The guitarist, who has released a track titled ‘Hook You Up’ as a free download from the new project, will put out her debut single proper as Sylver Tongue on May 21. That track is titled ‘Creatures’.
Speaking to NME about the project, Hatherley said: “I’ve had the songs for about two years now. I’ve spent the last three or four years touring with other people and that gave me a bit of a break from songwriting.”
She continued: “I got this collection of new songs together and I just didn’t want to do what I’d done before again. I didn’t want to do a DIY, indie, guitar version of what I’d done before. I wanted to do something completely and utterly different.”
Then asked why she’d decided to record under a pseudonym, she added: “I always wanted to do that. I always wished that when I joined Ash when I was 18 that I’d used a different name, it gives you more creative freedom.”
She continued: “It would mean I could have been a lot more outlandish, whereas being called Charlotte Hatherley is Jane Austen and very British and quite restrictive. With this, I didn’t want to be tied to any preconceptions. I don’t want to be the girl from Ash or the girl who played with Bat For Lashes.”
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