All articles by Alice Sage

Alice is For Folk's Sake's New Bands Editor. You can find her on Twitter @alicemcsage.

New Bands Panel | Oh Stockholm!

Birmingham’s Michael Hutchinson and his mate Anna Bennet have moved from electro-pop to sad solos to something a little folky. With two EPs available online and gigs aplenty – the panel stepped up to check ’em out… Nicholas Franks: The…

New Bands Panel | Hey Amy

Small-town Canada’s Hey Amy is a mix of Amy McIsaac and her very talented friends – a debut album is due for release in the near future – meanwhile our panel had a listen for themselves… James Robinson: Fans of breezy,…

New Bands Panel | Foxpockets

Brighton based folk experimentalists Foxpockets play with all manner of instruments and have a new EP out for our perusal – the band took a listen and this is what they said… Chris Belson: Please don’t be put off when I…

New Bands Panel | Rosie Jones

Devonshire lass Rosie Jones and her band The Mystery Machine have released two lovely EPs, supported Johnny Flynn and been praised by Paul McCartney – the panel stepped up to check the hype… Tom Moyser: I don’t think the word twee…

New Bands Panel | Sam Brookes

After winning an MTV talent contest with his old band The Volt, touring solo with Ray Davies, and a self-titled debut in the pipeline, the panel decided to check this rising star out… Tom White: The Devil has all the best…

The Lake Poets

Fresh from a session with Amazing Radio, with two EPs under his belt and some BBC airplay, Sunderland singer-songwriter Martin Longstaff, aka The Lake Poets, seemed to the panel to be worth a listen… Tom Moyser: My favourite bit from The…

O Chapman

Eighteen-year-old Londoner O. Chapman makes bluesy acoustic folk that the panel really wanted to hear… James Robinson: O. Chapman makes perfect music – there is nothing that needs to be put in or taken out. These lovely duets with their minor chord progressions,…

Maple Leaves

Maple Leaves are a trio who have gone from meeting at a Glasgow open mic night to supporting the likes of Zoey Van Goey, playing T In The Park and appearing on BBC1.  Their debut EP Golden Ether is getting…

Glass Ankle

Japanese-influenced trio Glass Ankle are named after band mastermind Greg Jackson’s football injuries.  Their debut EP If You’ve Been There is available now, as is new single Kyo Wa Ii Hi – which means ‘Today is a good day’ and…