Smoke Fairies "Frozen Heart" single review + tour dates w/ The Handsome Family

Smoke Fairies

Recently I watched the Smoke Fairies play while attending the Roy Orbison Birthday Party in London. It was great to hear them perform the Roy Orbison song "It's Over" and their rendition of the track is included on the new 'Under the Covers' tribute release which includes other artists performing Roy Orbison songs such as Aruba Red, The Carter Twins, Rooney, Findlay Brown and more.

Smoke Fairies are Jessica Davies and Katherine Blamire and they're set to release their latest single "Frozen Heart" June 15, 2009. The song has a vintage feel and could easily have fit in with the festivals in the late 60's. Jessica and Katherine's harmonies are warm and at times can sound like k.d. Lang harmonizing with herself (which is a very good thing)...but with "Frozen Heart", the soaring higher voice quickly distracts from that thought. The rhythmic instrumentation and percussion adds another level to the track - dreamy, mesmerizing. Superb.

Watch "Living With Ghosts" video (debut single):

What people are saying about Smoke Fairies:

"Frankly the best thing I have heard in years" - Richard Hawley

"Dark, lustful blues-folk" - Mojo

"Beautifully harmonised, wistful songs ... This is enchanting" - The Guardian

"Smoke Fairies are stronger, sexier and more sultry ... yet still maintain a fragile vulnerability; ethereally enchanting" - The Times

Smoke Fairies 2009 tour dates:

(Dates and information subject to change.)

15 May Great Escape Festival - Brighton
21 May O2 Islington Academy w/ The Handsome Family - London
23 May The Ent Shed w/ The Handsome Family - Bedford
25 May Wild Hare Club - Herefordshire
25 May The Glee Club w/The Handsome Family - Birmingham
26 May St Davids Hall w/The Handsome Family - Cardiff
28 May The Spiegel Tent w/The Handsome Family - Bath
29 May De La Warr Pavilion w/The Handsome Family - Bexhill
30 May South Street w/The Handsome Family - Reading
31 May Exeter Pheonix w/The Handsome Family - Exeter
4 Jun The Luminaire - Headline Show - London
14 Aug Woolfire Festival - Hampshire

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About Jenny May

Jenny May is the founder of Band Weblogs. Based in Oxford, England (originally from New England), Band Weblogs was created in 2005. With a passion for music, Jenny May has performed with bands in the US and the UK, her music has appeared in films, she was a vocal coach for the Yamaha Rock School and has worked on music projects with musicians such as Jon Fishman (Phish), Fyfe Dangerfield (Guillemots) and Cisco Adler (Shwayze). Jenny is currently writing music commentary and reviews for Band Weblogs and writing, recording and performing music with songwriter and musician Dave Tommo.
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