Record Store Day 2013 > Smoke Fairies - Upstairs At United, Vol.6 (10/17/2011)

Smoke Fairies

Upstairs At United, Vol.6 (10/17/2011)


Event: Record Store Day 2013
Release Date: 4/20/2013
Format: 12" Vinyl
Label: 453 Music
Quantity: 5000
Release type: RSD Exclusive Release


On October 17th, 2011, the Smoke Fairies backed by members of Blitzen Trapper (Subpop Records) recorded Volume 6 of the Upstairs at United series of all analog recordings in the historic United Record Pressing plant. True to the Upstairs at United series, each song was recorded in a single take direct to ¼ inch tape then cut at 45 RPM for the ultimate listening experience.

''The Fairies are Jessica Davies and Katherine Blamire, two lasses from Chichester, UK who sing and play acoustic guitars. The duo's voices and instruments harmonize in haunting ways that evoke the ethereal spirits from which they take their band's name.'' - Steve Horowitz (

The addition of Blitzen Trapper's Erik Menteer (B-3 & percussion) and Brian Koch (drums) along with Martin H. Gonzalez on bass add a unique element to the haunting guitar and vocal combos of Katherine Blamire & Jessica Davies that we've come to love as the Smoke Fairies.

Marketing videos are being created by Luke Norby featuring footage from their session. Luke has developed quite a following from his ongoing tour diaries documenting Blitzen Trapper on the road.

Hometown: Chichester, UK

Format: 12'' Black Vinyl EP, 45RPM
Packaging: Kraft-style, die-cut, custom series jacket, stickered, in resealable polybag, color insert

Side A:
Phone Line
The Water Waits
Dancing Light

Side B:
Wake You Up
Good Man