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Du Blonde


Third album of alt-pop under the Du Blonde moniker from Newcastle upon Tyne animator and video director Beth Jeans Houghton

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Daemon T.V. / Singing Light Music
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  1. 9.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Short, addictive tracks betray the talented creative mind to be appreciated, supplemented with impressive collaborations that show this album was many things in the making, including a passion project and what seems like a great deal of fun to make
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  2. 9.0 |   Gigwise

    A glam-rock-pop-grunge blend of everything that makes music exciting
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  3. 8.0 |   musicOMH

    If anybody is looking for an alternative soundtrack as Spring starts to appear over the next few weeks, Homecoming is as good a choice as any
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  4. 8.0 |   NME

    The grunge-pop guitar don is throwing a hell of a party, with Ezra Furman and Shirley Manson on the guestlist – and you're absolutely invited too
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  5. 8.0 |   The Observer

    Beth Jeans Houghton channels 90s Boston indie rock to perfection on this one-woman wigout with a few choice guests
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  6. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    Homecoming is an extremely apt title as it sees Houghton employing a style that fits her perfectly
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  7. 8.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Bubblegum-grunge goes awkward pop
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  8. 7.0 |   DIY

    The sound of self-affirmation
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  9. 7.0 |   Vinyl Chapters

    Whilst there isn’t quite enough musical variety within the tracks for my personal liking, it is nonetheless an enjoyable album to listen to
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  10. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Du Blonde continues her introspective journey surrounded by hooks and occasional bite on Homecoming
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  11. 7.0 |   Uncut

    Beth Jeans Houghton's third album as Du Blonde is a slice of life in all its messy, complicated and ultimately doomed glory. Print edition only

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