Album | Darren Hayman – Pram Town

Pram Town is a ‘folk opera’ from former Hefner frontman Darren Hayman. The story follows a unmotivated guy stuck in the town where he grew up, Harlow (nicknamed Pram Town in the 50s because of the sudden influx of young families when the town was built in the aftermath of WWII). He meets an ‘out of his league’ London woman while fare-evading in a first class train carriage.

Heartbreak Ball Details Announced + Johnny Flynn!

Jeremy Warmsley has spilled the heart-shaped beans on the line-up for his Heartbreak Ball. The swoon-fest will take place at The Slaughtered Lamb in Clerkenwell, where Warmsley will be joined by Johnny Flynn, the delectable Slow Club, Gossamer Albatross, A Classic Education and lovely Stars of Sunday League.

For Folk’s Sake Interview: An evening ale with Junkboy

It’s been a happy new year in more ways than one for Junkboy. The three-piece, who meld a strong folk influence onto lush, whimsical songs that take in everything from post-rock to relaxed electronica, are currently celebrating their 10th anniversary, in typically modest style. “Mik posted an update on Facebook which simply said ‘Ten glorious years’,” says Rich. “It’s been ten years since the first single came out. Ten strange years…”

Angus and Julia Stone finish new album

Angus and Julia Stone have revealed that their new album is almost complete. Speaking in a radio interview with BBC 6Music the brother and sister duo said they had nearly finished working on the album, which they had been recording at Sawmills studio in Cornwall.