To mark the release of her much anticipated debut album, “Yours Truly, Cellophane Nose” (out 6th February 2012), the brilliant Beth Jeans Houghton will be taking her band, The Hooves Of Destiny, on a canter around the United Kingdom. For anyone picturing a girl and a guitar, think again – this is a full band performance with Beth plus Dav Shiel (drums, vocals samples) Rory Gibson (bass, vocals), Ed Blazey (guitar, trumpet, vocals) and Findlay Macaskill (violin, vocals). Collectively, they’re The Hooves Of Destiny – a crack unit recruited from Beth’s native North East.
If you’ve never seen Houghton before, expect the unexpected: Houghton’s 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.
LONDON DECEMBER SHOWS:
Mon 5 Dec, Dingwalls with Vetiver
Thurs 8 Dec, Cargo (End of The Road Christmas Party)
FEBRUARY 2012 TOUR DATES:
Fri 17 Feb, GLASGOW, THE CAPTAINS REST
Sat 18 Feb, ST. ANDREWS, ST. ANDREWS UNIVERSITY
Sun 19 Feb, MIDDLESBROUGH, WESTGARTH SC
Tue 21 Feb, LIVERPOOL, ERIC’S
Wed 22 Feb, LEEDS, BRUDENELL
Thu 23 Feb, MANCHESTER, DEAF INSTITUTE
Sat 25 Feb, NEWCASTLE, GATESHEAD OLD TOWN HALL
Sun 26 Feb, LEICESTER, THE MUSICIAN
Mon 27 Feb, CARDIFF, BUFFALO
Tue 28 Feb, BRISTOL, LOUISIANA
Wed 29 Feb, BIRMINGHAM, HARE & HOUNDS
Thu 1 Mar, LONDON, HOXTON BAR & KITCHEN