Full Time Hobby
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“Their best work to date.” — Q
“At their unsettling and atmospheric best.“ — NME
The new self-titled third album from Smoke Fairies — Katherine Blamire and Jessica Davies are the aforementioned British dream-pop duo — are testament to the struggle they've endured as a working band.
"We're just a couple of weirdos who've decided to pursue music regardless of whether it makes sense to do so," says Blamire.
They have been championed by the likes of Jack White and Richard Hawley, and have supported White's band and his label, Third Man Records. In search of their dreams, Smoke Fairies traveled across the United States picking up the musical trappings of the wide-open landscapes within which to set their English pastoral harmonies. Still, reports the Manchester Evening News, there's much more to their music than an approximation of Americana. Songs from the latest LP such as "Shadow Inversion" and "Waiting for Something to Begin" are paraded here and filled out with dreamy electronics and muscular drum beats.
The perkier "We've Seen Birds" channels uplifting references to the friends' enduring relationship since meeting in Chichester at the age of 11. The song is part apology to Blamire from Davies for ever doubting their project.
|We’ve Seen Birds|
|Eclipse Them All|
|Hope Is Religion|
|Waiting For Something To Begin|
|Your Own Silent Movie|
|Drinks and Dancing|
|Want It Forever|
|The Very Last Time|
|Are You Crazy?|