New Album From Du Blonde

We’ve followed the chameleon like career of Beth Jeans Houghton with great interest ever since we saw her supporting Phosphorescent in London a few years ago. Since then she’s had the Hooves of Destiny and, more recently, the Du Blonde moniker – complete with an altogether heavier, grittier sound. She will be releasing her second album as Du Blonde titled Lung Bread For Daddy via … Continue reading New Album From Du Blonde

Nine Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Yak – Bellyache Du Blonde – Buddy Speedy Ortiz – DTMFA FIDLAR – Can’t You See Tess Parks & Anton Newcombe – Life After Youth SAVAK – Nature Erased Slaves – Magnolia Cloud Nothings – So Right So Clean Wasted Cathedral – Smoked, Out Somewhere                     Continue reading Nine Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

MM’S BEST OF THE YEAR: MRS MACKEREL’S TOP TWENTY SONGS

Our Best of the Year posts are coming to a close and for the penultimate list we hand over to the ever fragrant Mrs Mackerel. Over to you Mrs M… Another year banked. As ever, I look at my list and think yes, there are some that are keepers and others that maybe were just a mirage. A little like life really.   20 The … Continue reading MM’S BEST OF THE YEAR: MRS MACKEREL’S TOP TWENTY SONGS

MM’S BEST TRACKS OF 2015: 50-26

It’s the third instalment of our end of year list of our favourite tracks of 2015. Today we enter the top half of the chart with numbers 50 through to 26.   50 Mutual Benefit – Not For Nothing   49 Rats On Rafts – Last Day On Earth   48 Slaves – Ninety Nine   47 Diet Cig – Harvard   46 Decemberists – The … Continue reading MM’S BEST TRACKS OF 2015: 50-26

New Single From Du Blonde

We have already shared the first two excellent singles from Du Blonde’s forthcoming album Welcome back To Milk which sees the light of day on the 18th May. Now we have a third, Hunter shows the other side to Beth Jeans Houghton’s reinvention – this time we have a heartbreaker ballad complete with massive emotional chorus that contrasts dramatically with the riff-heavy aggression of her previous singles. … Continue reading New Single From Du Blonde

Du Blonde – Mind Is On My Mind

Du Blonde has unveiled the latest track to be taken from her forthcoming album, Welcome Back To Milk, out on 19th May. Mind Is On My Mind (also featuring Samuel T Herring of Future Islands) is the second brilliant taste of Beth Jeans Houghton ripping it up and starting again. Call it what you will – evolution or revolution – as she strips everything back in one massive release … Continue reading Du Blonde – Mind Is On My Mind

Du Blonde – Black Flag

We posted a few days ago about the return of Beth Jeans Houghton, her new moniker of Du Blonde and her change of direction musically. Here is Black Flag, a super-charged sonic change of direction that kicks off her new sound with thunderous drums, rumbling bass, heavy guitars and a vocal that burns with visceral rage. Listen below (turn it up to 11), and get a … Continue reading Du Blonde – Black Flag

Beth Jeans Houghton Becomes Du Blonde

Beth Jeans Houghton will release a brand new album this spring on Mute under the name Du Blonde. The new moniker announces a fresh start for Beth whose forthcoming album is a big change in musical direction – as evidenced by the short taster video below. Her 2012 album Yours Truly, Cellophane Nose was a standalone piece of polymath pop, and a big favourite of Mrs … Continue reading Beth Jeans Houghton Becomes Du Blonde