Charlotte Heatherly Wants You To Discover Her New Worlds

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For all the lip service paid to spontaneity in rock music, it’s a quality that manifests all too rarely in contemporary rock, indie or otherwise. At some point, the image of the tortured genius pulling out hair over murky mixing-board wizardry dug into the public’s consciousness and became part of the rock ‘n’ roll myth, but if we think about it, we eventually realize that no matter what digital wonders the new year brings us, some part of us will always hunger for raw clarity and simplicity in our music. Look no further than Charlotte Hatherley, who will release her U.S. debut New Worlds October 13th on Minty Fresh.

New Worlds is about “stripping away layers and trying to get to the heart of things”. With this inspiration in mind, Charlotte Hatherley recorded New Worlds in one frenzied week in London – no demos, no overdubs and no time to spare. In her own words: “I wanted to get away from the elaborate and laborious studio record… I wanted something that would hit you in the face straight away”. With her back to the wall, Charlotte created an album that finds revolutionary truth in colors, art and scenes of emotional honesty, and she channeled her jaw-dropping guitar chops into a visceral work that reverberates through the primal parts of your synapses.

After touring with U.K. Rockers Ash since age 17 and departing for a solo career in 2005, New Worlds marks the point where Charlotte Hatherley truly comes into her own as an artist. “The full lyrics to ‘New Worlds’ include ‘we can make, such bright such great, new worlds’ and that’s exactly what I want to do through my music, create amazing, bright and inspiring New Worlds.” She has succeeded.

Watch for Charlotte Hatherley to tour the U.S. soon, (you may have already caught her playing guitar for Bat For Lashes over the summer). Natasha Khan is only one of Charlotte’s more recent converts – Andy Partridge of XTC and David Bowie have already given her glowing reviews.

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