Beth Ditto ready to get her Gossip on 

She could’ve just rested on the gilded laurels of “Music For Men,” her year-old breakthrough album with her bracing band Gossip.

But plus-sized frontvixen Beth Ditto has been busy on a variety of fronts.

She’s designed fashions for the Evans line, just appeared on the cover of Love Magazine, and even strutted down the catwalk for Jean-Paul Gaultier at last year’s Paris Fashion Week. And currently, the always-outspoken gal is ensconced in a studio, hard at work on the next Gossip effort.

But on March 8, Ditto will issue a solo “EP,” a fizzy little dancefloor cocktail she concocted with the UK duo Simian Mobile Disco.

She’d already toured with them, even trilled on their “Cruel Intentions” track from 2009’s “Temporary Pleasures” album.

So it makes sense that SMD’s James Ford and Jas Shaw would push the experiment further, co-writing and also producing tracks like “Goodnight, Good Morning,” “Do You Need Someone” and kickoff lived-to-tell-themed single “I Wrote The Book” (whose Price James-directed video is already up at www.gossipyouth.com).

Fans see this singer as a true barrier-smashing superstar.

We say Ditto.

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