The Irish dark folk / blues combo RUFUS COATES & THE BLACKENED TREES are a unique, dark
and atmospheric blues/folk band from Ireland currently based in Berlin Germany.
In Ireland, the album was already voted the album of the week in the Irish Times and even secured the number one of the iTunes Blues charts.
The deep voice of Rufus Coates creates a beautiful contrast to the gentle vocals of his bandmate Jess Smith.
The dense atmosphere of the music immediately draws the listener into another world and is perfectly suited to escape everyday life.
Their live show is one not to be missed and always promises to be an atmospheric and heartfelt affair.
"the gravel-voiced Nick Cave-esque Coates, with a counterpoint of the sweet female vocals of Jess Smith, these are dour blues songs that have enough beauty to lighten the hearth of the home."
Nialler9 'Album of the Week', Irish Times
"Listening to this debut LP from the Irish 5 piece brings to mind what is most enjoyable about music for me: being transported by sound, being suggested to by style and being impressed by
complexity". Dublin Concerts
Photo by Jean De Oliveira Jean et Marie Films – mit Jess Smith und Rufus Coates.