First impressions: Bat For Lashes – The Haunted Man

This is so intimate you can almost feel her breath upon your skin. It’s still got a groove to it, though. The soaring-vocal-female-electropop market is fairly saturated at the moment, so Nathasha Khan has her work cut out to stand out: if appearing naked on the album cover would grab your attention, the music itself needs to hold it as firmly as she grips the unidentified chap on her shoulder. It does so surprisingly well for something so pared down and unfussy.  Continue reading