Mercury Music Prize 2007 nominees: Bat For Lashes

We profile Bat For Lashes ahead of tonight's big announcement

Name: Bat For Lashes

Album: ‘Fur And Gold’

Odds: 2.75/1


Bat For Lashes aka Natasha Khan, a relation of the squash-dominating Khan dynasty – has created an album of great otherness with her debut. Having divided her time as a child between Hertfordshire and Pakistan, the now Brighton-based musician, echoes the likes of Bjork while possessing the subtle menace of the likes of Radiohead. Her nursery rhyme-like songs are stripped down paeans to wizards, horses and mystical femme fatales which in recent weeks have seen Bat For Lashes become the bookies favourite for this year’s prize.

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