On the blog: Mumford and Sons, Olly the Octopus, Coco Lovers, Tristram, The Shins

We’ve gone blogging crazy at FFS for all the things that don’t quite count as news stories or reviews but that we find quite interesting. Here’s what we’ve been blathering about lately…

Tristram: Anika (of ‘in London’ fame) has made a video for Tristram’s fantastic single ‘Someone Told Me A Poem’. You can also catch Tristram at The Allotment on December 1st…

Cheer up: FFS editor Lynn realises she’s not a fan of bands who seem like grumps. Feel free to read her inane ramblings on the subject…

Rediscovering Mumford and Sons: All this hype about the much-loved London foursome can be a bit offputting, but we’re over it now…

Olly the Octopus Christmas Single: The manliest man in folk’s Christmas offering isn’t that Christmassy but does have, like, a message…

An Artist A Day: FFS will be covering one previously unwritten-about artist a day for 100 days starting on the 1st December. Partly cos we’re big fans of Josie Long, who is running the project, but mainly because it was the whole reason we set this site up in the first place. Email band [at] forfolkssake [dot] com to be included…

Coco Lovers in a pub: The band send us a link to this video and we’ve fallen in love with this track…

The Shins but not: This is the most bafflingly awesome album we’ve discovered in a while. Bluegrass covers of The Shins. Guaranteed to make you smile…

Maryland on Balcony TV: Another Allotment performer to be, Joe Innes of Maryland dropped by Balcony TV to film God’s Gift to the Gunshy…

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