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Du Blonde

Homecoming

Daemon T.V.



limited neon pink lp

Released: 2nd Apr 2021

£19.99


limited white lp (pre-order)

Expected Release: 16th Apr 2021

£19.99


cd

Released: 2nd Apr 2021

£11.99


Treading the line between pixies, hole, and a particular guitar pop je ne sais quoi, Du Blonde’s 4th album is a punchy splash of acerbic melodic colour.

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, Ezra Furman, Andy Bell (Ride/Oasis), The Farting Suffragettes, and members of Girl Ray and Tunng among others. The album 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 then incoming pandemic. 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. Houghton’s freak flag is still flying high however, a fact that’s no more apparent than on ‘Smoking Me Out’, a bizarre mash up of 80’s shock rock, metal and 60’s pop group harmonies. This defiant and energetic attitude can be heard throughout ‘Homecoming’, whether writing about her medication (30mg of citalopram, once a day), her queerness on 'I Can’t Help You There' (“I’ve been a queen, I’ve been a king, and still I don’t fit in”), to the joyous and manic explosion of 'Pull The Plug' (“say that I’m deranged, but I’ve been feeling more myself than ever”), Houghton is nothing if not herself, full force and unapologetic in her approach to writing, playing and recording her music.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Homecoming

Tracklist

  1. Pull The Plug
  2. Smoking Me Out
  3. I Can't Help You There
  4. Ducky Daffy
  5. Medicated
  6. I'm Glad That We Broke Up
  7. All The Way
  8. Undertaker
  9. Take One For The Team
  10. Take Me Away