Tip of The Week: Beth Jeans Houghton - Dodecahedron
Last weekend Beth Jeans Houghton from Newcastle travelled up to Kinross to perform on our wonderful BBC Introducing Stage at T in The Park. You could be forgiven for imagining yourself on a sunny 60's Californian coast with her Beach Boys-esque opening track Honeycomb, just don't open your eyes again or you'll find yourself in a cold rainy field in Scotland!
So did Beth have any Californian influences? It appears she went missing from the music scene for a while, just as she was beginning to attract attention from a few labels and festivals. Where did she go, why did she disappear? "I'm going to utilise the 'due to unforeseen circumstances' line and leave it at that. I spent a substantial amount of the last year in Los Angeles falling in love with the city, which is a first for me. I usually go for guys."
This lovely track Dodecahedron is the latest addition to the Radio 1 playlist, but where on earth did the name come from I hear you so desperately cry? "The night before I wrote it I had a dream that consisted of me running up to strangers in the street and asking them what a dodecahedron was, but no one knew" says Beth. "I later found out that the ancient Greeks believed the Dodecahedron is a symbol of the universe and represents an idealized form of divine thought. Take from that what you will."
Wow. You can listen to the track right here, and happy divine thoughts about the universe everybody!