The Haunted Man was Brighton’s other huge album this year, alongside The Maccabees Given The The Wild. It caused a stir before it’s release with it’s provocative artwork, but lead single Laura showed that Bat For Lashes didn’t need shock tactics to create attention for the album. Natasha Khan’s homecoming concert at The Dome was definitely one of the gigs of the year for us.
Bat for Lashes is back with a new single, called Laura:
Laura is the first track to be released from the new album The Haunted Man, which hits the shops on 15th October, and if you pre-order the album on iTunes now you can get it as a free download (or you can buy the track individually for a mere 79p).
According to the link from youtube, the album comes in a multitude of pre-order options. Pre-ordering from iTunes gets you Laura for free, the first 500 pre-ordere from Play get signed, and HMV and Recordstore pre-orders also come with additional material.
The artwork for the album is a photo by American nude photographer Ryan McGinley. I’ll let you click through rather than post up NSFW pics onto the blog.