Gossip frontwoman Beth Ditto is set to kick off the New Year by making her debut as a solo artist.

The Standing in the Way of Control hit-maker is reteaming with British dance music producers Simian Mobile Disco - formed by James Ford and Jas Shaw of the band Simian - for an as-yet-untitled EP set to hit shelves in January.

The singer first worked with the pair on a song called Cruel Intentions for their 2009 album, Temporary Pleasure.

According to NME.com, Ditto's record will feature four new songs and will be released on 12-inch vinyl and as a download.

A specific release date had not yet been confirmed as WENN went to press.

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