Album | Tanya Tagaq – Animism

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Inuit throat-singer Tanya Tagaq surprised many pundits by winning Canada’s Polaris Prize in 2014 ahead of a number of more established names, not least the Arcade Fire. The prize is awarded for ‘artistic integrity’ and, listening to Animism, Tagaq comes…

Album | Marika Hackman – We Slept At Last

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Within folk, there’s a constant and essential need to remain within the acoustic, the wooden, the real. Crossing into unfamiliar instrumental territory can often fragment a delicately antiquated and almost traditional approach to the genre. Familiar up and down the…

Album | The Amazing – Picture You

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It’s with pleasure that I greet the return of Swedish quintet The Amazing. Their 2011 album Gentle Stream was one of my favourite albums of that year, becoming something of an emotional touchstone thereafter. Its dynamic mix of minor key…

News | New Peter Broderick album announced

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A new album from Peter Broderick is expected at the end of April. Colours of the Night will be the multi-instrumentalist’s first full-length album for label Bella Union in three years. Broderick released a five-track EP under the name (Colours of the Night) Satellite late…

Session | For Folk’s Sake presents Nick Edward Harris

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We’re delighted to present a session and interview with the brilliant Nick Edward Harris. Nick’s new record The Tall Trees is out on 23 February. We talked to Nick about the new record, his influences, and musical friendships and he played two tracks from his new record – Unarmed and Calm Your Demons – supported by Angie Rance of Patch & the Giant on the flugelhorn.