Smoke Fairies have today released ‘Elevator’, the lead single and the latest to be teased from their upcoming new album ‘Darkness Brings The Wonders Home’ (out January 31st 2020). ‘Elevator’ finds Smoke Fairies at their most fierce and riff-heavy. You can stream below.
Talking about the origins of the song, Katherine Blamire explains “Someone said to me ‘I never say goodbye in elevators’ and then the doors rolled shut and I whizzed off upwards. The exchange spurred this song – there is no way of knowing what is going on in someone else’s mind and sometimes it just feels like you’re kind of lost, like being in an elevator stuck between floors, trying to figure them out”.
“The song is set in Hollywood. How many weird exchanges, miscommunications and career breaks and falls must have taken place inside of Hollywood elevators?”
In support of the release of ‘Darkness Brings The Wonders Home’, Smoke Fairies will play an 8 date UK tour, their first full headline tour in the UK in 5 years. It follows a sold-out single launch show played in London last month in association with Rough Trade to celebrate the release of a limited edition 7” picture disc of tracks “Out Of The Woods” and “Disconnect” (which sold out on pre-order and landed the band at #3 in the UK Vinyl Singles chart).
Smoke Fairies 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
Feb. 7 – Birmingham, UK
Feb. 8 – Bristol, UK
Feb. 9 – Portsmouth, UK
Smoke Fairies are Jessica Davies and Katherine Blamire who first met at school in the south of England. For this LP they travelled to 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 in Seattle, 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. The album is released Friday January 31st.