Welcome to another edition of “Please Release Me,” in which your Idolators request–nay beg–that an out-of-print, delayed or held-up-in-customs album be issued Stateside:
Artist: Charlotte Hatherley
Hometown: United Kingdom
Albums: Grey Will Fade, 2004; The Deep Blue, 2007
What is it?: A lightning-flashy guitarist who added her six-string skills to Ash when she was 17, Hatherley released her first solo album, the powerpoppy Grey Will Fade, in 2004, while she was still a member of the band. In 2006, she went solo; a year later, she released The Deep Blue on her own label, Little Sister Records.
Where is it?: We’ve written about Hatherley a couple of times already; since then, we’ve become even more infatuated with her smart, spunky music, which sounds tailor-made for any budding guitar heroine who’s bothered by the gender imbalance in Guitar Hero. The albums’ import-only status, though, means that they’re both priced over $30 for Stateside customers. Surely there’s a label out there who wants to pick up the Little Sister catalog for release on this side of the pond?