Folk god Johnny Flynn has recorded three tracks for French website La Blogotheque.
Emmy the Great has almost come to the end of her First Love tour, with a couple of dates in Ireland left to play. Before that, she’ll be making an appearance at Rough Trade East, just off Brick Lane on Monday March 2nd.
Jeffrey Lewis has a lot planned for 2009, but by far the biggest news is that his new album, ‘Em Are I’ is recorded, the artwork is done, and it’ll be in the shops in April. Lewis announced the details of the album, which will be available in CD, vinyl, and digital download formats, on his website.
FFS met up with Jeremy Warmsley to talk ukeleles, rock operas and okonomiyakis. Intrigued? We certainly were.
Ethereal West-Londoner Alessi will be performing a short outdoor gig as part of the Bandstand Busking series this Sunday half an hour earlier than previously advertised.
US songstress and multi-instrumentalist St Vincent has announced the release of her new album Actor on 4th May.
The Dø are set to play a one-off gig at Camden’s roundhouse to showcase their forthcoming album.
The organisers of Camp Bestival today announced that Laura Marling, Blue Roses and Peggy Sue would join the Dorset festival’s already stellar line-up.
Johanna and Klara of Sweden’s First Aid Kit are teenage sisters who are taking the folk world by storm. Their debut EP Drunken Trees, which has been available in their home country for a year, is soon to be released in the UK. For Folk’s Sake caught up with the girls for a quick chat.
Laura Marling treated fans to a surprise performance at an instore at Rough Trade East in Brick Lane last night.
Jay Jay Pistolet has been confirmed as support for Noah and the Whale on their springtime UK tour.
First Aid Kit will be arriving to patch up London town with an instore set at Pure Groove Records on Monday February 23rd at 1:15 pm. Yes, this is lunchtime and yes, it’s a Monday, but we put it to you, FFS fans, that we can fill that wee record shop with like-minded individuals and make Monday that little bit brighter. These special Swedish siblings will delight your ears with their simmering harmonies and light-as-the breeze melodies.
“If you get referred to with other artists you really don’t agree with then you feel like their politics might besmirch yours.”
Johnny Flynn has three weekends of gigs ahead of him in February, the first of which is a headline set at the One Drop launch event this Sunday in Clapham. Flynn is joined on the bill by just one other act, Left with Pictures, who joined Peggy Sue for a number of gigs last year.
Highland-bound Mumford and Sons have announced the release of a new single on Chess Club Records.
The people at Blissfields have announced the first few acts for the Hampshire festival. And it’s good news for folk fans. Confirmed artists include lovely Laura Marling, marvellous Mumford and Sons, charming Cherbourg, really-very-good Ryan O’Reilly and the brilliant beat-boxing hip-hop folk-funkster Gideon Conn.
Peggy Sue have announced the forthcoming release of a limited edition double a-side with Too Pure Singles Club. The 7″ will feature two new songs, ‘Alice in the Kitchen’ and ‘Lazarus’. They sound nice, don’t they?