Yours Truly, Cellophane Nose
"With her honeyed vocals and whimsical sensibility, the Newcastle-born 21-year old Beth Jeans Houghton and her band The Hooves of Destiny quickly became 'ones to watch' in their native UK, particularly after a fabled stage appearance with Devendra Banhart, support slots for Bon Iver and an EP released in 2009. Dubbed as 'a legend in the making' by NME and hailed as 'the new Jean Genie' by The Independent (UK), Beth + the Hooves are often described as sparkly acid/psych-folk. Beth's also become known for eccentric stage costumes, flamboyant wigs, striking photographs and an ever-changing appearance. Compared to Florence, Natasha Khan, Laura Marling and Vashti Bunyan, Beth is actually incomparably unique and stands to make a huge impression on the musical landscape with her debut album in 2012."