Ash and Blur team up at the Carling Weekend

There's a meeting of minds between two British indie pin-ups...

CHARLOTTE HATHERLEY was joined by GRAHAM COXON at the CARLING WEEKEND READING AND LEEDS FESTIVALS.

A veteran of the festival as guitarist in Ash, Charlotte performed her solo set here for the first time this weekend.

And yesterday (August 25) at Reading she was joined by former Blur guitarist to play on her track ’Stop’. The pair are planning to do the same tonight in Leeds.

Charlotte told NME.COM: “Graham’s brilliant because he just kind of ambles on, pulls a few faces, plays some amazingly crazy wacky guitar, and then ambles off. Haha! It’s so cool.”

The collaboration was also a personal triumph. She continued: “I’m quite a huge Blur fan though, I went to see them when I was 15 and he was my kind of pin up, so in that respect I thought it was really mad. Is he still on my wall now? Yes!

Charlotte’s solo set includes singles ’Kim Wilde’ and ’Summer’ alongside self-penned Ash B-side ’Taken Out’ and a cheeky cover of Kim Wilde’s own smash ’Kids In America’.