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. The first single to be taken from the album “Disconnect” is released today on all online platforms.
Jessica and Katherine 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.
“Times of darkness are when people are often the most imaginative,” says Jessica Davies in reflecting on the album’s title. “It helps you to see all the wonders of the world you hadn’t noticed before – the things you’ve been blind to because you’ve been on autopilot for so long.”
To celebrate the album’s release Smoke Fairies have also announced a tour starting in Manchester on February 1st 2020. The band dropped new track “Out Of The Woods” in August and follow it with first single “Disconnect” which is released on streaming and download platforms today.
The new album Darkness Brings The Wonders Home is available to pre-order now www.smokefairies.com and tickets for the band’s tour dates go on general sale Friday 27th September from all usual outlets.
1st Feb Manchester, Soup Kitchen
2nd Feb Leeds, Oporto
3rd Feb Norwich, Arts Centre
5th Feb Oxford, Bullingdon
6th Feb London, Hoxton Hall
7th Feb Birmingham, Sunflower Lounge
8th Feb Bristol, Rough Trade
9th Feb Portsmouth, Square Tower