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Smoke Fairies New Album & Single

Posted: September 30, 2019 in Folk, Gothic, Indie, Music, Rock
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Smoke Fairies have announced the release their first album for four years. Darkness Brings The Wonders Home will be released on January 31st coupled with new tour dates for the band.

In the making of the new record, the duo 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.

The first single to be taken from the album is Disconnect, a beguiling folk song drenched with gothic overtones.

 

See them live in February
1 Manchester Soup Kitchen
2 Leeds Oporto
3 Norwich Arts Centre
5 Oxford Bullingdon
6 London Hoxton Hall
7 Birmingham Sunflower Lounge
8 Bristol Rough Trade
9 Portsmouth Square Tower

Long standing MM faves the Smoke Fairies have shared a new video for Christmas Without A Kiss, taken from their holiday-themed collection Wild Winter.

 

best of the weekOur regular collection of the best of the week’s new tunes. This week no less than x new tracks for you.

  1. The Felice Brothers – Carriage
  2. Smoke Fairies – Wild Winter
  3. Savages – T.I.W.Y.G.
  4. Meat Wave – Symmy
  5. Theo Verney – Sailed Long
  6. WALL – Fit The Part
  7. Cassie Ramone – Run Run Rudolph (Chuck Berry cover)
  8. Pinemen – That Certain Flavour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our regular round up of the songs you really should have heard already this week, chief among them a brand new song from MM fave Sharon Van Etten, a couple of cracking covers and a newly discovered Jason Molina song with Will Oldham and Alasdhair Roberts.

Enjoy.

1. Sharon Van Etten – I Don’t Want To Let You Down
2. The Smoke Fairies – Steal Softly Through The Snow (Captain Beefheart cover)
3. Jason Molina featuring Will Oldham & Alasdhair Roberts – September 11, 2001
4. Cheatahs – Sunne
5. JEFF The Brotherhood – Coat Check Girl
6. Happyness – Don’t Know Why (Norah Jones cover)
7. Moon King – Roswell
8. The Decemberists – A Beginning Song

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The Smoke Fairies have offered their own take on Christmas with a new ten track festive release called Wild Winter. However, they say “the last thing we wanted to do was make a classic, jolly, celebratory album that can only be played once a year.”

And thank goodness for that – it celebrates their own haunting, shivery brand of folk, perfectly capturing the isolation and alienation of the season just as much as the togetherness and good cheer, and achieves that all too rare accolade of being in the cool Christmas category.

Watch the video for 3 Kings below. Order the record here.

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Smoke Fairies - Eclipse Them All

The Smoke Fairies will release their new self-titled album on the 14th April via Full Time Hobby.

As evidenced by first single, Eclipse Them All, it heralds something of a new direction for the duo – less harmonies and more two distinct voices, less intricate and more direct, less organic and more experimental.

Thankfully, they have sacrificed none of the undercurrent of foreboding and disquiet that marked out their two previous albums and while Eclipse Them All may have synths where there were guitars, and float along languidly on an almost drone-like percussion, it is still very much a Smoke Fairies song and we are intrigued to hear the rest of the album.

Have a listen…you can pre-order the album here.

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Smoke Fairies Ghosts Collection

Long established MM faves, the London folk duo, Smoke Fairies are doing a special UK tour in October, to celebrate the release of their retrospective double CD, Ghosts. It features long-sold-out / deleted material, plus some never-before released tracks.

This is one of those unreleased tracks, Good Man. It is fabulous.

Ghosts will see a release on 23rd September.

Those October dates (tickets on sale now):

18 – MANCHESTER – ST. PHILIP’S CHURCH – £9
19 – LEEDS – LCM CONCERT HALL – £9
21 – BRISTOL – COLSTON HALL 2 – £9
22 – GUILDFORD – HOLY TRINITY CHURCH – £10
23 – LONDON – ST. PANCRAS OLD CHURCH – £12

Tim Hardin Tribute Album

The latest in the series of Tribute Albums to hit the digital shelves will be Reason To Believe – The Songs of Tim Hardin, which will be released on the 28th January via Full Time Hobby.

Tim Hardin was a musicians’ musician, the inspiration behind a great many artists whose limelight he never procured for himself. Johnny Cash, Paul Weller, Echo and the Bunnymen, Scott Walker, Nico… his music has been covered by countless icons of contemporary counter-culture. Now that tradition is set to continue with this collection of specially recorded cover versions from the likes of Mark Lanegan, Smoke Faries, Alela Diane, The Diagrams, Okkervil River and many more.

Have a listen to MM faves The Smoke Fairies and their version of If I Were A Carpenter.

Video of the Day: The Smoke Fairies.

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The Smoke Fairies Cover The Cult. She Sells Sanctuary by The Cult surely has one of the most recognisable guitar intros ever and is still a staple of any self-respecting indie disco night.

The Smoke Fairies, on the back of their really rather good new album Blood Speaks (which foregoes some of the whimsy for a darker, altogether more purposeful feel to it) have put together an EP of covers called This Is A Reflection.

The EP is available on CD as a bonus disc from all good UK indie stores when you buy the new album. It is also now available on vinyl exclusively from Rough Trade Shops.

In the meantime, listen to She Sells Sanctuary.

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And for old times sake: Download The Cult – She Sells Sanctuary mp3 (from Love).

Check out our nostalgic World Goth Day free mixtape here.