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The ShortListen: Bat For Lashes (no. 272)

Who? Bat For Lashes

What’s the story? Brighton's Natasha Khan, aka Bat For Lashes, has been a critical darling ever since 2006 debut Fur and Gold. Now, ten years on, she's readying the release of fourth album, The Bride, due on 1 July. The first taste is In God's House, a creepy, unsettling track, which calls to mind the soundtrack feel of Goldfrapp's classic Felt Mountain. It's composed of two almost incongruous sections, yet weirdly it works, with Khan's luxurious voice being allowed to unfurl, while dashes of harp and arpeggiated synths twinkle away. An enigmatic, but welcome return.

For fans of: Goldfrapp, Lykke Li, Kate Bush

In three words: Mysterious creepy return

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