News | More Record Store Day releases announced

Belle & Sebastian, Richard Hawley and The Civil Wars will all release limited edition vinyl, along with The Flaming Lips, David Bowie, T-Rex and almost 200 other artists, as part of this year’s Record Store Day (RSD). An unprecedented 192…

Album | Thomas White – Yalla

“No-one does hippy love with a bite like Tom White,” claimed the press release for this album, to much amusement at FFS Towers. Once it became clear I wasn’t being accused of deviant behaviour (this time), I tucked into this…

Album | The Shins – Port of Morrow

This FFS writer first stumbled across The Shins at a house party in 2004, the crest of the discovering-indie-through-the-soundtrack-to-The-OC wave. We were professing our love for Death Cab for Cutie to a camp but handsome American chap who reacted with…

Album | Soap&Skin – Narrow

It’s hard to believe that Anja Plaschg, aka Soap&Skin, is only 21. With second full-length album, Narrow, the Viennese Plaschg tackles such weighty issues as loss and grief in a classical-goth style that takes a certain level of courageousness. Nor…

Album | Tess – Magpie

Kent singer-songwriter Tess has managed to create an album which is both instantly likeable and a bit of a grower. Magpie is distinguised by well-crafted, honest songwriting while the vocal delivery is perfectly understated. Opener ‘Big Room’ has dark lyrics…

News | Communion Weekly.

Communion Records.

So this isn’t exactly news ‘hot off the press’, but in case you hadn’t already heard, Communion records have begun what they call a “Communion Weekly”. For the last five weeks, Communion have been sending subscribers a small dose of…

Brian’s Mixtape | Crazy Horses

Brian the playlist-making owl is home for 2012 and returning to For Folk's Sake

  Dear readers, My apologies for this playlist’s tardiness, for an owl likes to be prompt, but some distant cousins came to stay over the weekend and they caused too much carnage for me to turn a blind eye to…