Reviews

Video | Jeff Ray – Somebody’s Cryin’

For Folk’s Sake is privileged to showcase the latest music video by West Virginian roots rocker Jeff Ray. A heart-searing dedication to his lost friend, James, Ray soars through his rendition of James’s self-penned song to raise awareness for mental illness…

Album | Isobel Anderson – Chalk/Flint

Chalk/Flint offers an interesting soundscape, and an insight into the creativity of Isobel Anderson. Vocally, Anderson shares many similarities with Laura Marling, and on this, her forth release, she delivers a paean to the ethereal nature of world. It is…

Album | Overcoats – Young

As someone who’s followed New York-based folk-soul duo Overcoats for much of the past two years, listening to Hana Elion and JJ Mitchell’s full-length debut Young is a tad bittersweet. On one hand, Elion and Mitchell’s sound differs slightly from…

Album | Aldous Harding – Party

Calling Hannah Harding a folk singer really doesn’t do her justice. While being compared to the likes of Kate Bush and Scott Walker is heady company, the music  she creates distills moments of lyrical beauty and musical complexity. Under the…

Live | Novo Amor @ Hoxton Hall, London

In advance of the release of his second EP Bathing Beach, Novo Amor returned to London’s beautiful Hoxton Hall. Opening the evening was singer-songwriter Blanco White, who wowed the audience with his delicately constructed songs. Having studied the Spanish guitar…