Our chat with Du Blonde at this year's End Of The Road


Du Blonde is the solo project of established artist, musician and animator Beth Jeans Houghton. Their punchy blues-punk anthems are cathartic and fit for a saddened age. After a three-year release hiatus and a third album in the pipeline for 2019, we caught up with Beth after their Main Stage set at End Of The Road.

How are you finding ETOR so far? 

I love EOTR, it’s my favourite festival! I was nervous before my set but it went really well. I have a new band and this was our second show together. It was really fun, and there were more people than I thought there would be.


What's your favourite thing about playing festivals? 


There was a long time that I didn’t play a lot of shows because of my label situation. The planning was more focused on putting a record out and then doing a couple of weeks of touring. When I was younger I was touring all the time. I don’t know whether it’s specifically festivals or shows in general, but I love doing them and I want to get back into it.

Your last album release was in 2015, and your new record is coming out next year. How has your time away from the limelight help your songwriting process? 

We are going to start putting singles out in the next couple of months. We recorded most of the record in Oakland, with two of the guys from Ezra Furman’s band, which was really nice. This is the first record that I have produced myself, which is something I always wanted to do. At the moment, the team of people I have around me is really great and supportive and allowing me to do what I want, and don’t make me do things that I don’t want to do.


Do you think it’s important for musicians to have that time away? 


For me, it wasn’t planned. I also do animation and art so I'm always going back and forth between things. I always think, even if you’re not writing, psychologically, especially if you live in London, to go away for a few months and reassess and get grounded. I like to go away to write if I can. It’s more about for me, with life, I write about things immediately after I'm sad. I had a therapist a couple of years ago and I was like "You know if I really do get happy, I won’t be able to write music" and he said "No Beth, this is not how it is." Usually the songs I write when I'm happy aren’t very good. I think it’s a form of therapy in itself. I have always documented things and put how I feel into a song, or a picture because then it’s there and I can walk away from it. It’s a good way to deal with things, I think.


What can people expect from the new record? 


I would say somewhere in-between the first record and the last one. Lots of lead guitar harmonies and garage punk, combined with some song written elements. It was really fun to make, and I'm really excited to play it to people who haven't already heard it.


You spoke a bit about your animation and art, how do these other creative influences impact your writing? 


I've always had a very strong visual style in my head. For this record, I’m going to make all of the music videos myself. It’s nice to have it as a whole package. It’s something you can express through animation or art that you can’t always do through music, and vice versa. Having all of these creative things going on is good for me because it means I don’t get bored easily. I’ve always wanted to do it this way, and people would try and get me to delegate different roles. This record that's coming out is the first one where I totally feel completely like it's mine. Even just for my personal experience, it was really important for me to have that. People always try to get men to do your work for you. I would love to put all of my energy into what I’m doing, so much of it's judgments or other people’s lack of expectation.


How did you find the change from being in band to being a solo artist?

The first record was with a band but was technically a solo record with a band. Even as I've changed from that band to Du Blonde, people would go up to the musicians I hired to play live and be like "Oh, I really like this song that you wrote." Someone said once that they could tell the difference between the ones I had written and the ones that were co-written even though I wrote them all. It’s the assumption that I have everything written for me. The transition was more about being labeled so much as folky, and I wanted to regain a sense of self and be able to have a character, in a sense. I'm not an extroverted person, so being on stage feels natural in one sense, but only because I'm in a totally different head space. It was also nice to not use my real name, it’s almost a separation. I wanted a fresh start. Fuck everyone who tried to make me into other things.


You published a social media post recently talking about how when you were younger people would tell you that you couldn’t be a musician – how did you fight that negativity?


I've always been a very insular person. In the beginning, I would never try to do anything out in the open. I would basically, go home and make stuff. My mum was so supportive. I was doing music at High School, and I wrote a song and I was the only person in the class that failed because the chorus got quieter. My teacher told me that it wasn’t a proper song because the chorus needed to elevate. I remember thinking "That’s bullshit!" I didn’t listen to them, but it worries me how many kids might be making the most fucked-up amazing weird stuff and someone tells them that it won’t work, and they end up getting a job that they don’t want.


What would you tell people that were told similar things to what you were told? What advice would you give to your younger self and to kids that age? 


I’ve been told that I'll fail and I'm not good enough and I'm doing things wrong more than I’ve been told that I’m doing things right. Everyone’s going to die, and do you really want to invest time in doing something that you don’t want to do, or do you want to just try?

Comments

  1. Hello everyone, am very happy to share this little awesome testimony about Dr olu a great herbal doctor who help me enlarge my penis size.3.2 cm to 8.3 cm longer with his herbal cream mixture, my girlfriend is now so amazed with the autonomous size of my penis , if you you are also in need of help on how to enlarge your penis to become bigger and stronger I adverse you to contact Dr on his email (drolusolutionhome@gmail.com) ) you or contact on whatsapp number +2348140654426 because he is one of the best herbal doctor that i can only show you up to, if your penis is 4.2 cm and want to get it reach 9.2 cm within three weeks i Dr olu is also specialized on obey m breast and boobs enlargement i advise you to contact him for help







    Hello everyone, am very happy to share this little awesome testimony about Dr olu a great herbal doctor who help me enlarge my penis size.3.2 cm to 8.3 cm longer with his herbal cream mixture, my girlfriend is now so amazed with the autonomous size of my penis , if you you are also in need of help on how to enlarge your penis to become bigger and stronger I adverse you to contact Dr on his email (drolusolutionhome@gmail.com) ) you or contact on whatsapp number +2348140654426 because he is one of the best herbal doctor that i can only show you up to, if your penis is 4.2 cm and want to get it reach 9.2 cm within three weeks i Dr olu is also specialized on obey m breast and boobs enlargement i advise you to contact him for help

    ReplyDelete
  2. INSTANT LOAN OFFER

    My company is offering Personal Business loan We stand apart from other lenders because we believe in customer service just 2% interest rate We Offer all types of Finance loan
    I'll advise you can contact us
    abdullahibrahimlender@gmail.com
    whatspp Number +918929490461
    Mr Ibrahim

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hello everyone. I was heartbroken because i had very small penis, not nice to satisfy a woman, i had so many relationship called off because of my situation, i have used so many product which i found online but none could offer me the help i searched for. i saw some few comments about this specialist called Dr Moses and decided to email him on dr.mosesherbalisthome@gmail.com
    so I decided to give his herbal product a try. i emailed him and he got back to me, he gave me some comforting words with his herbal pills for Penis t, Enlargement Within 5 day of it, i began to feel the enlargement of my penis, ” and now it just 2 weeks of using his products my penis is about 10 inches longer and am so happy..feel free to contact DR Moses on(dr.mosesherbalisthome@gmail.com)or whatsapp him on this number +2348156768667

    ReplyDelete
  4. I was cured of HIV with the used of natural herbs. My name is celina jolly
    and am from US. I love herbs so much. Most times, injection and drugs are
    just a waste of time. I was cured 8months ago, i suffered from HIV for
    13yrs but with the help of Dr. voodoo herbal medicine, i was cured within
    few weeks of drinking the herbs he sent to me through courier delivery
    service. This same doctor also cured my Aunty from herpes, as soon as i
    heard she had herpes, i quickly refer her to Dr. voodoo and she was cured
    too after drinking his herbs.I have referred more than 15 persons to Dr.
    voodoo and they were all cured from their various illness. Have you taken
    herbs before?. You have spent so much money on drugs,injections,surgeries
    etc and yet you have no good result to show for it. Contact Dr. voodoo now,
    he is a herbalist doctor, i assured you of a cure if you drink his natural
    herbs. Dr. voodoo have herbs that cures HIV, Herpes, diabetics, asthma,
    hepatitis, HBP, STD, cancer, chronic, etc. Contact Dr voodoo through his
    Email address on: voodoospelltemple66@gmail.com or WHATSAP/CALL him on +2348140120719 Please
    share the good news to other people once you are cured

    ReplyDelete
  5. Do you need Finance?
    Are you looking for Finance?
    Are you looking for a money to enlarge your business?
    We help individuals and companies to obtain loan for business
    expanding and to setup a new business ranging any amount. Get a loan at affordable interest rate of 3%, Do you need this cash/loan for business and to clear your bills? Then send us an email now for more information contact us now via Email:maxcreditfinance@googlemail.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. Do you need Finance?
    Are you looking for Finance?
    Are you looking for a money to enlarge your business?
    We help individuals and companies to obtain loan for business
    expanding and to setup a new business ranging any amount. Get a loan at affordable interest rate of 3%, Do you need this cash/loan for business and to clear your bills? Then send us an email now for more information contact us now via Email:maxcreditfinance@googlemail.com

    ReplyDelete

  7. We provide personal loans for debt consolidation, bad credit loans, unsecured loans, loans for bad credit and instant secured loans with cheap rates Do you have a firm or company that need loan to start up a business or need, personal loan, Debt consolidation? We will
    provide you with loan to meet your needs.
    Note: We offer the following loans to individuals-
    *Commercial Loans.
    *Personal Loans.
    *Business Loans.
    *Investments Loans.
    *Development Loans.
    *Acquisition Loans .
    *Construction loans.
    *Business Loans And many More:
    and many more at 2% interest rate. For more information contact us. Email: bullsindia187@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete

  8. We provide personal loans for debt consolidation, bad credit loans, unsecured loans, loans for bad credit and instant secured loans with cheap rates Do you have a firm or company that need loan to start up a business or need, personal loan, Debt consolidation? We will
    provide you with loan to meet your needs.
    Note: We offer the following loans to individuals-
    *Commercial Loans.
    *Personal Loans.
    *Business Loans.
    *Investments Loans.
    *Development Loans.
    *Acquisition Loans .
    *Construction loans.
    *Business Loans And many More:
    and many more at 2% interest rate. For more information contact us. Email: bullsindia187@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete

  9. We provide personal loans for debt consolidation, bad credit loans, unsecured loans, loans for bad credit and instant secured loans with cheap rates Do you have a firm or company that need loan to start up a business or need, personal loan, Debt consolidation? We will
    provide you with loan to meet your needs.
    Note: We offer the following loans to individuals-
    *Commercial Loans.
    *Personal Loans.
    *Business Loans.
    *Investments Loans.
    *Development Loans.
    *Acquisition Loans .
    *Construction loans.
    *Business Loans And many More:
    and many more at 2% interest rate. For more information contact us. Email: bullsindia187@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  10. Hello viewers around the Globe, I was despondent because i had a very small penis, about 2.5 inches soft and 4 inches hard not nice enough to satisfy a woman, i have been in so many relationship, but cut off because of my situation, i have used so many product which doctors prescribe for me, but none could offer me the help i searched for. i saw some few comments on the internet about this specialist called Dr odoma and decided to contact him on his mobile no i saw on the internet, I decided to give his herbal product a try. he gave me some comforting words with his herbal pills for Penis Enlargement, Within 2 week of it, i began to feel the enlargement of my penis, " and now it just 4 weeks of using his products my penis is about 9 inches longer, and i had to settle out with my Ex girlfriend Jane, i was surprised when she said that she is satisfied with my sex and i have got a large penis. Am so happy, thanks to Dr odoma  I also learn that Dr odoma also help with Breast Enlargement Hips and Bums Enlargement, If you are in any situation with a little Penis, weak ejaculation, small breast_hips_bums do get to Dr odoma  contact him now on his mobile no, or add him up on whatsApp (+2348100649947) email him drodomasolutionhome20@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  11. It’s obvious some patient with HERPES/HIV/CANCER are been enslaved to the antiviral and other supplementary Orthodox medicine just to help suppress the virus and not a cure. I have been with the virus since 2012 until I was introduce by a blogger who also narrated her story online on how she was cured of Genital Herpes after using Dr odoma herbal Medicine. This is a year and 2 weeks since I was delivered from Herpes. All thanks to God for using this Great herbalist to heal me. I have promise to keep telling good about Dr odoma  Please fill free to share Your problems with him and don’t forget to tell him I did refer you to Him. Thanks. Write him on gmail drodomasolutionhome20@gmail.com or WhatsApp him on +2348100649947. He deals with Alzheimer virus, Copd, Cancer HIV Herpes Genital warts ALS BV UTI Virginal infection Genital Wart HPV Hepatitis A/B Good luck HSV Pregnancy Ex back 

    ReplyDelete
  12. Thanks to Dr Odoma the great herbal man that help me enlarged my penis from 3 inches to 9 inches. my partner broke with me because of my poor sex life and my i had premature ejaculation and little penis cause i was not able to satisfy her on bed, i almost spent all i had on pills because i was ashamed , until i saw people testimonies online about this Doctor recommendation online for penis enlargement, and i emailed him and he told me how to get the cream (drodomasolutionhome20 @gmail.com) Whats app number +2348100649947

    ReplyDelete
  13. This is my testimony about the good work of Prophet Abulele who helped me.... I'm ELIZABETH from Arizona, UNITED STATE. And I am sorry for putting this on internet but I will have to because I want people to know this great spell caster that brought back my husband who left me out for past 6 years, I eventually melt this man on a blog site posting by one of his client that he helped, I explained everything to him and he told me about Prophet Abulele the spell caster that he had encounter with and he gave me an email address -prophetabulelehealingtemple@gmail.com and I wrote to the spell caster and told him my problems. In just 3 days, my husband was back to me. I just want to say thank you to this truthful and sincere spell caster called Prophet Abulele, sir all you told me has come to pass and thank you sir. Please I want to tell everyone who is looking for any solution to his or her problem, i advice you to kindly consult this spell caster, he is real, he is powerful and whatever the spell caster tell is what will happen, because all what the spell caster told me came to pass. You can kindly contact him on: his email address is- prophetabulelehealingtemple@gmail.com or directly on whats App him +2349022406159

    ReplyDelete

  14. Do you need a Loan?
    Are you looking for Finance?
    Are you looking for a Loan to enlarge your business?
    I think you have come to the right place.
    We offer Loans atlow interest rate.
    Interested people should please contact us on
    For immediate response to your application, Kindly
    Do you need an urgent loan at 3% APPLY:
    Whats App +91-8546023893
    clemalphafinance@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete

  15. Get a personal loan from €3, 000 to € 20, 000, 000 within 24 hours upon request. Other types of loans are also available in less than 72 hours. Contact me as
    needed. Contact Us At :clemalphafinance@gmail.com whatspp Number +91-8546023893
    Mr. Clem Alpha

    Business loan
    Home loan
    Debt consolidation loans
    Student loan
    Construction loan
    Car loan
    Hotel loan
    Personal loan
    Refinancing Loan
    Farm Loan
    Truck Loan etc.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Hello everyone i Am williams pster and i am from USA i am here to give my testimony about an herbal doctor called Dr,Odaba I was heartbroken because i had very small penis,not nice to satisfy a woman, i have been in so many relationship, but cut off because of my situation, i have used so many product which doctors prescribe for me, but could not offer me the help i searched for. i saw some few comments on the internet about this specialist called Dr,Odaba and decided to email him on his email i saw on the internet,(drodabasolutionhome@gmail.com ) so I decided to give his herbal product a try. i emailed him and he got back to me, he gave me some comforting words with his herbal product for Penis Enlargement, Within three weeks of me use it, i began to feel the enlargement, " and now it just 4 weeks of using his products my penis is about 8 inches longer, and i had to settle thing out with my ex girlfriend , i was surprised when she said that she is satisfied with my performance in bed and i now have a large penis.thanks to DR Odaba for is herbal product. you can also reach him with his Email:Drodabasolutionhome@gmail.com though is..number WHATASPP him today on this number [ +2347063915230 THANK YOU FOR READING  

    ReplyDelete
  17. Hello, my name is RITA CARMEN and I have been trying to get pregnant for over 12 years. i have been looking for ways online for so long, I first did Depo Provera Shot which i consecutively took every three months in order to get pregnant or fertile, but there was no way from it. I did Depo shot for 3 years constantly until my Doctors in Australia told me to try IVF because I had Endometriosis stage 4 and I resulted to try IVF (In Vitro Fertilization). For months after my IVF no progressed and my situation became worse that my husband had already had plans or getting married to another woman because I was barren. I read a testimony about Prophet Abulele how he had helped so many women with pregnancy problems and also how he usually casts return spells to bring back partner and make one fertile. Of all options tried, I gave Prophet Abulele a try. I am now a mother of a baby boy. For over 13 years of my marriage I received my help from this spell caster. I want to impact on someone's life and make the person get help from a good spell caster. Prophet Abulele's email is:- prophetabulelehealingtemple@gmail.com and his WhatsApp is +2349022406159 once you contact him, he will help you fast.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Hello viewers around the Globe, I was despondent because i had a very small penis, about 2.5 inches soft and 4 inches hard not nice enough to satisfy a woman, i have been in so many relationship, but cut off because of my situation, i have used so many product which doctors prescribe for me, but none could offer me the help i searched for. i saw some few comments on the internet about this specialist called Dr odoma and decided to contact him on his mobile no i saw on the internet, I decided to give his herbal product a try. he gave me some comforting words with his herbal pills for Penis Enlargement, Within 2 week of it, i began to feel the enlargement of my penis, " and now it just 4 weeks of using his products my penis is about 9 inches longer, and i had to settle out with my Ex girlfriend Jane, i was surprised when she said that she is satisfied with my sex and i have got a large penis. Am so happy, thanks to Dr odoma  I also learn that Dr odoma also help with Breast Enlargement Hips and Bums Enlargement, If you are in any situation with a little Penis, weak ejaculation, small breast_hips_bums do get to Dr odoma  contact him now on his mobile no, or add him up on whatsApp (+2348100649947) email him drodomasolutionhome20@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  19. Dear, Partner/Associate.
    I am a mandate to a Finance and Investment Company who is a premier provider of trade finance and project finance instruments as well as discountable bank instruments. We offer Genuine Bank Guarantees, Standby Letter of Credit, Pre Advice / RWA Messages, Documentary Letters of Credit, Bank Draft, Proof of Funds, Performance Bond, Medium Term Notes, and various SWIFT messaging services on lease and sale. We issue these instruments from prime banks, secondary banks, and financial institutions; and transmit SWIFT MT 760, MT 799, MT199, MT999 and other messages on behalf of our clients.
    We offer certifiable and verifiable bank instruments via Swift Transmission from a genuine provider capable of taking up time bound transactions. Kindly contact for genuine inquiries and I can provider you with the needed information.
    For further details contact us with the below information....
    Thank you.
    Mr. bradley blake
    Email: bradleyblakesfinancialfundsplc@gmail.com Skype ID: bradleyblakesfinancialfundsplc@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  20. After being in relationship with Wilson for seven years,he broke up with me, I did everything possible to bring him back but all was in vain, I wanted him back so much because of the love I have for him, I begged him with everything, I made promises but he refused. I explained my problem to someone online and she suggested that I should contact a spell caster that could help me cast a spell to bring him back but I am the type that don't believed in spell, I had no choice than to try it, I meant a spell caster called Dr odoma  and I email him, and he told me there was no problem that everything will be okay before three days, that my ex will return to me before three days, he cast the spell and surprisingly in the second day, it was around 4pm. My ex called me, I was so surprised, I answered the call and all he said was that he was so sorry for everything that happened, that he wanted me to return to him, that he loves me so much. I was so happy and went to him, that was how we started living together happily again. Since then, I have made promise that anybody I know that have a relationship problem, I would be of help to such person by referring him or her to the only real and powerful spell caster who helped me with my own problem and who is different from all the fake ones out there. Anybody could need the help of the spell caster, his email: drodomasolutionhome20@gmail.com orcall/whatsapp:+2348100649947 you can email him if you need his assistance in your relationship or anything. CONTACT HIM NOW FOR SOLUTION TO ALL YOUR PROBLEMS drodomasolutionhome20@gmail.com orcall/whatsapp:+2348100649947

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular Posts