Smoke Fairies Wild Winter on LP + Download
Following on from the release of their self-titled third effort, Smoke Fairies issued Wild Winter in December 2014, a 10 track album of seasonally-themed songs. When asked about Wild Winter, the band (Katherine Blamire and Jessica Davies) had this to say: "We have a love/hate relationship with winter and the Christmas holiday. When it was suggested Smoke Fairies make a Christmas album the last thing we wanted to do was make a classic, jolly, celebratory album that can only be played once a year. Sometimes winter provides us with a sense of togetherness and love and sometimes it leaves us feeling alienated, cold and playing a glockenspiel alone in a darkened room. It's part of the year that will always be bittersweet and wild. This was the inspiration behind the record. We got together with our band, played around with the songs a few times then headed off to the studio to record them all live. It's buzzy and raw and not one tinkling of sleigh bells can be heard."