As you listen to the song on the first video here, The Three Of Us, if you dont feel the southern swamps and bayou rising up then you have no soul.
Then you hear the wonderful voices of Katherine and Jessica, aka Smoke Fairies. And it is hard to resonate in the brain that these are two English roses from London and Chichester.
When I first heard an earlier song, Strange Moon Rising, I was looking around for John Fogerty or Lightnin' Slim to appear.
Later on I read that they had spent some time in New Orleans, and that explained a lot.
But then listen to them doing the acoustic version of Storm Song from Dingle in Ireland, and you are back to the English rose comparison.
As enigmatic as they are talented, you must check out Smoke Fairies.
"At school in rural England during the mid-late‘90s, best mates Katherine Blamire and Jessica Davies hoped they’d one day escape their home town and dive headlong into the landscape and myth of America, the promised land of their dreams. Little did they know that by 2010, they’d have lived in New Orleans and Vancouver, recorded with 21st century icon Jack White and toured across continents. And now they’re releasing a debut album that fulfils the promise of their earlier singles."The Three Of Us Promo Video for "The Three Of Us" by Smoke Fairies.
Taken from new album 'Blood Speaks' released May 2012 & lead track of Record Store Day exclusive 'The Three Of Us EP'
Directed by Alex Southam
Storm Song - acoustic version Smoke Fairies perform 'Storm Song' for Other Voices TV show. Recorded in Dingle, Ireland
Strange Moon Rising
Gastown Gastown by Smoke Fairies live for Record Store Day outside Rough Trade West, London 21 April 2012.
From an earlier album, a true gem.