Smoke Fairies + Elle Mary & The Bad Men

Dec 16 2015 19:30 - 23:00

Soup Kitchen, 31-33 Spear St, M1 1DF Manchester

Smoke Fairies have announced live plans to tour their Wild Winter album this December. The band will not only to celebrate the release of their winter-themed album Wild Winter but also the creation of a beer by the same name.

Wild Winter – a 6.8% abv Spiced Winter Ale – comes following an extensive tasting and research session between London’s Signature Brew company and Smoke Fairies, leading to the creation of this unique beer that will be on general release in keg and cask from 23 November.

Wild Winter the album, a holiday-themed collection of 10 songs, sees its full release Friday 20 November. Last year, the LP sold out entirely when it was released in limited edition run and sold exclusively Rough Trade Record Store in the UK as the December Album of the Month. The album is now being released via all digital and physical retailers via Full Time Hobby.

In the six years together since entering a recording studio for the first time, Smoke Fairies have released several albums and singles, firstly coming to attention with their 7” Gastown/River Song via Third Man Records which Jack White produced and played on. The band has toured the world with the likes of Brian Ferry, Richard Hawley and Laura Marling. Pitchfork said that Blamire and Davies ‘don’t trade vocal duties so much as appear to sing from the same body, their voices nearly indistinguishable, shifting between smoky moans and toe-curling trills.’

‘Smoke Fairies appear to have tapped into this mid-winter noir. It’s an intriguing return, one which allies their soft, folk-hued vocals to some rather distorted effects’ – Clash Music
‘Smoke Fairies rely on intertwining…their two voices move in close harmonies, with timbres blending almost like sisters’ – New York Times

Support comes from Elle Mary & The Bad Men. Drawn to the communicative and bonding qualities of ‘folk’ but explorative beyond its stylistic connotations; enough of a pack member to want a band yet also keen to imbue a sense of solitude through her music, Elle Mary is an artist who operates best when balancing conflicting instincts. It’s what lies beneath the subtle tension that slightly tugs at the heart of her and The Bad Men’s acoustically-webbed slowcore minimalism.

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