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This review is from: Blood Speaks (Audio CD)
Are the Smoke Fairies a folk band? Are they a blues band? Can they be pigeonholed as Americana?
The answer to the last question is an unequivocal "no". Smoke Fairies are English and, although slide guitars and the minor pentatonic scale are to be found in their songs, their music has little to do with Americana/alt.country/nu country (which, if we are honest, are feeble attempts at re-branding country music).
This really is unclassifiable music. A melding of folk and blues underpinned by plangent harmonies created by two exquisite voices.
I first saw them supporting Bryan Ferry on his lamentable Dylanesque tour. They were good then, but listen to them now.
This is a worthy sequel to their debut with some of the songs settling into a relaxed but insistent groove.
Next offering from the Smoke Fairies keenly anticipated.