I grew up… in time to go to strange boys shows and witness the inauguration of the first black president.
Now you can find me in… My new unicorn Tshirt. No fixed address, no fixed city.
It all started when… I realised I didn’t have to go to school and the only thing stopping me was the stigma society attaches to drop outs and the fear adults push on you when they say you’ll be a failure if you don’t get a degree. Thankfully neither of my parents have degrees so they know that’s a load of bullshit.
If I’m not in the studio or on stage, you’ll find me… watching lectures online at TedTalks, eating Quinoa, listening to captain beefheart and watching Harold & Maude with the Hooves of Destiny.
My most treasured piece of musical equipment… is a tobacco sunburst Gibson Les Paul named Morticai.
If there’s one album that’s inspired me it’s… Over-Nite Sensation by Frank Zappa.
My favourite festival… past – End of the Road. Future – Coachella.
Highlights of my musical career so far… sitting in the back of Neil Young’s Cadillac with Neil Young in the driver’s seat and Rick Rubin in the passenger seat listening to ‘Alabama’ through his new car stereo.
I can’t perform unless I have… done a poop.
I wish I hadn’t… been asked this question. I don’t regret anything.
If there’s one thing I’ve learnt it’s…. not to re-heat rice.
If you’re new to my music, I suggest listening to Liliputt first.
My next release will be… My record “Yours Truly, Cellophane Nose” in January 2012. Soundtrack to the end of the world.
Beth Jeans Houghton – Dodecahedron
Catch Beth this coming Thursday (29th) as she headlines The Lexington in London. Tickets can be found here.