I quite liked the Beth Jeans Houghton & the Hooves of Destiny album of a few years ago “Yours Truly, Cellophane Noise” which was as quirky as its name suggests. It seems BJH was less keen and she now appears before of us reinvented as Du Blonde (pun on double? double entendre?). The album “Welcome Back to Milk” has some slightly perturbing packaging(see my signed copy) so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. Shouldn’t have worried. The show was great. The Louisiana is a small, friendly venue (upstairs in a good looking pub) – don’t think it fits more than a 120 so quite intimate. Support Lionface put on a good show and look worth watching out for. DB was really good – less confrontational than the build up suggested. Perhaps it was the presence of family in the audience – or maybe the press have overdone the angry bit. DB may actually be a bit more musically conventional than BJ&HoD – a bit rockier (more drums and guitar) maybe angrier lyrics- still strong melodies and a good voice. Short set – less than an hour including encore (Auntie Lesley joined her on stage as did Big Jeff and others.) I will keep watching BJH – either as DB or through another reinvention.
probably mainly the artist’s generation (and family), attentive, appreciative. Big Jeff obviously.
It made me think..
Back soon…no tickets for anything until Torres at the Lou in September so must remedy that.