Smoke Fairies are releasing Wild Winter, their first ever Christmas album on 8th December via Rough Trade. The 10-track Rough Trade exclusive features a host of seasonal themed songs that all bear an alternative twist courtesy of the band.
In support of the record, Smoke Fairies will also be embarking on the “Three Wise Stores Tour”. The tour will take the band to three independent record stores in the country during December, where the band will play an hour-long Christmas concert featuring the songs of Wild Winter.
"We have a love/hate relationship with winter and the Christmas holiday. When it was suggested Smoke Fairies make a Christmas album the last thing we wanted to do was make a classic, jolly, celebratory album that can only be played once a year,” explains Smoke Fairies. “We got together with our band, played around with the songs a few times then headed off to the studio to record them all live. It's buzzy and raw and not one tinkling of sleigh bells can be heard."
For fans of Smoke Fairies and those who just can’t stand the harsh weather and chaos that is Christmas, Wild Winter promises to be a tongue-in-cheek escape from it all.
Wild Winter can be pre-ordered direct from Rough Trade stores with the option to add a ticket to attend the date of your choice, which can be found below.
December – 9th @ Rise, Bristol // 10th @ Rough Trade, Nottingham // 12th @ Rough Trade East, London [w/DJ Bob Stanley] //