Album | Lambchop – The Bible

On the ‘His Song Is Sung’, the opening track of Lambchop’s new album The Bible, the listener is eased in with plaintive piano and orchestration before Kurt Wagner’s voice cracks through warmly – ‘In the spring the view was better/And…

EP | Iron & Wine – LORI

Being named after the senator that help bring down Richard Nixon in the year he was born, Samuel Ervin Beam has had a tough legacy, choosing to ignore it entirely by recording as Iron & Wine. Beam has released LORI, a collection…

Album | Chloe Kimes – Self-Titled

One of Nashville’s most promising new implants, Chloe Kimes, released her self-titled LP this summer and it reliably swings between worlds. Originally from Ludington, Michigan, the singer-songwriter is as well-rounded as her pitstop portfolio; she sells her narrative lyricism with…

Live | Cambridge Folk Festival 2022

It’s no secret that it’s been a hard two years for the music industry. Cambridge Folk Festival organiser Rebecca Stewart acknowledges that tough context in the opening lines of the programme for this year’s Festival, the first since 2019. It’s…

Interview | FFS 5 with GaRangDengZhen

Photo courtesy of artist Ansa GaRangDengZhen—or Zen—is a multi-award winning pioneer of contemporary Tibetan folk music. His accomplishments have brought him around the world—most recently to Canada, where he will be performing at Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Theatre on 13 August.…

Album | Josh Rouse – Going Places

Josh Rouse has always been pretty prolific but it seems that lockdown proved a particularly fertile period for the Nebraskan songwriter. Following one of the most delightful Christmas albums of recent years (The Holiday Sounds Of Josh Rouse), it led to last year’s electronic…