With the hint of Christmas and the associated holidays with the season near nigh upon us, it’s time to bring up music that is coming soon. I like a great holiday song, and so, I’m always vested in the music. What’s better is when a band or artist you’re fond of provides an album of holiday classics to add to a burgeoning list. Even better when those artists create new holiday tracks to stay with their intended style and provide something unique.
Smoke Fairies, the female duo from London (and other locations) have planned a full-bodied seasonal set of complete originals designed around the holidays. On December 8, via Rough Trade Records, Jessica Davies, and Katherine Blamire, best known as Smoke Fairies, will release Wild Winter.
Wild Winter is a ten-track collection that will be released on CD, LP, and DD, with a concert bundle being offered for their three in-store shows in the UK (Bristol – December 9, Nottingham – December 10, London – December 12). The bundle is available only as a wrist-band lottery.
Disparagingly, the CD and LP are both limited offerings with the CD being limited to only 1500 copies, and the LP limited to only 1000 copies. Needless to say, if you want one, do not hesitate too long.
You can hear a track (“Christmas Without A Kiss”) from the embedded YouTube link below:
As always, thanks to Bob Metcalf for the heads up.