The first act I am thrilled to be catching at Field Day in London's Victoria Park next week is Beth Jeans Houghton. Her brand of kooky and serene folk is one that has been done in some context before but few can pull it off so well.
Her comparisons to Laura Marling are undoubtedly obvious, but her vocal is has a slightly more fragile air that would remind me more of Hope Sandoval and even François Hardy at times.
Beth who is only 19, hails from Newcastle and has graced stages in support to some fantastic artists including Tinariwen, Bon Iver, Mumford & Sons and St. Vincent. She released a 5 track EP last year called Hot Toast Vol. 1 and if this is anything to go by then her debut album should be quite superb.
I Will Return is the opening track on her EP and it's pretty blinding and you can view the video below.
Field Day Festival takes place in Victoria Park, London on July 31st. See www.fielddayfestivals.com for more details