Album: Bill Callahan – Apocalypse

Apocalypse is Callahan’s third studio offering since dropping the Smog moniker, and it is in many ways familiar territory: full of lessons learned the hard way, animals and the land, wry self-scathing philosophy, and everywhere the value of endurance. Musically…

Tessa Bickers

Granddaughter of a WWII flying ace and sometime contributor to FFS, Tessa Bickers has an EP The Hangover Sessions and album Pot Luck – both on the tiny Small Dog label.  She has supported The Inspiral Carpets, soundtracked George Osbourne’s…

Samuel Zasada

A part-family affair, Samuel Zasada are a five-year-old three, four, or five-piece band (depending on who you ask).  Much loved by the local music press, they’ve got a couple of EPs under their belt and still play extensively in their…

Album: Dark Dark Dark – Wild Go

There’s more than just a buzz around Dark Dark Dark and their second album, Wild Go. There’s a hive of adoration in some quarters. Why though? That’s not the easiest question to answer. There’s a definite beauty to Wild Go…

Scriber

  Cardiff-based Joshua Price, aka Scriber, calls his music garage-folk and thinks this is his year.  The panel checked in to see if he’s right… Alice Sage: A slowly plodding pick-strum pick-strum guitar, occasional plinks of piano and an echoing, slurring,…

EP: Marcus Foster – Tumble Down

There was a part of us that almost wondered if this day would ever come. To say the wait for Marcus Foster’s debut EP has been long barely begins to describe it. He’s been on the circuit for years now,…