Interview | FFS 5 with Jane Sheldon

After stepping away from performing with Southern California band American Bloomers to focus on raising her son, lifelong Angeleno Jane Sheldon returns to the songwriting fold with a Christmas tune that is both timely and timeless. ‘One for Mrs. Claus’…

Album | Gina Graves – And We Rise

Although she bills her work as ‘dream pop’, much of what ultimately makes Gina Graves’ And We Rise feels like folk that’s hit the trendsetting indie scene. Presenting listeners with a multifarious smorgasbord of sounds to lose oneself in, there is…

Album | Dave Vargo – Battle Burns

Despite contemporary Americana’s foundation being settled in Chicagoan pubs, the movement encapsulating roots-amalgam still feels plenty connected to naturalism. New Jersey, then, might not be the first place one might find a rising star of the genre, but rural Farmingdale…

Album | Me and My Friends – Look Up

Combining Ghanaian highlife, Jamaican roots and Afro Brazilian folk music, Me and My Friends’ musically heady hybrid creates an instantly recognisable sound defying easy categorisation. The West African finger-picking of Nick Rasie, along with stunning harmonies, highly evocative cello and…

Album | Daniel Knox – Chasescene

Daniel Knox is not your run of the mill artist. For a self-taught pianist, his story is unique. Knox is a member of the night brigade, inhabiting a world that comes alive when everyone else is asleep. Discovering that virtually…

Album | C-Wired – Angel Circuit Engaged

Fireball troubadour Chuck Whyard is at it again with his namesake project, C-Wired. When last the singer-songwriter hit us earlier this year with the likes of Omega, For Folk’s Sake lauded his work as “multifarious” and “extroverted”. He and his band’s…

Album | Amy Rigby – The Old Guys

Age is just a state of mind, up to a point. No one really expected to see the Stones rocking into their seventies back in 1964. Yet that’s where we’re at today, and for Amy Rigby, at 59, she’s rocking…

Premiere | Café Spice – Lauren

Café Spice have been charming their home city of Manchester for a while now, building up a fine reputation with live performances of their beautiful harmonies and sweet tunes. And now the trio – made up of Georgia Gage, Eleanor…

Album | Foxwarren – Foxwarren

In the release of Andy Shauf’s side-band debut album, nearly a decade in the making, there is much of The Party’s deserved success. The style of the record is very much in the vein of Andy’s solo release, again a…