New Bands Panel | BRNS – Wounded

This week our writers get their heads around the intriguing prospect of Belgian four-piece BRNS (pronounced ‘brains’), who veer between all kinds of different styles. Could they be Belgium’s answer to Alt-J? Here’s what FFS has to say…. Rosy Ross: I…

Album | The Cairo Gang – The Corner Man

Emmett Kelly is, to all intents and purposes, the only permanent gang member and since a debut album under that name in 2006 has put out only an impossible to find follow-up, a solitary EP and a collaboration with Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy. The latter, the occasionally fantastic Wondershow of the World, was certainly not time wasted, but The Corner Man is too deeply felt and too thoroughly delivered to be the work of a regular sidekick.

Album | Richard Walters – Regret Less

Richard Walters returns with the fantastic Regret Less. Having already become a feature on American prime-time shows like Grey’s Anatomy, released brilliantly received albums and wowed many an audience with his music, it is surprising but welcome that the Oxford-based…

Interview | Introducing…Al Lewis

With first full-length English-language album, In The Wake, Welsh artist Al Lewis was nominated for the inaugural Welsh Music prize. Having set the bar so high for himself, he decamped to Nashville, Tennessee, to the studio of Charlie Peacock (The Civil Wars,…

Album | Jo Mango – Murmuration

Given that it’s six years since Jo Mango released her debut album Paperclips and Sand, we can imagine a fair few listeners will be discovering this Scottish songbird for the first time with sophomore release Murmuration. It’s not like she’s…

EP | Marcus Foster – The Last House

The Last House is the latest offering from 24 year old London based singer-songwriter Marcus Foster. Interestingly, though this is not entirely relevant, he has an MA in sculpture and I have seen his work exhibited in the Saatchi Gallery.…