While Beth Jean Houghton went by her own name on 2012 debut Yours Truly, Cellophane Nose, the UK singer-songwriter is rebranding as Du Blonde for her next release. Though details have yet to be shed on the upcoming LP, you can get an idea of what to expect via the newly loosened, distorted alt-blues tune "Black Flag."
Above a unnerving thud of tom toms, an M-80 pop of guitar and a few sea-faring six-string licks (the latter likely owing something to the anarchy-alluding title), Du Blonde delivers a brassy barrage of lines to a lover ("Don't try me, 'cuz I'm not in the mood"). You'll hear the track, which also weighs in on being "hooked on hurt," below
"This is a new sound, a new project," Houghton said in a statement. "Du Blonde is a new incarnation and one step closer to assuming my ultimate form. Having freed myself from the rusty and bloody shackles of Beth Jeans Houghton — both musically and spiritually — I felt it only right to step forth under a new name and let the rituals commence."
Neither a title nor due date behind Du Blonde's album has been delivered, but production on the set was provided by Bad Seed Jim Sclavunos. It will arrive via Mute this spring.