Batting For Hatherley


For those who have their ear to the ground, this will be old news. But its something I wanted to share for a number of reasons. Mainly because when the sun starts shining there is always one song that makes my ipod playlist. What is it? Keep reading and you’ll find out.

Finding an excuse to post it is something I don’t really need to do as its a brilliant track..but let me give you an explanation for doing so…

Charlotte Hatherley (of former Ash fame) has announced that she’ll be touring with Bat For Lashes this summer, alongside finishing her third solo album ‘Cinnabar City’. Having seen the wonderful stage spectacle that is Bat For Lashes live twice and being lucky enough to catch Charlotte Hatherley’s solo set several years ago, I can guarantee you that this is going to be a somewhat perfect collaboration not to be missed.

Heres what Charlotte herself had to say about it…

I have been moonlighting with the delectable Natasha Khan of Bat For Lashes. I will be touring with Bat For Lashes until September, starting in the UK April…gig of note, 17th and 19th April at The Shepherds Bush Empire…spreading like a happy disease through Europe and USA and hitting the festivals in the summer. I’m happy as Larry because the music is so ACE and i not only get to play heavily chorused guitar a la The Cure, but get to play throbbingly fuzzed up bass, keyboards and twinkly bells.”

You can catch the ladies live on the following dates in the U.K :

7th April 2009 – Manchester Ritz
8th April 2009 – Glasgow Queen Margaret Union
9th April 2009 – Stage 2 – Northumbria University
11th April 2009 – Leeds Metropolitan University
12th April 2009 – Birmingham Town Hall
13th April 2009 – Cambridge Junction
15th April 2009 – Bristol Anson Rooms
16th April 2009 – Brighton Corn Exchange
17th April 2009 – London Shepherds Bush Empire
19th April 2009 – London Shepherds Bush Empire
11th September 2009 – Bestival

Hatherley will be releasing next solo single ‘White’ mid summer 09 with the album following in September this year. Solo festival spots are on the cards as is her next solo tour in 2010.

And as for Bat For Lashes, second studio album ‘Two Suns’ is out on April 6th. Buy it.

And here it is, the track that’s been the soundtrack for nearly five years, from Hatherley’s 2004 debut, ‘Grey Will Fade’…enjoy…

Charlotte Hatherley – Summer (Direct Link) (Alt Link YSI)


Charlotte Hatherley’s Myspace

Bat For Lashes’ Myspace


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One thought on “Batting For Hatherley

  1. pollyo says:

    I’m amazed, she has gone from the Freebutt not even a year ago, to the Corn Exchange. Well done her!

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