Smoke Fairies have release their new single “Chew Your Bones” taken from their forthcoming album Darkness Brings The Wonders Home set for release January 31st. The set is the sixth studio LP from the band and was recorded in Seattle and produced by Phil Ek. Check out the song below:
Smoke Fairies also recently unveiled their new video for “Disconnect” directed by Annick Wolfers. About “Disconnect” Katherine Blamire explains:
“The video was a really simple idea encapsulating how your everyday domestic world gets turned upside down when someone gets inside your head – how your normal world goes slightly askew and there is a sense of strangeness to everything you normally go about doing”
The song landed at #3 in the UK Vinyl Singles chart, surrounded by Coldplay, Queen and Kate Bush. They will play additional UK dates in February just after the release of Darkness Brings The Wonders Home.
Smoke Fairies are Jessica Davies and Katherine Blamire who first met at school in their native England. For this LP they traveled to our side of the pond in Seattle to record Darkness Brings The Wonders Home with producer Phil Ek (The Black Angels, Fleet Foxes, The Shins) and over the course of a rigorous month-long session, adopted a purposely intimate approach to achieving a singular sonic tone.
In the making of Darkness Brings The Wonders Home, Smoke Fairies drew inspiration from mysteries both real and imagined: sea monsters, flocks of crows taking flight in extravagant formation, strange creatures dwelling in the mud near their new South London abode.
Smoke Fairies were the first UK act to release a single on Jack White’s label Third Man Records and was produced by White who also played guitar and drums. Other notable recordings include a cover of Neil Young’s “Alabama” from his Harvest LP which appeared on a special Mojo album to mark the approaching fortieth anniversary of the album. Jessica and Katherine also contributed vocals to the track “Valentina”, a tribute to Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space on The Race For Space, the second album by Public Service Broadcasting. The band has toured this side of the Atlantic with Laura Marling, Rasputina, and most recentlyBlitzen Trapper and Dawes.
UK TOUR DATES
Feb. 1 – Soup Kitchen – Manchester, UK
Feb. 2 – Oporto – Leeds, UK
Feb. 3 – Norwich Arts Centre – Norwich, UK
Feb. 5 – The Bullingdon – Oxford, UK
Feb. 6 – Hoxton Hall – London , UK – SOLD OUT
Feb. 7 – Birmingham, UK – SOLD OUT
Feb. 8 – Bristol, UK
Feb. 9 – Portsmouth, UK – SOLD OUT
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