Huge Noughties pop star announces tour 14 years after viral hit and losing Brit Award to Kate Nash

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A TOP Noughties popstar is heading back out on the road for an epic new tour 14 years after losing out on a top Brit Award.

Bat for Lashes, aka Natasha Khan, rose to fame back in 2007 with the release of her debut album and soon find herself being nominated for a variety of top awards.

Bat for Lashes is back for a new UK tour and performance at the Edinburgh International Festival

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Bat for Lashes is back for a new UK tour and performance at the Edinburgh International FestivalCredit: Getty – Contributor
The singer lost out on two Brit Awards in 2008

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The singer lost out on two Brit Awards in 2008Credit: Refer to Caption
She was pipped to the post by Do-Wah-Doo star Kate Nash

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She was pipped to the post by Do-Wah-Doo star Kate NashCredit: Getty

After some years of obscurity, the singer is back for a brand new release and a slot performing at the Edinburgh International Festival in August alongside Cat Power.

The star’s first two albums were huge successes on the UK charts with second album, Two Suns, going on to produce her biggest hit to date, Daniel.

In 2008 she found herself nominated for two awards at the Brit Awards thanks to the success of her debut record as well as her hit, What’s A Girl To Do?

She lost out on the gong for Best British Female to household name Kate Nash with the win going on to be one of the biggest shocks of the evening when X Factor champ Leona Lewis failed to win despite being the frontrunner.

Elsewhere, the star also missed out on the Best British Breakthrough Act to the iconic Mika on the same evening.

However, this year the singer has signed with a brand new record label and is hoping to make a big comeback.

Her sixth album The Dream Of Delphi is due for release this May followed by a nationwide tour.

The album will be preceeded by a track of the same name which Bat for Lashes described as: “It’s like a spell being cast. It’s the conjuring, the manifestation, the drawing-down of Delphi from the ether. This is me calling on her soul.”

The track and some of the other songs penned from the album are influenced by her experience with motherhood.

She gave birth to her first daughter in July 2020 after marrying Australian actor and model Samuel Watkins.

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She went on to say of the song: “It’s about going up into the stars and down into the underworld simultaneously, how celestials and deep guttural sounds can come together, how that reflects the journey I went on.

“It’s about what happens when you’re stretched physically, mentally, even vaginally!”

“I think it’s just humbled me, too, becoming a mother.

“It’s made me feel more vulnerable than I’ve ever felt before. But I feel more human, more embodied. I can’t escape life by making beautiful things as much as I did. But there’s sort of a beauty to my mortality now.

Motherhood I thought would take me away from my art, but it opened up this massive world.”

Her upcoming tour will see her perform around the country including in Oxford, Bristol, Manchester and London.

Bat for Lashes UK tour dates

Bat for Lashes is heading out on a UK tour, here is where you can find her this June:

12th – O2 Academy 2, Oxford
18th – Town Hall, Birmingham
19th – Beacon, Bristol
24th – Barbican, London
25th – De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill On Sea
27th – Aviva Studios, Manchester

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