BETH JEANS HOUGHTON & THE HOOVES OF DESTINY ON TOUR IN FEBRUARY

To mark the release of her much anticipated debut album, “Yours Truly, Cellophane Nose”, the brilliant Beth Jeans Houghton will be taking her band, The Hooves Of Destiny, on a canter around the United Kingdom. For anyone picturing a girl and a guitar, think again – this is a full band performance with Beth plus Dav Shiel (drums, vocals samples) Rory Gibson (bass, vocals), Ed Blazey (guitar, trumpet, vocals) and Findlay Macaskill (violin, vocals). Collectively, they’re The Hooves Of Destiny – a crack unit recruited from Beth’s native North East.

If you’ve never seen Houghton before, expect the unexpected: Houghton’s performances are always different, always unpredictable and always wildly entertaining, her between-song chat giving an eye into the slanted world explored further in her inspired lyrics.

“Yours Truly, Cellophane Nose” was created with producer Ben Hiller (Blur / Elbow / Depeche Mode). It introduces one of the most self-assured new bands of the year, fronted by a pop polymath whose blend of psychedelia, glam rock and chain gang folk is quite unlike anything else you’re likely to hear in 2012

FEBRUARY 2012 TOUR DATES:

Fri 17 Feb, GLASGOW, THE CAPTAINS REST

Sat 18 Feb, ST. ANDREWS, ST. ANDREWS UNIVERSITY

Sun 19 Feb, MIDDLESBROUGH, WESTGARTH SC

Tue 21 Feb, LIVERPOOL, ERIC’S

Wed 22 Feb, LEEDS, BRUDENELL

Thu 23 Feb, MANCHESTER, DEAF INSTITUTE

Sat 25 Feb, NEWCASTLE, GATESHEAD OLD TOWN HALL

Sun 26 Feb, LEICESTER, THE MUSICIAN

Mon 27 Feb, CARDIFF, BUFFALO

Tue 28 Feb, BRISTOL, LOUISIANA

Wed 29 Feb, BIRMINGHAM, HARE & HOUNDS

Thu 1 Mar, LONDON, HOXTON BAR & KITCHEN


Praise for current single ‘Liliputt’

"a ferocious talent" The Observer

"ace folk-pop" NME

"She is a star in the making and her musical reach is large" The Daily Mirror

"The thinking fans’ Florence comes up with a galloping, string-driven stormer" The Sunday Times

"Whimsical and a bit wonderful" Time Out

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