Tuesday, May 10, 2011

"I Will Return I Promise" - Beth Jeans Houghton

It has been a couple of years since she first popped up on the scene with the EP 'Hot Toast - Volume 1'. I first heard (of) her, and then immediately bought the EP at the Rough Trade pop-up store, at End Of The Road 2009.
You might be forgiven for thinking that the toast is getting stale, and there certainly hasn't been a second round, but now things are moving fast. Here she is, in the then rather basic 'Local' tent, at EOTR 2009.

It is very easy to forget that this is actually not much more than eighteen months ago.
This may well have actually been her first festival performance but, due to The Horrors having to cancel due to illness, she did a slot on the very much larger Big Top stage later in the weekend, which I did not see, and again to much acclaim by all accounts. There is something very EOTR about all this (as Caitlin Rose proved in 2010)...
The d├ębut album has taken a while longer than anticipated, though it is now (May 2011) complete. Nevertheless she appeared again in the meantime with her band The Hooves of Destiny on the Lake Stage at Latitude 2010 on Sunday afternoon.
Both these photos do not however include an absolutely vital part of the live 'Beth Jeans Houghton and The Hooves of Destiny' experience, so it is high time to put that right.
Rory Gibson on bass.
  
She is good on her promise too: on Monday it was confirmed that Beth Jeans Houghton and The Hooves of Destiny are to appear at EOTR 2011 with, no doubt, the album to showcase.
Now signed to Mute Records the track Dodecahedron is available as a free, legal download in the meantime.

4 comments:

elvislives77 said...

I seem to remember she also played in the big tent the following night Rich. Great EP but she's gone very quiet hasn't she?

Richard G said...

I think you caught me part way through writing this! I can't seem to add photos to my draft posts unless I publish them first and then edit them - maybe I just don't know how.
Hope all is well with you - see you at EOTR 2011?

elvislives77 said...

I know how you fell about the tech stuff though you seem much more able than me. I'm ok thanks. Still not sure if I'm going to EOTR 2011. Lots of reasons to go, including now BJH playing but my friends who joined me last year have decided they're not going and it's a long way to go on my own.

I know what I should do. Drink a bottle of red and buy my ticket and then the decision is made for me. Hopefully see you there Richard.

elvislives77 said...

I know how you fell about the tech stuff though you seem much more able than me. I'm ok thanks. Still not sure if I'm going to EOTR 2011. Lots of reasons to go, including now BJH playing but my friends who joined me last year have decided they're not going and it's a long way to go on my own.

I know what I should do. Drink a bottle of red and buy my ticket and then the decision is made for me. Hopefully see you there Richard.