Du Blonde: “It's wonderful to be a gear nerd, but it's just as valid to make music not knowing the technical stuff”

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When Beth Jeans Houghton picks up the call, she’s in the middle of ushering her Mum off to collect the latest shipment of records that have arrived at the door. The musician has been holed up in her family home in Newcastle since the world went into lockdown last year. 

The space is now the HQ for her newly founded, record label Daemon TV Part merchandise warehouse, part vocal booth, even Houghton’s childhood bedroom provided a backdrop to complete her latest record, Homecoming

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Cheri Amour

Cheri Amour is a writer, editor and broadcaster intent on amplifying the voices of women and non-binary artists in print, online and on air. During her twenties, she played lead guitar in a touring two-piece, sharing the stage with The Slits and John Peel-approved punks The Nightingales. Formerly Deputy Editor at TGA Magazine, Cheri headed up its Tech section pouring over pedals with everyone to indie icon Debbie Smith (Echobelly/Curve) to multi-instrumentalist Katie Harkin (Sleater Kinney/Waxahatchee/Wye Oak). She's currently working on an upcoming 33 1/3 book on the unassuming influence of South Bronx sister troupe ESG, out in Spring 2023.