Interview | Introducing…Mina Tindle

We loved Mina Tindle’s eponymous debut EP, and adored her first full-length album, Taranta. Here, we get the low-down on the latest French export to tickle our fancy… Hello, please introduce yourself and your music to the uninitiated and tell…

Interview | Gilmore and Roberts

Currently riding the resurgence of traditional-sounding folk are Katriona Gilmore and Jamie Roberts, who met as music students and are now three albums into a very promising career. If you like ‘proper’ folk – and God knows we do –…

EP | Fossil Collective | On & On

David Fendick and Jonny Hooker, otherwise known as Fossil Collective, will be familiar to some as they were in the short-lived Leeds quintet Vib Gyor. Their fortunes though could be on the up. Their debut EP, Let It Go, was…

Album | Field Music – Play…

Field Music Plays… is a release that couldn’t have come at a better time for the Sunderland trio given their recent Mercury Prize nomination. Some of the eight songs compiled on this stopgap release were b-sides whilst others whilst others…

Album | Bellowhead – Broadside

The first thing to say about Bellowhead’s new album is that Broadside is a great title. Referring both to circulating ‘broadside ballads’ of centuries gone by, and to the ‘broadside’ of a ship (that’s the side with the cannons )…

New Bands Panel | Mt. Wolf – Life Sized Ghosts

This week it’s the turn of electronic-folk upstarts Mt. Wolf to go under the folk microscope. Based in London, each member was born by the sea, on the coasts of Guernsey, Dorset and Brighton. Prepare to get swept away…. Joanne Rowe: Hailing…

Album | Lau – Race The Loser

Folk too often is, by its very nature, a fairly conservative musical genre. There are enough mavericks to mix it up, of course, but when a band ambles on stage with a guitar, a fiddle and an accordian, you generally…