Bat For Lashes will have the honor and heavy burden of opening for Radiohead on their next European tour, which stops in Paris Bercy and Nimes Arenae in June. This shouldn’t be surprising, knowing that Radiohead, just like Björk or Devendra Banhart, counted among the most prominent fans of “Fur And Gold”, 1st imprint of the band led by Natasha Khan.
Refering to the song “Horse And I”, Thom Yorke reportedly said : “I love the harpsichord and the sexual ghost voices and bowed saws. This song seems to come from the world of Grimm’s fairytales, and I feel like a wolf.”
If there’s one Bat For Lashes track we can’t get enough of, it’s “What’s A Girl To Do” and its very Lynch-like, watch-it-over-and-over video:
Shara Worden, whom we’ve heard alongside Sufjan Stevens, before she took her own solo path under the moniker of My Brightest Diamond, feels like a dragonfly and dreams of flying away. Mabe you could help her by attending her Point Ephémère gig in Paris tomorrow, to listen to her crystal-clear yet powerful voice, coupled with nice songwriting skills and a highly endearing personality.
No wonder we are starting to see Tujiko Noriko more and more frequently booked at some of the best Parisian venues, as the Japanese-born singer and composer chose to live in our land of magical baguettes, as one can guess from the TV samples heard in her “Dead Earth“.
For us awaken Earthlings, the fairy Noriko-san will showcase her nursery rhymes, between well-written melodies and sharp experiments, Wednesday April 23rd at the Point Ephémère, as part of the feminine festival Les Femmes s’en mêlent.
Anna, Niklas, and Casper of Efterklang in Paris, Apr. 7, 2008.
After a magical show at the Divan du Monde where they presented their 2nd album Parades, Danish elves of Efterklang were back in Paris on April 7. Their unique sounds enlightened the dull concrete of the Point Ephémère.
On stage just like on their records, strings, brass, percussions and electronics delightfully mix with the heartful choirs and communicative enthusiasm of the 7 members.
As a sweet starter, Anna Brønsted, also a full Efterklang live member, sung a few titles alone at the piano, from her own enchanting project Our Broken Garden, whose first EP comes out on April 28 on Rumraket, Efterklang-run label, and internationally on Bella Union.