Bat For Lashes Covers Radiohead, Cure, Peter Gabriel With String Quartet

Thom Yorke’s an avowed fan of Natasha’s, placing “Horse And I” on his iTunes Playlist with the note “Natsha Khan of Bat For Lashes ain’t scared” at a time when she was still trying to convince people Fur & Gold was more than the art-damaged, new age Kate Bush retread it was pegged. And that led to her opening for the Atoms For Peace side-project called Radiohead. Consider this returning the favour. Bat For Lashes are opening for Coldplay in South America this month and next; this rendition of “All I Need” — along with takes on the Cure’s “Lullabye” and Peter Gabriel’s “Solsbury Hill — comes from Friday night’s warm-up show at the De La Warr Pavilion in England’s Bexhill-on-Sea. The progression remains the same, the “Roygbiv” electronic sonics swapped for a string quartet. And as far as vocalists trying to take on Thom, dude already noted all that need be. (Via 24bit & Fluxtumblr.)

Natasha blogged in advance of the event:

I dont want to say too much about it, but it promises to be a very intimate and magical performance….a string quartet and projections by Julia Pott and Robin Bushell being the highlights! Ive been practising this week, and a little nervous but so excited about it.

Here are the upcoming dates:
2/28/10 – Rio de Janeiro @ Apoteose Stadium
3/02/10 – Sao Paulo @ Morumbi Stadium
3/04/10 – Bogota @ Parque Simon Bolivar
3/06/10 – Mexico City @ Foro Sol
3/07/10 – Mexico City @ Foro Sol
3/09/10 – Guadalajara @ Estadio Tres de Marzo
3/11/10 – Monterrey @ Estadio Universitario