Bat For Lashes / pre-order SIGNED copy of forthcoming album ‘The Bride’


Bat For Lashes are back in July with their fourth album The Bride, and signed copies are available for pre-order.

The ‘band’ is of course Natasha Khan and the new record sounds promising; a concept album that follows the story of a woman whose fiancé has been killed in a crash on the way to the church for their wedding. In the narrative ‘The Bride’ flees the scene to take the honeymoon trip alone, resulting in – we are told – “a dark meditation on love, loss, grief, and celebration”. You can hear In God’s House from the album below.

I’m mentioning Bat For Lashes here on SDE because I found 2009’s Two Suns an incredibly rewarding piece of work – it is probably one of my favourite ‘new’ albums of the last 10 years. So if you’re not familiar with their music, it’s worth checking out.

The Bride will be released on Parlophone on 1 July 2016. Signed CDs are available for a limited time only. [Update: now sold out]


1. I Do
2. Joe’s Dream
3. In God’s House
4. Honeymooning Alone
5. Sunday Love
6. Never Forgive The Angels
7. Close Encounters
8. Widow’s Peak
9. Land’s End
10. If I Knew
11. I Will Love Again
12. In Your Bed

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Natasha Khan, Imogen Heap and Florence are probably the three best “new” (not that new, actually) female artists in a looooong time. Love each and every one of their albums. Will get The Bride as soon as I possibly can!
(Oh, I’m quite fond of Lana del Rey, as well, but I wouldn’t say that she’s in the same league as these three.)


She has built up an impressive body of work and any new material is a must buy for me. I’ve played all her albums to death and they get more interesting with every listen.

She is one of the few modern artists to break through my old fogey resistance to listening to anything new, so I’m very grateful to her!


she must be a big fan of Kate Bush like myself, Never Forever such a great album (wedding list)

andrew R

Paul any info on a coloured ltd vinyl that is being offered
by secondary sellers . Will this be available via amazon?


Sort of Enya meets Kate Bush for the Lily Allen hoodie brigade…probably talented but won’t go far…the 15 minutes are up.

DJ Salinger

Hilarious. A statement worthy of Alan Partridge. File with: “Wings –the band the Beatles could’ve been”.

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I’m sorry but I just have to sat that I love it when she’s nekkid on her LP covers…

DJ Salinger

Anyone in on or near London may be interested to know tickets have just gone on sale this morning (March 18th) for a BFL one-off gig at Union Chapel, Islington, on 16 May. Might be the first opportunity to hear the new material.

Whether you can buy your very own ‘air freshener from the bride’s car’ from the merchandise stand remains unconfirmed…

Peter B

Great artist. More non-heritage artists on SDE, please!

Peter B

Although I also like my fair share of heritage artists, too


Stood in front of her at Boston Calling performance. Fantastic. Ordered. Thanks Paul.

Peter Anderson

Know nothing about them but just picked up the debut CD used for 29p and the Two Suns CD/DVD set for £1.49 so happy to give them a try on your recommendation! Peter

Auntie Sabrina

Florence Welch, Ellie Goulding, Foxes – all overated, Natasha Khan you are the true original…

PS Any Kate Bush news love?


I love Two Suns, I’ve got it on vinyl, looks like it’s quite rare now and goes for quite a lot of eBay.
Daniel, Pearl Dreams, Moon & Moon, Siren Song, all amazing songs.
Loving In Gods House, will definitely get this album on vinyl.


I’m sure they’ll get reissued too, it’s just a matter of time! I missed out on Haunted Man vinyl, saw it in HMV for £30, thought it was too much, a month later I noticed it was gone and out of print :(


Personally, I just about preferred ‘the haunted man’ to the first 2 albums, I found it more, err….haunting. There is a deluxe edition of The Bride available via the official site with a deluxe price tag of £59.99, complete with, God preserve us, ‘air freshener from the bride’s car’ – what a stinker!


love Two suns. at the time I was real disappointed the single download (and then album version) of daniel was not the same as the one in the video for the song. looking at wikipedia now I think that it was this??

7″ “Daniel” (Cenzo Townshend radio edit) – 3:29

really like the immediacy of the start of the ‘video version’
could never find it on cd

looking forward to the new album.


thanks so much Paul. had no idea it was on the promo cd … 7 years later I can finally get the version I fell in love with! cheers … didn’t even know there was a ‘Daniel instrumental. will def be looking into other BFL promos from that era.


Love her! She takes a healthy time between records and I didn’t know a new one was coming.

She definitely belongs to the group of artists from this generation that are worth checking out.

DJ Salinger

Ah, those two magic words – ‘eagerly’ and ‘anticipated’. She’s that rare thing these days – an artist that grows with each album and tries something different while still keeping quality control fully engaged. A great collaborator, too: last year’s Sexwitch mini-LP with Toy was excellent stuff, and her tracks with Jon Hopkins (‘Garden’s Heart’) and Beck (‘Let’s Get Lost’) are well worth getting to know if you’ve not encountered them before now.


Thanks for the heads up. I’ll definitely check this out – I’ve thoroughly enjoyed all her previous work.


I agree with you on Bat For Lashes.
I don’t embrace many new artists these days, but I love all three of her albums.
Thanks for the heads up. I didn’t know she had a new one coming. Looking forward to it.


Ordered! About a week ago I also ordered something on Amazon UK that was listed as a box set with 4 discs, for just 10.99. It seems to be gone now from Amazon, but I still have it in my orders.


There’s a deluxe vinyl & CD (& Air Freshener!!) set – if you ordered that for £10.99 you’ve got a bargain!


What I saw on Amazon UK was a three disc box set for £14.99 (took a screencap of it) The ASIN number was ‘b01cnv2fug’ googling that number comes up with nothing. This was before the standard CD appeared and didn’t feature the artwork. At the time I thought it may include a DVD of Natasha’s short film ‘I Do’.
It would now appear the boxset features the two vinyl discs and the cd (which I trust features the bonus track The Cloud which is not mentioned on Amazon) and costs considerably more