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When: 7pm on Saturday 1 February 2020
Where: Soup Kitchen, 31-33 Spear Street, Manchester M1 1DF

PLEASE NOTE: This show has sold out! Watch this space for details of future Smoke Fairies shows in Manchester.

We’re delighted to be working with Smoke Fairies once again!

Smoke Fairies have announced the release their first album for four years. Darkness Brings The Wonders Home will be released on 31 January, coupled with new tour dates for the band. The first single to be taken from the album, Disconnect, has also been released on all streaming 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 announced a tour starting in Manchester on 1 February. The band dropped new track Out Of The Woods in August and follow it with first single, Disconnect.

Tour support comes from John J Presley – a musician currently based in Brighton, playing guitar, pedal steel, bass and clarinet. His debut album, As The Night Draws In, is out now via BMG/AWAL.

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