Smoke Fairies have released the video for their new single ‘Elevator’ the video was premiered by the band on their Youtube channel combined with a Q&A with fans and director Annick Wolfers. The video was filmed in Margate on England’s south coast at the very eccentric Walpole Bay Hotel and Tom Thumb Theatre prior to recent social distancing measures in the UK.
‘Elevator’ is taken from ‘Darkness Brings the Wonders Home’, Smoke Fairies’ widely acclaimed first album in four years and the first to come out on the band’s own label, Year Seven Records. A Limited-Edition 7” picture disc of latest single from the album, ‘Elevator’, is to be released Friday April 3rd. The release sits alongside its sold-out sister single ‘Out of the Woods/Disconnect’ which came out the end of last year in conjunction with Rough Trade shops. Again, the picture disc has been beautifully hand drawn and designed by Manchester-based illustrator Daren Newman.
The band have sadly been forced to abandon live plans to celebrate the release of ‘Elevator’, where they were set to play a series of intimate in-store shows and signings. However they have announced to fans that they will be taking the show online and have requested if people can donate. Those donations will be shared with the independent record shops they were due to appear at: Resident Records in Brighton, Vinilo, Southampton and Level Crossing Records in London. The live performance from Smoke Fairies’ home in South East London will take place on Friday April 3rd at 8pm London-Time on the band’s Facebook profile. https://www.facebook.com/smokefairies
Looking to later in the year the band have announced further tour UK tour dates following on from their sold-out UK shows in February, starting in Tunbridge Wells on 30th of September 2020 and followed by another London show for October at the new Lafayette venue, tickets on sale now.
Complete UK tour dates are:
Sept 30 – Forum, Tunbridge Wells
Oct 01 – Lafayette, London
Oct 02 – Castle & Falcon, Birmingham
Oct 03 – Think Talk, Newcastle
Oct 05 – King Tuts, Glasgow
Oct 06 – Deaf Institute, Manchester
Oct 07 – Joiners, Southampton
To order a copy of Darkness Brings the Wonders Home, or to purchase tickets for the tour visit: http://www.smokefairies.com.
LISTEN HERE: https://smarturl.it/DarknessBrings
Be sure to catch Smoke Fairies’ Smoke Signals podcast, featuring Jessica and Katherine’s charming and drily funny reminiscences about their early days getting started in music, Stream the podcasts here:Smoke Signals Podcast