The Japan, Tom Tom Club and Talking Heads inspired 'Creatures' is out on May 21

Sylver Tongue – former Ash guitarist Charlotte Hatherley‘s new musical project – will release their debut single, ‘Creatures’, on May 21.

Working with producer James Rutledge (Fever Ray, Everything Everything), the track is a follow up to ‘Hook You Up’, a free download which Hatherley released earlier this year.

Hatherley has said that Sylver Tongue is inspired by the 1980s output of Japan, Tom Tom Club and Talking Heads. Sylver Tongue play London’s Shacklewell Arms on April 14 and London’s The Waiting Room on April 28.

Last year, Hatherley played her first show with Ash in five years as they kicked off their ‘Free All Angels’ anniversary tour in Dublin in October. Hatherley joined Ash in 1997 and recorded three albums with the band — including ‘Free All Angels’ — before her departure on amicable terms in January 2006.

Charlotte Hatherley has released there solo albums under her own name, 2004’s ‘Grey Will Fade’, 2007’s ‘The Deep Blue’ and 2009’s ‘New Worlds’. She has also played alongside Bat For Lashes and KT Tunstall.