Monday, October 10, 2011

Beth Jeans Houghton & The Hooves Of Destiny - Liliputt

It's not clear whether Beth is taking the full band name on for all occasions now, but it fits in with her proclamation that she doesn't want to be seen as a folk mistress any more. You'd be forgiven for thinking she was still in the land of the mystical for the first minute of this first single from January's album Yours Truly, Cellophane Nose and as a result being slightly concerned, but after that the marching beat and sympathetic strings take it into theatrical areas without ever being too full of itself. What remains is Houghton's octave hopscotching vocal range and a sense of qualitative unease.

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