I will return, I promise

Wednesday, 18 May 2011, 12:06 | Category : Good new stuff, Live music, Songs
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OK, I’m not going to go on any more about my 2011 blogging absence. There have been good reasons, mainly to do with various illnesses and real life taking over, but let’s move on. Let’s talk about comebacks. Not this paltry one of mine, but long-time Daily Growl fave Beth Jeans Houghton. She’s been AWOL [...]

yeah, more Beth Jeans Houghton

Tuesday, 20 October 2009, 21:11 | Category : Live music
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If you read super-fast through the past few months of this blog it would go a bit like… blah blah Beth Jeans Houghton… blah blah Beth Jeans Houghton… but that’s because there’s a lot of love here at Daily Growl HQ for Newcastle’s own purveyor of fine pop and wearer of huge wigs. There’s also [...]

Seven Songs: Beth Jeans Houghton

Wednesday, 19 August 2009, 23:32 | Category : Seven Songs
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Just as I was thinking about how to describe Beth Jeans Houghton, Marc Riley said “glam folk pixie” on the radio last week, and my deliberations were over. I can’t do better than that. Though don’t try to deconstruct that description too much, just stick with the image. And don’t go making a point about [...]

Beth Jeans Houghton

Monday, 23 March 2009, 13:05 | Category : Good new stuff, Live music
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I’ve been intrigued by Beth Jeans Hougton ever since Woodpigeon wrote a song about her on their recent UK tour. Turns out she’s another one in a growing line of teenage singer-songwriters (Laura Marling, Blue Roses, Alessi’s Ark etc) coming to national attention. She’s from Newcastle, has supported a few Daily Growl-approved bands (Mumford & [...]