Beth Jeans Houghton and The Hooves of Destiny
Saturday 22nd September 2012Stereo, Glasgow
Where she treads others will undoubtedly follow.” Uncut, ‘Debut Album of the Month’ ****
“A dazzling listen” Q ****
“An extraordinary find” Sunday Times
“Yours Truly, Cellophane Nose has an intimate, unusual charm that’s all it’s own” NME
“Beth Jeans Houghton & The Hooves Of Destiny will steal your hearts” - Clash 9/10
“one of the year’s most exciting newcomers” The Sun, 4.5/5
With the dazzling debut album ‘Yours Truly, Cellophane Nose’ galloping its way to the nation’s hearts, Beth Jeans Houghton & The Hooves Of Destiny are set to release ‘Atlas’ as their next single on Mute on 23 April 2012, with a special Record Store Day release on 21 April.
Penned in 2009 and described by Houghton as being a song “about change,” the hyperactive track tells of two people comparing their globetrotting stories: “Dissecting the atlas for places we’ve been/Your list is longer but you’ve got more years on me,” it says.
The brilliant, black-and-white video was directed and produced by Beth’s friend Juan Iglesias in Los Angeles, where the singer has spent much of the year. It stars actress Brenda King (and a rabbit) in a clip that’s part stop-motion animation, part film noir and part Benny Hill chase sequence. “It’s special to me because of the locations used and the people involved are all friends.” says Beth.
With an extensive UK tour including a sold out Hoxton Bar and Kitchen, London behind them, Beth Jeans Houghton & The Hooves Of Destiny will be back on the road in the summer, with a host of one-off gigs and festival fixtures. If you’ve never seen Houghton and her Hooves before, expect the unexpected: her performances are always different, always unpredictable and always wildly entertaining, her between-song chat giving an eye into the slanted world explored further in her inspired lyrics.
‘Yours Truly, Cellophane Nose’ was created with producer Ben Hiller (Blur / Elbow / Depeche Mode). It introduces one of the most self-assured new bands of the year, fronted by a pop polymath whose blend of psychedelia, glam rock and chain gang folk is quite unlike anything else you’re likely to hear in 2012. Like Houghton’s utterly unique stage outfits, it’s made from disparate individual elements that wouldn’t work on paper, but sing out like a holy choir in the execution.