• A Certain Ratio

  • Richard H. Kirk & Sandoz

  • ADULT.

  • Lee Ranaldo

  • Goldfrapp

  • Nicolas Bougaïeff

  • Anand Wilder & Maxwell Kardon

  • Plastikman

  • Zola Jesus

  • New Order

  • Arca

  • Looper

  • Du Blonde

  • On Dead Waves

  • Lost Under Heaven

  • Lift To Experience

  • Liars

  • Swans

  • Ben Frost

  • Cold Specks

  • Silicon Teens —
    Music for Parties

  • Cabaret Voltaire —
    Hai!

  • Laibach —
    Iron Sky

  • Irmin Schmidt —
    Electro Violet

  • New Order —
    Music Complete: Remix EP

  • White Rabbits —
    Milk Famous

  • Cabaret Voltaire —
    Yashar

  • S.C.U.M —
    Amber Hands

  • Looper —
    These Things

  • Swans —
    The Great Annihilator

  • Carter Tutti Void —
    Transverse

  • Can —
    The Lost Tapes

  • Yeasayer —
    Longevity

  • Yeasayer —
    Amen & Goodbye

  • Looper —
    Offgrid:Offline

  • Grinderman 2 RMX —
    Grinderman 2 RMX

  • Liars —
    WIXIW

  • Yeasayer —
    Fragrant World

  • Lost Under Heaven —
    Spiritual Songs For Lovers To Sing

  • Lift To Experience —
    Falling From Cloud 9 EP

  • Liars —
    Staring At Zero

  • Lee Ranaldo —
    Moroccan Mountains

  • Lee Ranaldo —
    Thrown Over The Wall

  • Liars —
    Cred Woes

  • Ben Frost —
    Threshold Of Faith

  • ADULT. —
    Uncomfortable Positions (feat. Lun*na Menoh)

  • Lee Ranaldo —
    New Thing

  • Erasure —
    World Be Gone

  • Erasure —
    Love You To The Sky

  • Can —
    Dizzy Dizzy (The Singles Pt. 2)

  • Can —
    She Brings The Rain (The Singles Pt. 1)

  • Lee Ranaldo —
    Circular (Right As Rain)

  • ADULT. —
    We Are A Mirror (feat. Douglas J McCarthy)

  • Lift To Experience —
    Falling From Cloud 9

  • Goldfrapp —
    Systemagic

  • ADULT. —
    We Chase The Sound (feat. Shannon Funchess)

  • Looper —
    Farfisa Song

  • Goldfrapp —
    Anymore

  • Maps —
    Playlist: Vicissitude

  • Maps —
    Playlist: Turning The Mind & We Can Create

Du Blonde

Announces album details – Welcome Back To Milk – out 18/19 May. Announces June UK live dates.

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Du Blonde is not a persona or a character, it’s Beth Jeans Houghton ripping it up and starting again. Welcome Back To Milk is the Newcastle-born and sometimes Californian based singer’s second album, but her debut as Du Blonde, and it’s a complete reinvention: new name, new sound, new band, new attitude – and attitude is the key word.

It started at the V&A. Two years ago, in the cavernous final room of the ‘David Bowie Is…’ exhibition, Beth had an epiphany. “When I was a kid, my idea of being a musician came from all these big characters – Bowie, Bolan, Beefheart” she says. “I had this moment in front of all these chapters of his life: this is what I want to do and I haven’t done it for all of these years. All this stuff that was really important to me in the beginning, all of the creativity, emotional expulsion, I’d just lost all of that. It was such a sad moment, but also good – because you can’t change it unless you realise.”
It was time for a revolution and to get back to what she’d always promised herself: to keep moving, keep changing, keep pushing art and sound and never be pinned down. Beth Jeans Houghton was dead, and Du Blonde was born.

Where 2012’s debut Yours Truly Cellophane Nose threw everything at a song, Welcome Back To Milk strips everything back and is one massive release of pent up aggression, captured perfectly by producer and Bad Seed Jim Sclavunos. Heavy riffs, loud drums and vocal snarls contrast beautifully with poignant balladry and tenderness that fans of Houghton’s previous work will recognise. Future Islands frontman Samuel T Herring also provides guest vocals on Mind Is On My Mind.

“What am I pissed off about? In no particular order: the free wheeling judgement of faceless accusers online, every man and his dog giving me advice on how to live my life, what to wear, what not to say, how to write songs. Being asked if I’m on my period in business meetings. Being told to ‘just deal with’ misogyny. It’s clear that the message for young girls, in music, business and relationships, is still ‘shut up, do what you’re told and be thankful’.”

Du Blonde’s prime aim now is to connect with live audiences around the country. “I was hiding behind my guitar for so long. I want no choice but to look people dead in the eyes and give them all I have.” Beth will have this chance when she takes her new band out on the road this June.

 

DU BLONDE – UK TOUR

3 Jun – BRIGHTON GREEN DOOR STORE – Tickets: http://po.st/DuBlondeBton

4 Jun – LONDON 100 CLUB – Tickets: http://po.st/DuBlondeLondon

5 Jun – LEEDS BRUDENELL SOCIAL CLUB – Tickets: http://po.st/DuBlondeLeeds

6 Jun – BRISTOL LOUISIANA – Ticket: http://po.st/DuBlondeBristol

7 Jun – NOTTINGHAM THE BODEGA – Tickets: http://po.st/DuBlondeNHMan

9 Jun – MANCHESTER DEAF INSTITUTE – Tickets: http://po.st/DuBlondeNHMan

10 Jun – GLASGOW BROADCAST – Tickets: http://po.st/DuBlondeGlas

11 Jun – NEWCASTLE THE CLUNY – http://po.st/DuBlondeNC

24 Jul – THIRSK, DEER SHED FESTIVAL – http://po.st/DuBlondeDeerShedFest

 

Tickets for all shows go on sale from 10am on Tuesday 17 March, except Deer Shed Festival (on sale now) and London 100 Club, on sale at 10am on Friday 20 March.

Welcome Back To Milk is released 18 May on vinyl, CD, download and cassette. Special pre-order packages are available which include signed copies, various different artworks, hand crafted merkins (that one makes more sense if you look at the sleeve) and Beth will even design you a tattoo for you if you want. Full list here: http://po.st/DuBlondeStore

Welcome Back To Milk tracklisting

Black Flag

Chips To Go

Raw Honey

After The Show

If You’re Legal

Hunter

Hard To Please

Young Entertainment

Mr. Hyde

Four In The Morning

Mind Is On My Mind – featuring Samuel T Herring

Isn’t It Wild

Listen to Black Flag here: 

 

DU BLONDE ONLINE: 

WEBSITE /  INSTAGRAM / YOUTUBE / TWITTER / SOUNDCLOUD / TUMBLR




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