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.