Album | Pascal Pinon – Sundur

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There is something exceptionally Icelandic about Pascal Pinon right from the start of Sundur. You can hear Sigur Ros, Björk and the fascinating island’s landscape and culture deep inside the bones of the band and the music it makes. It’s…

Album | Ed Harcourt – Furnaces

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I’m not sure I believe Ed Harcourt when he says he’s a ‘beast of a man’, as he claims on ‘Loup Garou’, the third track of his new album, Furnaces. In my admittedly limited experience of man-beasts, they don’t go…

Live | Together The People 2016 Preview

Together the People festival is returning to Brighton’s Preston Park on 3rd and 4th September 2016. Brighton enjoys a year-round host of celebrations, with music, cultural, film and food festivals abounding, and Together The People promises to bring these together…

Album | Blossoms – Blossoms

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Blossoms have no small dreams. They want success on the grand scale of like Oasis, the Beatles, and (dare I say it) Abba. On their first disc, they have the kind of radio friendly sound that’s mature beyond their years.…

Session | A Grave With No Name

In the past few years, London-based singer/songwriter Alexander Shields, aka A Grave With No Name, has released music spanning genres including lo-fi rock, broad ambient soundscapes and rich, full band arrangements. His forthcoming album, Wooden Mask, marks another change in…

Album | Lou Rhodes – theyesandeye

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For Lou Rhodes the distance between trip-hop and folk music is shorter than you think. As one half of Lamb she’s recorded six trip-hop albums, yet it’s not hard to see how with different instrumentation those songs would still work…

Track by Track | Bess Atwell

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With the release of her stunning debut record, Bess Atwell has kindly provided FFS with a Track by Track run down of Hold Your Mind. Here are Bess’ thoughts on how her record was written and recorded… 1. A THOUSAND LOVERS…

Album | Look Park – Look Park

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Fountains of Wayne were never held in the same regard as other power pop players like Teenage Fanclub or Weezer.  Maybe it’s because their biggest moment, ‘Stacy’s Mom’, was  a bubblegum MTV hit about a schoolboy crush which McFly would’ve…