A Blaze of Feather – Mickey Smith and his sprawling collective of Ben Howard’s band featuring Ben himself will headline three South West Shows before heading out for a busy Summer of festival appearances in support of their debut album release, ‘A Blaze of Feather’ through Ben Howard’s new Hell Up Records.

You can buy tour tickets here , but we have two pairs of tickets to giveaway to Carve followers- one pair to the show in Exeter and one pair to the show in St Ives. (All tour dates are below)

Just name our favourite Mickey Smith film. Here is a clue “—- —- — the lense”

Email your answers to ‘Mickey Comp’ [email protected]

The first music from the album launched this week in the shape of Six Years.

Listen to Six Years on any streaming platform, and pre-order the album here

A Blaze of Feather LP, released on the 30th June, is the first full body of work from Ben Howard’s touring guitarist and close friend, Mickey Smith and a host of wonderful players. The band features a full crew of exquisite musicians who have toured together as Ben’s backing band across the globe.

A Blaze of Feather was produced by Mickey, Ben and fellow guitarist Nat Wason in a makeshift studio on the west coast of Cornwall, and is mixed by Nicolas Vernhes (The War on Drugs/Daughter).

Mickey is also responsible for all the artwork and video footage that will accompany the music alongside long term collaborator, Allan Wilson, who will be exhibiting his photography at the House of Vans Album Launch Party for the first time. Earlier in the evening, they will also be previewing some of their recent films and screening the European premiere of the acclaimed bodyboard film, ‘Far North’, which Mikey scored the soundtrack to.

A Blaze of Feather, as a sprawling collection of atmospheric noise, is the beautiful, pertinent introduction to it.

A Blaze of Feather Live – Remaining tickets on sale now:
2nd July – Princess Pavilion, Falmouth
3rd July – Guildhall, St Ives
4th July – Trinity, Bristol
5th July – Phoenix, Exeter
6th July – House of Vans, London ( BY BALLOT ONLY)
15th July – Latitude Festival, Southwold (Gentlemen of the Road Presents…)
16th July – Citadel Festival, London
10-12th August – Haldern Pop, Germany
13th August – Boardmasters, Cornwall