Album: Smoke Fairies, Through Low Light and Trees (V2 / Cooperative)

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Without the assistance of Jack White – who produced their "Gastown / River Song" single in 2009 – the as-gorgeous-sounding-as-they-are-to-look-at duo of Katherine Blamire and Jessica Davies threaten to stray into Enya territory.

That they don't is down to the hypnotically compelling nature of their material. Rather better than most of the fake folk currently wowing those who know no better, Smoke Fairies are a very British take on the Indigo Girls' close harmonies and spooky melodies. A close to fine debut.

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