Smoke Fairies share details of new album in advance of UK dates

Credit: Annick Wolfers

Following on from the release of their highly-praised 2020 LP ‘Darkness Brings Wonders Home’, which was applauded by the likes of Mojo, Clash Magazine, Q and ourselves of course, alt-folk duo Smoke Fairies aka Katherine Blamire and Jessica Davies return once again with their sixth studio album ‘Carried In Sound’ due November 17th, previewed by the new single ‘Vanishing Line’. Accompanied by a cinematic video which you can view below, the new offering tackles the difficult and intimate feelings loss and grief can have on a person and those around them.

As the press release notes: “In keeping with the times that bore it, ‘Carried In Sound’ isn’t afraid to discuss darkness – but everywhere there is a longing for light.” Recorded in a terraced house with the volume dialed down to protect the neighbours, “It wasn’t particularly odd for us to make a record in isolation,” Katherine notes. “But we had so much personal stuff going on – losing family members, for example. We wanted to explore themes of grief and loss in a way we hadn’t done previously. We tried to be very raw.”

“Although the album has themes of sadness on there, it’s looking at those things from a place of strength,” says Jessica. “We’re really excited to announce a new record, carefully home-crafted to represent our core sound, with notes of reflection, grief and joy, we hope you find it an emotive, rewarding experience to listen to.”

To promote the release of the new album, Smoke Fairies will also embark on an intimate five-date tour across the UK taking in atmospheric churches and ruins, hopefully with some facilities like running water. Here they are:

Smoke Fairies UK Tour Dates 2023:

21st Nov – Portsmouth, Square Tower [Sold Out]
22nd Nov – Nottingham, Metronome
23rd Nov – London, St Matthias Church
24th Nov – Leeds, Hyde Park Book Club
25th Nov – Manchester, St. Michael’s

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