Du Blonde Announces New Album

DU Blonde AKA: Beth Jeans Houghton announces details of her new album 'Welcome Back To Milk,'

Du Blonde AKA: Beth Jeans Houghton is changing things around. Welcome Back To Milk is the Newcastle-born and sometimes California based singer’s second album. With her debut as Du Blonde, she has created a new name and sound, with a brand new band as well.

It started at the V&A. Two years ago, in the cavernous final room of the ‘David Bowie Is…’ exhibition, Beth had an epiphany. “When I was a kid, my idea of being a musician came from all these big characters – Bowie, Bolan, Beefheart” she says. “I had this moment in front of all these chapters of his life: this is what I want to do and I haven’t done it for all of these years. All this stuff that was really important to me in the beginning, all of the creativity, emotional expulsion, I’d just lost all of that. It was such a sad moment, but also good – because you can’t change it unless you realize.”

“What am I pissed off about? In no particular order: the free wheeling judgment of faceless accusers online, every man and his dog giving me advice on how to live my life, what to wear, what not to say, how to write songs. Being asked if I’m on my period in business meetings. Being told to ‘just deal with’ misogyny. It’s clear that the message for young girls, in music, business and relationships, is still ‘shut up, do what you’re told and be thankful’.”

Du Blonde’s prime aim now is to connect with live audiences around the country. “I was hiding behind my guitar for so long. I want no choice but to look people dead in the eyes and give them all I have.” Beth will have this chance when she takes her new band out on the road this June.

Welcome Back To Milk tracklisting
Black Flag
Chips To Go
Raw Honey
After The Show
If You’re Legal
Hunter
Hard To Please
What Is It Like
Mr. Hyde
Four In The Morning
Mind Is On My Mind (featuring Samuel T Herring)
Isn’t It Wild

DU BLONDE – UK TOUR
3 Jun 2015 – BRIGHTON GREEN DOOR STORE
4 Jun 2015 – LONDON 100 CLUB
5 Jun 2015 – LEEDS BRUDENELL SOCIAL CLUB
6 Jun 2015 – BRISTOL LOUISIANA
7 Jun 2015 – NOTTINGHAM THE BODEGA
9 Jun 2015 – MANCHESTER DEAF INSTITUTE
10 Jun 2015 – GLASGOW BROADCAST
11 Jun 2015 – NEWCASTLE THE CLUNY

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