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” has also been unveiled – take a listen below…
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. All dates below…
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