Beth Jeans Houghton wants you to know that she is dead, and Du Blonde is in her place.
Du Blonde, Houghton’s recently christened name, has also released the heavy rock and roll slammer “Black Flag” on Soundcloud.
“Don’t try me, ‘cos I’m not in the mood,” gives us a clear idea of how she’s feeling these days on “Black Flag.”
Houghton, from Newcastle Upon Tyne (also notable for being Sting’s homeland), is a singer songwriter who claims everything from punk, 70s folk, psych-pop, soul and rock as influences. The album, “Yours Truly, Cellophane Nose,” by Beth Jeans Houghton and the Hooves of Destiny, was released in 2012. She’s flying solo now though, hence the new moniker.
“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 and let the rituals commence,” she says in a recent press release.
Houghton was still kind enough to offer a free download of “Black Flag” if you visit Du Blonde’s website and sign your life away.
Her new album will be out this spring on Mute.