“Homecoming made me feel excited about listening to new music again” – Loud and Quiet 9/10
“A glam-rock-pop-grunge blend of everything that makes music exciting” – 9/10 Gigwise
“DIY at it’s weird, wilful finest” – ⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Guardian
“The grunge-pop guitar don is throwing a hell of a party – and you’re absolutely invited too” – ⭐⭐⭐⭐ NME
Du Blonde is back with new album ‘Homecoming’ and with it, her own record label, clothing brand and all-round art house Daemon T.V.
Written, recorded and produced by Du Blonde (aka Beth Jeans Houghton), ‘Homecoming’ is a refreshing taste of pop-grunge finery. The album features guests Shirley Manson, Andy Bell (Ride/Oasis), Ezra Furman, The Farting Suffragettes, and members of Girl Ray and Tunng.
‘Homecoming’ began as a few songs hashed out on a porch in LA in early 2020. As Houghton’s desire to create something self-made and self-released merged with the oncoming pandemic, Beth found herself recording the entire album in her bedroom in London, drinking coffee until 4am and chain smoking cigarettes (which she insists she has now quit).
Having released via record labels throughout her 15 year career, Houghton decided to take the reins with ‘Homecoming’. It is her first entirely self produced and self released record, and her most successful album to date. Garnering positive press across the board, significant support from Spotify and 2 x BBC Radio 6 music playlist additions (A-list) for the singles ‘I’m Glad That We Broke Up’ and ‘All The Way’.
‘Homecoming’ has set a new precedent for the way Houghton writes and releases her music. On her own terms and in a manner that invites the audience to witness every aspect of the process.
“A trail of quotable lyrics and ferocious choruses” – Uncut 7/10
“An artist who finds energy in constantly moving and shaking things up” – The Line of Best Fit 7/10
“A rich seam of grungy purge-pop” – The Sunday Times
“Unstoppable as a lava flow” – MOJO
AGENT: Rob McGee