Beth Jeans Houghton, or Du Blonde, will be releasing her new album Welcome Back to Milk on 18 May and now we're getting another taste of what to expect with the fiery 'Mind is On My Mind' featuring Samuel T Herring of Future Islands. She explained how the song came to be in a press release:

"I wrote 'Mind Is On My Mind' on the back of a motorbike riding down the Pacific Coast Highway in LA and had to remember it all the way from Topanga to Malibu. I was interested at the time in writing songs with no repeating sections, but rather a succession of acts. A couple of months later, Sam and I took a trip out to the desert and came back to LA to make some music. I played him the track and he got in the booth and ad-libbed his lyrics over the instrumentation. He was done in like one or two takes. When I was back in London I'd become obsessed with these Middle Eastern and Greek guitar scales and I added the lead guitar in the outro as a contrast to Sam's vocals.”

Listen to 'Mind is On My Mind' below.

  • Tour Dates:
  • 3 Jun - BRIGHTON GREEN DOOR STORE
  • 4 Jun - LONDON 100 CLUB
  • 5 Jun - LEEDS BRUDENELL SOCIAL CLUB
  • 6 Jun - BRISTOL LOUISIANA
  • 7 Jun - NOTTINGHAM THE BODEGA
  • 9 Jun - MANCHESTER DEAF INSTITUTE
  • 10 Jun - GLASGOW BROADCAST
  • 11 Jun - NEWCASTLE THE CLUNY
  • 24 Jul – THIRSK, DEER SHED FESTIVAL

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