Beth Jeans Houghton set to record in Los Angeles after Neil Young encounter

Singer also says she wants to record her second LP before the end of 2012

Beth Jeans Houghton has spoken about her plans to make her second album in Los Angeles, explaining that Neil Young has a lot to do with her decision.

The Newcastle-born singer wants to record the follow-up to her delayed debut album ‘Yours Truly, Cellophane Nose’, released earlier this month, as quickly as possible, and after a special experience in Los Angeles last year, wants to do it in the City Of Angels.

She told NME: “I was with a mate who said ‘I’m going to meet my friend Neil later. You should come.’ When we arrived, it turned out ‘Neil’ was Neil Young. He picked us up in a white Cadillac and we drove around Malibu beach all day. He’s a slow driver, but a lovely man.”


Asked whether Young had any tips for her, Houghton said: “Don’t be daft. I didn’t tell him I was a musician. How do you tell Neil Young that you also write songs?”

Of her LA love, she added: “Whenever I’ve been there I’ve always loved it. It’s such a poetic city, and a great place to work. I love the weather, the palm trees, the feeling it’s still the 1970s and the fact there’s not much around you to prove that it isn’t.”

Beth Jeans Houghton and the Hooves Of Destiny begin their UK tour at Glasgow Captain’s Rest on February 17. You can watch the video for the singer’s recent single ‘Dodecahedron’ by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.