Beth Jeans Houghton confirms Whelans Dublin 2012 live concert date for September 17th with The Hooves Of Destiny!
After the release of her debut album in February, Beth Jeans Houghton & The Hooves of Destiny have officially confirmed a brand new Irish Tour Date for 2012. Music Scene is delighted to reveal that Beth Jeans Houghton & The Hooves of Destiny will be performing live on stage at Whelans of Wexford Street in Dublin on Monday the 17th of September 2012. Tickets for Beth Jeans Houghton & The Hooves of Destiny live at Whelans in Dublin are priced from €15 including booking fee and are on sale now through Ticketmaster and usual outlets nationwide. Click here to buy tickets for Beth Jeans Houghton & The Hooves of Destiny live at Whelans in Dublin this September 2012.
Beth Jeans Houghton’s debut album, “Yours Truly, Cellophane Nose” introduces one of the most self-assured new artists of the year, a pop polymath whose blend off psychedelia, glam rock and chain gang folk is quite unlike anything else you’re likely to hear in 2012. Like her 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.
Adding muscle to Beth Jean Houghton’s far-ranging vocals are her band The Hooves of Destiny. Comprising Dav Shiel (drums, vocals samples) Rory Gibson (bass, vocals), Ed Blazey (guitar, trumpet, vocals) and Findlay Macaskill (violin, vocals), they’re a crack unit recruited from Beth’s native Newcastle.
Three years in the making, this studio album was created with producer Ben Hiller (Blur / Elbow / Depeche Mode). Initially, Beth Jeans Houghton had reservations about working with such a big name behind the desk, being almost punk-like in her attitude and resolutely independent in every facet of her career. Over time, Ben and Beth developed a harmonious working relationship, and the album changed shape many times in the making.
Songs about boys and dreams have never sounded so forceful and proud as these, and there’s plenty more to unpick in Beth Jeans Houghton’s hugely inventive lyrics: The Barley Skinny Bone Tree is about her mother, and the birth of her brother, and as for Nightswimmer, the perfectly names track is about a guy who sweats a lot in his sleep. The album also features a song that Beth wrote about her first relationship at 17, named Veins, which sits alongside brand new tracks like the ever-changing single Dodecahedron.
Having recorded the album without a record deal to ensure complete creative control, it was released on Mute in February of 2012.
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