Beth Jeans Houghton signs with Mute Records

The first time we came across Beth Jeans Houghton she was supporting Phosphorescent at a gig in London. She was disarmingly quirky, funny, and a little self conscious, but underneath the oddball behaviour it was obvious that there was real songwriting talent and a unique voice at work.

After releasing just one EP (Hot Toast) and one single (Golden/Night Swimmer), Houghton attracted major mainstream media attention in the UK, only to promptly disappear shortly after with next to nothing being heard from her since the end of 2009. So it was good to hear that she is back, has signed with legendary indie label Mute and will release her debut album in the autumn.

A new track Dodecahedron showcases her extraordinary voice and off-kilter lyrics, exploding in cascades of colours and little drummer boy beats. It is a nice appetiser for the album…

Download Beth Jeans Houghton – Dodecahedron mp3

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