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A Blaze Of Feather – Labyrinth | Reviews


In the beginning A Blaze Of Feather was simply a name on a poster, an eye-catching title on a festival line up. Music presented without context, the project’s sombre indie-folk was tasteful, hinting at much more to come.

The work of one Mickey Smith – in reality Ben Howard’s touring guitarist – A Blaze Of Feather’s fine debut album captured certain moods and atmospheres, and this prevalence for texture and tone continues on the project’s second album. ‘Labyrinth’ was a more solitary endeavour than its debut, and there’s whispered intimacy to some of the best work on show – think the subtle longing that underpins ‘Magpie’ or the reverie that engulfs ‘Serpentine’.

There’s a cinematic feel, too, perhaps…



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