Soon to follow up her superb 2006 debut "Fur and Gold" with her new album "Two Suns" at the beginning of April, Natasha Khan is getting ready to take her Bat For Lashes project on the road this summer. And she's picked up a new band member. Former Ash guitarist Charlotte Hatherly has announced via her website that she will tour with Bat For Lashes from April until September in the UK.

Hatherly seems to be ecstatic about the collaboration. "I'm happy as Larry because the music is so ace and I not only get to play heavily chorused guitar a la The Cure, but get to play throbbingly fuzzed-up bass, keyboards and twinkly bells."

Khan has yet to schedule any Irish dates for the summer but let's keep our fingers crossed for a festival appearance. Hatherly will follow up the Bat for Lashes tour with the release of a new solo album "Cinnabar City" in September.