Du Blonde

After releasing her fantastic third album ‘Homecoming’ earlier this year on her own label Daemon T.V., Du Blonde is coming to Sheffield at Yellow Arch Studios on Friday November 12th!

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, featuring guests including 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, and 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).

“I started writing this record in December last year. I was renting a room in LA from my friend and I was having a pretty bad time. My anxiety and depression were at a point where it was a struggle not to cry while ordering a sandwich. I’d gone out there to write, and once I got there I found out my guitar had been stolen and I couldn’t afford to buy a new one.” 

A saviour emerged in the form of Jeff Garlin (the gravel voiced star of The Goldbergs and Curb Your Enthusiasm). “My friend Ezra Furman had a show at Largo in Hollywood and the three of us were in the green room when Jeff heard my guitar had been stolen. It turns out he’s a huge guitar nerd, we’re both into classic rock, and so he helped me out and provided me with a guitar to write the album with. He brought it round to my house and as soon as he left I wrote ‘Undertaker’ and the rest of the songs followed just as quickly. I think it’s a magic guitar.”

Fans of Du Blonde’s previous two studio albums (2015’s ‘Welcome Back to Milk’ and 2019’s ‘Lung Bread for Daddy’) might be surprised to find that ‘Homecoming’ takes on the form of a pop record. The garage rock, grunge and metal guitar licks that have come to define Du Blonde are still there in spades, but as a whole the direction of the album is pop through and through.

Venue

Yellow Arch Studios 30-36 Burton Rd
Neepsend
Sheffield S3 8BX
UK
12th November 2021 - 7:30 pm
Yellow Arch Studios
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