SMOKE FAIRIES RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM
THROUGH LOW LIGHT AND TREES ON JUNE 14
RELEASE RECORD STORE DAY DOUBLE A-SIDE SINGLE
EXCLUSIVE TO THE USA:
“HOTEL ROOM/STRANGE MOON RISING” ON 453 RECORDS
“This lovely album is reminiscent of early–70s acid folk…heartfelt and sensual…poised and elegant…Smoke Fairies have fashioned a collection of songs that has the subtle charm of an afternoon spent in a meadow at the end of summer.”—MOJO
“Smoke Fairies rely on intertwining…their two voices move in close harmonies, with timbres blending almost like sisters.”—New York Times
British duo Smoke Fairies’ release their first U.S. full-length debut on June 14. The 11 track “Through Low Light and Trees” album highlights the harmonies of small town best mates Jessica Davies and Katherine Balmire and is produced by Head (known for his work with PJ Harvey and others). The duo will release a double a-side single “Hotel Room/Strange Moon Rising” only in the U.S. for Record Store Day on April 16 through 453 Records. Smoke Fairies will tour the U.S this spring and summer. Dates to be announced.
In their native England, Smoke Fairies self released several singles prior to their debut and were first introduced to American audiences with their 7” “Gastown/River Song” on Jack White’s Third Man Records. When White first heard Smoke Fairies, he offered to produce and play drums in his Nashville Studio with fellow Dead Weather/Raconteur band mate Jack Lawrence.
Smoke Fairies have toured the U.S. with Laura Marling, played SXSW in 2010 and New York’s CMJ where Time Out New York notes they were one of the “Top 5 Must See Bands” of the Festival. The duo recently released “Ghosts: A Compilation of A-Sides, B-Sides and an EP from the Recent Past” also exclusively to the American market for Record Store Day last year.
In the spring of 2010, Smoke Fairies retreated to Sawmills studio in rural Cornwall to start work with Head on the songs that became Through Low Light and Trees. The album caught press attention from The Sun, who called the record “a smorgasbord of nature imagery and fable-like fantasy” while The Guardian wrote “this album is enchanting.”