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Album Review: Charlotte Hatherley – The Deep Blue

 
By on Tuesday, 24th February 2009 at 11:30 am
 

Charlotte HatherlyYou may already know Charlotte Hatherley as the former guitarist of Northern Irish rockers Ash, but now, having been solo for nearly five years and releasing two albums in that time, she is becoming a bit of a rock sensation herself.  Although her debut album didn’t make the biggest impact on the music scene, her second album “The Deep Blue” is simply outstanding.

You’d be forgiven for thinking that Charlotte is a different person from whoever was on the first record. The Deep Blue is a massive improvement and the album doesn’t rely on one or two hits. A funked up sound with splashes of gritty guitars and the odd synth really modernise Charlotte’s material.

The Deep Blue sounds like a complete record and every track contributes something. “Kim Wilde” was by far the best track from before The Deep Blue but now it has a few strong contenders. “Very Young” is by far my favourite song, taking nothing away from the others, it has everything a good rock hit needs. Guitar effects and an infectious chorus make it stand out from the first listen while the track “Wounded Sky” shows Charlotte’s mellow side with a gentle tempo and acoustic bliss. “Behave” and “Siberia” are another two tracks to listen to and they were good enough to attract the attention of Luke Smith who has made two awesome remixes, thrusting Charlotte into the club world.

The Deep Blue is soft and sweet but gritty and tough at the same time. Mellow ballads can turn into distortion demonised anthems with a click of Charlotte’s fingers, and as long as she maintains this standard, a bright career is surely on the cards.

 

Good Charlotte / UK Dates

 
By on Tuesday, 15th January 2008 at 9:24 pm
 

Good CharlotteMaryland emo-rockers Good Charlotte have announced a string of April UK dates, stopping off at 6 cities over a week.

Tickets go on sale tomorrow (Wednesday 16th January) at 9am.

Monday 7th April – Carling Academy Liverpool
Tuesday 8th April – Southampton Guildhall
Wednesday 9th April – Carling Academy Bristol
Friday 11th April – Norwich U.E.A.
Saturday 12th April – Carling Academy Brixton
Sunday 13th April – Carling Academy Sheffield

 

Charlotte Hatherley / UK Acoustic Tour

 
By on Wednesday, 19th September 2007 at 12:42 pm
 

Charlotte HatherleyCharlotte Hatherley has announced details of an intimate UK acoustic tour.

The 12 date tour has tickets on sale now at £7.50 each, except for London which is £8.50 a ticket.

Sunday 20th September – Stoke Sugarmill
Monday 1st October – York Fibbers
Tuesday 2nd October – Leeds Joseph Wells
Wednesday 3rd October – Newcastle University
Monday 8th October – Nottingham Social
Tuesday 9th October – Sheffield Plug
Saturday 13th October – Manchester Roadhouse
Monday 15th October – Northampton Soundhaus
Tuesday 16th October – Leicester Charlotte
Wednesday 17th October – Bath Moles
Monday 22nd October – Brighton Freebutt
Wednesday 24th October – London Borderline

Photo is taken from ‘s flickr stream under the Creative Commons license.

 
 
 

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