“Angel” by Du Blond
Du Blonde may sound like a band, but in fact it is, and always has been, the work of just one person. Beth Jeans Houghton. Her new album Lung Bread For Daddy delves even deeper into self sufficiency, seeing Beth take the reigns on production, instrumentation, album artwork and direction of music videos. This project is entirely her own.
Lung Bread For Daddy sees a meeting in which Beth’s previous two albums, 2015’s ‘Welcome Back To Milk’ and her debut ‘Yours Truly, Cellophane Nose’, take a seat at the table and make amends. Veering wildly between proto-punk, psych rock and the wholesome song writing of the 1970’s, taking the listener on a journey through the landscape of her past. It is an honest and often uncomfortable look into the life of a person whose experiences have been touched by a myriad of characters, homes across continents, periods of extreme loneliness, mental illness and a search for an understanding of personal identity. “My lyrics are always autobiographical. I have to be able identify with what I’m singing, and telling my story is therapeutic”.
This is never more apparent than on her new single Angel. “The line ‘So help me God I hope that you weren’t lying when you laid my body down’ is a reference to me ending a relationship with someone who had promised me a lot of things. It ended pretty abruptly when I realised they had never planned to go through with any of our plans. I wanted the song to sound like that first walk you take away from a situation like that. Angry, dumbfounded, but finally free.”
Lung Bread For Daddy
1. Coffee Machine
2. Take Out Chicken
3. Peach Meat
4. Holiday Resort
5. Baby Talk
8. Heaven Know
11. Days Like These
12. On The Radio
19 Feb 2019, Birmingham, Hare & Hounds 2
20 Feb 2019 Glasgow, Broadcast
21 Feb 2019 Manchester, Yes (Basement)
22 Feb 2019 Newcastle, The Cluny
24 Feb 2019 Leeds, Community Room, Brudenell Social Club
25 Feb 2019 Bristol, The Crofters Rights – SOLD OUT
26 Feb 2019 London, The Lexington – SOLD OUT
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