Taken from 'Blood Speaks'...

The sheer vastness of London is difficult to describe.

The city sprawls out across Southern England, an urban mass which is difficult to escape. On their first album, Smoke Fairies seemed to use their stark, spectral folk forms to overcome the city's rush.

Returning with 'Blood Speaks' though, it seems that Smoke Fairies have reached an acquiescence with the capital. “Before, the city felt like a trap to us" Katharine Blamire explained recently. "Like on the first album, we wrote “Devil In My Mind”, about feeling crushed by London. But as the title track symbolises, we’ve made peace with the city".

"Maybe travelling gives you the space to counteract a city’s impression, but a lot of Blood Speaks is inspired by London and by travelling.”

'Blood Speaks' is certainly a confident return. A fuller sounding, more rounded return the album drops on May 21st.

Ahead of the release, ClashMusic have managed to obtain the video for 'The Three Of Us'. An intriguing introduction to where Smoke Fairies are at, you can watch the clip below...


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