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Springsteens I'm On Fire gets stripped bare

Springsteens I'm On Fire gets stripped bare

Bat For Lashes' multi-intrumentalist Natasha Khan has recorded a piano ballad version of a classic Bruce Springsteen track.

The sensual version of the Boss' 'I'm On Fire' has been an audience favourite on tour in France, where Khan has been performing as part of french music magazine, 'Les Inrocks' nationwide tour.

The Sprinsteen cover version will appear as the B-side to forthcoming single, 'Prescilla' - the song, taken from her 2006 debut album, 'Fur And Gold,' has been re-worked with a horn section to bring out it's rawness.

'I'm On Fire' is a favourite of Radio One DJ Rob Da Bank, who has repeatedly played it since Bat For Lashes recorded the song live on his show.

Khan's high-profile fans include Devendra Banhart, Radiohead's Thom Yorke, Bjork, Nellee Hooper, and Brett Anderson.
The latter trio were in the audience for Bat For Lashes last London show.

Bat For Lashes' Khan, backed by regular touring band, is also about to embark on her first full UK tour, starting in Leeds next month, the full details are as follows:

Leeds Brudenell Social Club (February 18)
Nottingham Rescue Rooms (19)
Birmingham Glee Club (20)
Manchester RNCM Concert Hall (22)
Leicester Y Theatre (23)
Bristol Thekla Social (26)
Oxford Zodiac (27)
London ULU (28)
Barrow-In-Furness Canteen (March 2)
Glasgow Oran Mor (3)
Sheffield Memorial Hall (4)
Norwich Arts Centre (5)

The single ‘Prescilla’ is will be available on CD and download from February 26.
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