Ex-Ash guitarist works on ‘epic’ album

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17 songs are being worked on

Former Ash guitarist Charlotte Hatherley is working a new album.

The singer/guitarist explained she has written 17 songs from the follow up to her 2004 solo debut ’Grey Will Fade’.

The album is being produced by Blur and Elbow producer Ben Hillier. She has also been working with PJ Harvey cohort Rob Ellis.

In a statement on Charlottehatherley.com she explained:

“I’m currently in Italy recording the follow up to ‘Grey Will Fade’. 12 songs have been thrown down so far, five more to go.

“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’.

“Either way, it’s becoming epic. The album will be mixed by Sir Ben Hillier in London in June.”

As previously reported by NME.COM, her former band have been working on the follow up to 2004’s ’Meltdown’ and have written 27 songs for it.