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07/10/2010

Duration:
2 hours
First broadcast:
Thursday 07 October 2010

A welcome return to the Smoke Fairies who are tonight's live music turn. Their debut album Through Low Light And Trees is out on V2/Cooperative Music September 2010.

The band are best mates Katherine Blamire and Jessica Davies

None other than Jack White was early to respond to their music, when he heard one of their self-released singles and offered to produce a track for his Third Man label at his Nashville studio. Recorded in just 36 hours, with White on drums (and "mad guitar solo" on 'River Song') and his Raconteurs / Dead Weather pal Jack Lawrence on bass, 'Gastown'/ 'River Song' was released in December 2009.

After another spell of writing last winter the Fairies headed for Sawmills studio in rural Cornwall in the Spring to start work on their debut album with producer Head (best known for his work with PJ Harvey) and their current live band.

The Smoke Fairies toured with Richard Hawley across Britain late last year and they then headed off to the states to support Laura Marling for a month. Most recently Jessica and Katherine added supernatural, angelic backing vocals to Richard Hawley's current EP False Lights From The Land..

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