Du Blonde – ‘Black Flag’


Du Blonde, formerly Beth Jeans Houghton, has returned with a new moniker, new sound, a new single and news of a forthcoming new album.

Signalling this change of direction musically is latest single, ‘Black Flag’, offering a first glimpse to what we might expect from this fresh direction and the forthcoming album. ‘Black Flag’ demonstrates this super-charged powerful new sound with devastating effect. Thunderous drums, rumbling bass, heavy guitars and a vocal that burns with anger replace the refreshingly odd, off-beat and experimental pop music done so well by her and her band The Hooves of Destiny. It’s a rather dramatic makeover; raw, savage and done with plenty of poise.

Du Blonde’s record will be released sometime in the spring via Mute Records. Listen to ‘Black Flag’ below and get a free download here.


(Video) Beth Jeans Houghton & The Hooves Of Destiny – Atlas

Beth Jeans Houghton & The Hooves Of Destiny‘s debut album, Yours Truly, Cellophane Nose, is a little underwhelming, in a hit and miss sort of way. It does contain a number of absolute gems though, ‘Atlas’ like ‘Sweet Tooth Bird‘ before it, is a case in point. A spiky indie pop song, with the breezy vocals soaring above galloping instrumentation, ‘Atlas’ will find a place in your heart.

Yours Truly, Cellophane Nose is out now.

(Video) Beth Jeans Houghton & The Hooves of Destiny | Sweet Tooth Bird (Lightship Session)

Tipped by many in 2009, it has taken nearly four years for a debut album to surface from Newcastle-based Beth Jeans Houghton & The Hooves of Destiny.

Will it be worth the wait? Only time will tell. If it comes close to this wonderful rendition of ‘Sweet Tooth Bird’ for The Lightship Session Series we’ll be doing well. The song and performance are full of warmth and charm with trumpet fanfares and piano elevating Houghton’s somewhat uneasy whispering voice to new levels of greatness.

Beth Jeans Houghton & The Hooves of Destiny will release the debut album, Yours Truly, Cellophane Nose, on February 28th.