Winchester (incidentally For Folk’s Sake hometown) is to play host to a plethora of folk favourites at the inaugural week-long Winchester Live festival.
Übergod Brian Wilson has recorded a track for Black Cab Sessions.
The Wave Pictures frontman Dave Tattersall fought through near exhaustion for one last interview before the band’s final night touring with anti-folk legend Jeffrey Lewis.
Alas, I Cannot Swim sells four times as many copies since being shortlisted in the annual awards.
Peggy Sue will curate a ‘Horror Movie Marathon’ gig at The Windmill on 31st October. The duo (/trio depending on whether the drummer boy is permanent…) will be playing along with Slow Club.
On Saturday 27th September South Street Arts Centre will play host to a one-off show featuring UK folk troubador Adem. Support comes from Russ Alsop and FFS favourites Slow Club.
For Folk’s Sake’s favourite interviewee so far, Jay Jay Pistolet, has finished his new EP with the track ‘Hooked Up On Us’ produced by Johnny Flynn and the Sussex Wit bassist Adam Beach.
Mountain Goats frontman John Darnielle, has been secretly working on a six-track EP with US shoegazer Kaki King.
Leading lights of British folk record classic Jeffrey Lewis track Travel Light ahead of their attempts to crack the states.
A capacity crowd was treated to more than they bargained for at Mumford and Sons headline Blue Flowers gig at George IV in Chiswick on 7th September.
For Folk’s Sake favourite Laura Marling missed out on the top prize at the Mercury Music Awards on September 9th.
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Slow Club have announced a Christmas show at the Union Chapel in London.
Jay Jay Pistolet met FFS in a park in Shoreditch. Neither of us had the right haircut, but Mr Pistolet was a cracking interviewee and revealed that his housemate, a certain Marcus Mumford Esquire, likes to email randoms on Myspace.
Bethnal Green balladeers set to make forthcoming EP low carbon release
Bad news for fans of old school rock n roll, London favourites Vincent Vincent and the Villains announced their split on 31st August. The band will play their final show at 93ft East on Saturday 13th September, before concentrating on their solo acts.
New single Brown Trout Blues came out on 1st September. For Folk’s Sake spoke to the lovely Johnny Flynn only to find out he didn’t know a thing about its release.