First Aid Kit heading for London!

Off the back of an enthusiastic response to their first EP Drunken Trees, Scandanavian duo First Aid Kit are coming to London for a couple of dates in December. They will play at Soho’s 12 bar club on the 15th December and the Hoxton Bar and Kitchen on the 16th.

For Folk’s Sake Interview: Cherbourg

There’s something quite exciting brewing in the London folk scene, Laura Marling, Noah and the Whale and Johnny Flynn have hit the big time and by doing so they’ve blazed a path for their contemporaries to do the same. Cherbourg are the latest band to emerge from the pack, and they’re not afraid to admit that they want to be a household name.

Exclusive: Laura Marling denies Wiley collaboration

Folk Darling Laura Marling told FFS that despite reports she has no plans to work with rapper Wiley.

In an interview with the Daily Star last week, the grime MC claimed he had been speaking to Laura about the possibility of a collaboration.

But when FFS asked Laura about the plans she said: “I have no idea where that’s come from! Somebody forwarded me the link to a story about it the other day.”

Jay Jay Pistolet releases EP details

Hampshire folkster Jay Jay Pistolet has posted details of his forthcoming EP on his myspace. Three out of four of the tracks were produced by Noah and the Whale’s Charlie Fink and the fourth by Johnny Flynn bassist Adam Beech.

The EP will be released on 17th November through Stiff Records, but copies will also be available ahead of the date on Laura Marling’s Night Terror tour on which Pistolet supports.