Here's something you may or may not have been expecting to read on a Friday morning in 2007: Cathy Dennis is back next year with a new album.
Music Week have the story and from that we can reveal (nick) the following:
» The artist name will be Sexcassettes.
» There will be an album and live performances.
» She's been co-writing and producing with Dr Luke, Greg Kurstin and Mark Ronson. That's the sort of list of collaborators you'd usually expect to feature '…and Cathy Dennis', although in this case Cathy Dennis actually IS Cathy Dennis, which is both confusing and straightforward.
» Notes Cathy: “I
had an idea of starting a project for me to record a few new songs
where I sing. Now it is turning into something more
than that, as I have an album’s worth of material to record and take on
» There's no record label yet because Simon Fuller wants it to be an organic 'n' creative process (ie get the whole thing finished before a load of major label A&Rs start 'sticking their oars in'.)
» Fuller also notes that "it’s
very quirky pop music, with a real contemporary guitar feeling".
» We hope this isn't going to be another Wigwam.
It's true that for every 'Toxic', 'Sweet Dreams My LA Ex' and 'Can't
Get You Out Of My Head' there's been a ropey S Club Juniors album
track, a dodgy A*Teens effort or a Gareth Gates fiasco, but we'd expect the quality control on this project to be fairly high.
Cathy's greatest solo moment to date:
'More of this please.'