A Blaze Of Feather
Weather-worn atmospheric post-folk
ABlaze Of Feather is the nom de plume of (Ben Howard collaborator) Mickey Smith – or rather his collective of South Western musicians. Howard features in this new line-up, as does co-guitarist Nat Wason.
“I feel lucky to have this connection as a band,” says Mickey. “Everyone of us has been through the mill and it’s a pretty rare feeling when we’re all in the flow playing – it gets way out there amongst the cosmos.”
A Blaze Of Feather’s self-titled debut picks up where Ben Howard’s I Forget Where We Were left off. The album evolves windwhipped guitar lines to astonishing peaks and troughs, all interwoven with Mickey’s mumbled vocal output. “The songs just kept coming through,” concludes Mickey. “We just thought, ‘Let’s get this down before it’s lost in the ether.’”