Charlotte Hatherley joins Bat For Lashes

She's also got a new solo album on the way

Former Ash guitarist Charlotte Hatherley has announced she will play with Bat For Lashes‘ band throughout this year.

Writing on Charlottehatherley.com, the guitarist revealed her plans for the year, which include playing UK dates and festivals with Bat For Lashes.

“I have been moonlighting with the delectable Natasha Khan of Bat For Lashes,” she wrote.

“I will be touring with Bat For Lashes until September, starting in the UK [in] April…gig of note, April 17 and 19 at the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire…spreading like a happy disease through Europe and USA and hitting the festivals in the summer.

“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.

Hatherley also confirmed that she is preparing to release a new solo album, called ‘Cinnabar City’.

“Next weekend I am making a video for the first single ‘White’ which is going to be amazing. No, really you must take my word for it. I am learning the song backwards which is incredibly weird and will be having paint thrown at me from all directions, whilst wearing a super sci-fi white dress. Think a happy ‘Carrie” from the future.”

She added that ‘White’ will be released this summer, with ‘Cinnabar City’ following in September.