane behavior. We've heard of no such shenanigans so far from Bat for Lashes (aka Natasha Khan), but there's another reason why this vocalist and multi-instrumentalist (most notably on piano and harpsichord) might actually still be around in 10 years: She does an amazing cover of Bruce Springsteen's "I'm on Fire," which shows the Boss who's really in charge. Her smoldering looks and unconventional approach have garnered comparisons with other leftfield ladies such as Kate Bush, Cat Power, and Joanna Newsom. People liken her to Björk as well, which isn't quite as fair a comparison as the others. But Björk has mentioned that she enjoys seeing Bat for Lashes live, so it's not entirely barking up the wrong tree, either.

Decide for yourself who, if anyone, Bat for Lashes sounds like.

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