November 25, 2011 14:34

Long Blondes' Kate Jackson: 'I want to release my debut solo LP next year'

Singer also says working with Suede's Bernard Butler made her 'fucking terrified'

Long Blondes' Kate Jackson: 'I want to release my debut solo LP next year'

Photo: James Quinton/NME

Former Long Blondes frontwoman Kate Jackson has revealed that she has an "album's worth" of new songs and wants to release her first solo LP in 2012.

Jackson, who has been working on her own since The Long Blondes split in 2008, told NME that she will decide what to do with the material after the release of her new double A-side single 'Wonder Feeling'/ 'The Atlantic', which is out on December 5.

She said:

I've been working on [solo material] for three years now so I've got more than an album's worth of songs. I've got a big body of work and a lot to pick and choose from.


The singer, who said that she was "dipping my toe in the water" with the single release, added: "I haven't committed to a record label yet. This is to see what reaction I get, and I will hopefully put out an album next year."

She also spoke of her writing sessions with ex-Suede guitarist Bernard Butler, who worked with her on the new material. "He made me feel like an equal," she said. "I took my first song to him and I was absolutely fucking terrified because I was about to play this crappy track to my musical hero."

Before their split, The Long Blondes released their debut LP, 'Someone To Drive You Home', in 2005, and the follow-up 'Couples' in 2008. The band announced their decision to call it a day after lead guitarist Dorian Cox suffered a stroke.

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