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Smoke fairies play the guitar with their eyes closed, and sing like heavenly creatures. The Sussex girls have toured with artists such as Bryan Ferry and Laura Marling. I caught them after they'd just completed their own headline tour. Here's my interview with Smoke Fairies.
Written by Helen Martin
Illustration by Georgia Coote
You may have seen my review of Smoke Fairies, with Sea of Bees supporting, last month in Bristol. 'I’m telling you when they play together live on stage, it feels, well… I will have to use a simile – here follows: You know that advert for Ireland, when the lady is singing in her Enya (is it her?) voice and the camera is sweeping over the ridiculously green fields and coastlines of Ireland? A bit cringe but you get the image, it feels like you are the sweeper – as in you are sweeping/flying over amazing landscapes. Possibly wearing some tweed, definitely a cape with a hood. The music is more The Cranberries than Enya, but the flying sensation fits.' I was lucky enough to get hold of Katherine and Jessica, just as their tour finished. I asked them a whole bunch of questions, on a range of subjects; from Jack White to New Orleans and Sussex.