TRACK OF THE DAY – DU BLONDE- Mind Is On My Mind

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Beth Jeans Houghton’s reemergence  as Du Blonde is every bit as engaging and idiosyncratic as you might expect from an artist whose sense of adventure and willingness to take risks seems boundless.

Indeed the fact that she’s decided to start again as Du Blonde instead of building on her previous work could be described as brave but she puts it in a way that makes it seem like an entirely natural and necessary progression –  ” having freed myself from the rusty and bloody shackles of Beth Jeans Houghton – both musically and spiritually – I felt it only right to step forth under a new name “

‘Mind Is On My Mind’ (featuring Samuel T. Herring) is taken from the forthcoming album, Welcome Back To Milk – and it certainly has a rockier edge than her Hooves Of Destiny output, whilst the promo shots are, lets face it, slightly terrifying in which Du Blonde appears to resemble some sort of musical Morlock in a merkin. It’s a fascinating track, less aggressive and confrontational than the previous offering ‘Black Flag’ and it does make you wonder what the overall vibe on the forthcoming album will actually be. Nevertheless whatever direction Du Blonde pursues we’re pretty sure it will be an arresting and essential listen.

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Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the VPME.com. House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

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