You may know her from her work with Bat for Lashes or alternative rock band, Ash, but Charlotte Hatherley is wagging the microphone on her own now as Sylver Tongue.
a cool mix of Debbie Harry and Alison Goldfrapp, but for a generation of technology natives
Turning heads with a club-sexy groove whose electro-meets-synth pop sound swaggers about, Hatherley’s solo project is a sugared slice of day-glo picked from the same tree as Goldfrapp. Her first EP under the Sylver Tongue moniker, Something Big, is a splashy taste of the musician’s cool breeze through the land of keyboards and synths.
“Creatures” is a slippy, vocal-heavy track showcasing the range of Hatherley’s lungs–sometimes swinging sultry and low and sometimes creeping high and light. Feeling a little more fun, “Something Big” takes the best of late 80s and early 90s synths and layers them beneath a simple refrain, “Here we are in the middle of something big…the rhythm is beating on.”
What is most significant, however, is not the dance-worthiness of these tracks (and they are meant for dancing to,) but rather the smoothness of Hatherley’s talents–she’s a cool mix of Debbie Harry and Alison Goldfrapp, but for a generation of technology natives who may or may not know the ethereal glow of both Harry and Goldfrapp.
A slick ride and bright fusion of electronic noise, Sylver Tongue is perfect for sprucing up an otherwise gray afternoon.
Sylver Tongue is found online at Soundcloud, Twitter, Facebook and her official site SylverTongue.com.
Sal Christ is a writer with headphones glued to her ears. Getting some hang time upside down daily is of the utmost importance, as is sucking down a cup of sarcasm. For more music action, follow her on Twitter.