Beth Jeans Houghton / Du Blonde

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Beth Jeans Houghton is a precociously talented singer songwriter and performer from Newcastle Upon Tyne.

Jeans Houghton started writing songs in her teens, releasing a series of singles and EP before she had reached her 20’s. Her debut album, “Yours Truly, Cellophane Nose”, released with her band The Hooves Of Destiny, was released on Mute in 2012.

Described by the NME in 2008 as “a Joni Mitchell for the anti-folk generation”, Jeans Houghton continues to grow as an artist continually cultivating a sound that is truly her own.

Beth Jeans Houghton’s second album, ‘Welcome Back To Milk’ was her first as Du Blonde, and represented a a complete reinvention: new name, new look, new band, new attitude – and attitude is a key word.

Du Blonde is not a persona or a character, it’s Beth Jeans Houghton ripping it up and starting again.
Where Yours Truly, Cellophane Nose threw everything at a song, Du Blonde strips everything down to the bare essentials.

The album is a total revolution, but there are seeds of Beth’s past in there now: psychedelic tangents. “Glam rock, psych and garage are still main stays,” she says.

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