Back in a time before Charlotte from The Subways, the only Charlotte all our indie boy friends
had eyes for was Charlotte Hatherley. Bounding about in Ash with a big bass guitar, she was all they wanted. Then Charlotte decided she'd had enough of playing around with boys and released one of the finest albums of 2004 with her debut solo record Grey Will Fade.
Since then she's made us insanely jealous by being a major part of the Simon Pegg / Nick Frost / Edgar Wright (who she's engaged to) Crouch End posse, quit Ash, and duetted with Kim Wilde on a new version of Kids in America. But now things are firmly falling into place with news on album no. 2 coming out thick and fast.
Produced by Eric Drew Feldman, Rob Ellis and Charlotte herself, The Deep Blue will be released in March 2007. It'll be preceeded by an digital only EP release Behave featuring three new songs and a remix by of the title track by Luke Smith (Clor *sob*). You can hear a rather shonky quality version of the new single here.
Charlotte describes the album as:
The songs are most comparable to 'Where I'm Calling From' from 'G.W.F', with a little bit of the Paragons thrown in for good measure. Eric Feldman says it's 'the sound of Flirtinis on the beach', whereas Rob Ellis thinks it sounds like 'fireflies copulating in a bush'.
She'll be taking it on tour in February 2007, and if it's anything like her 2004 gig at ULU, it's going to be mighty!