Following the release of her début EP in May, Natasha Haws’ first single Stranger will be released November 12th 2012. Now signed to Tiny Lights Recordings, Stranger is a step towards a grander, more sophisticated sound for Natasha Haws.
The track will be available to download, as well as on limited edition CD.
Thundering tribal drums, alongside Natasha’s trademark elegant vocals make this a track laden with both vulnerability and foreboding. Murky and vast, this tale of moral entanglements and true love’s poor-timing invokes the moody intensity of the likes of PJ Harvey, Warpaint, and Zola Jesus.
Since beginning to write her own music one year ago, Natasha has gigged around the country and racked up support slots with acts such as The Futureheads, Stephen Fretwell, Lucy Rose, Willy Mason and Karima Francis (after only two performances). She has also been hand-picked for appearances at Split Festival,Evolution Emerging, and Willowman Festival this summer.
A UK tour will follow the single release, beginning November and hitting cities the length of the country. Dates are listed below.
Stranger’s accompanying video will be unveiled in the coming weeks, produced by revered photographer Ian West, who has previously put his distinctive stamp on videos for Hyde and Beast, The Futureheads and The Lake Poets.
A launch night to celebrate the single’s release will be held at Newcastle’s prestigious Literary and Philosophical Society on November 9th. The gig will feature a rare performance by ‘gently-does-it genius’(NME) singer-songwriter Lucas Renney, along with other special appearances.
The single will feature a bonus track, a cover of The Futureheads’ Heartbeat Song. Natasha duets on the track with the band’s front-man Barry Hyde, with strings courtesy of The Futureheads’ bassist Jaff.
- 9th Nov: Single Launch, Lit and Phil, Newcastle
- 14th Nov: Komedia, Brighton
- TBC Nov: Odd Bar, Manchester
- 17th Nov: Zanzibar, Liverpool
- 28th Nov: Undersolo, London
- 1st Dec: Pindrop, Hartlepool
- 8th Dec: Kids Are Solid Gold Xmas Party, Middlesbrough
- 15th Dec: Old Cinema Laundrette, Durham
- 21st Dec: Cluny2, Newcastle