Album | Broeder Dieleman – Komma

Easy to categorize as the “Dutch Bonnie Prince Billy”, Tonnie aka ‘Broeder’ Dieleman has ventured into a career of his own, made of strong asceticism and unrelenting musical research. These are ingredients that place him among a restricted circle of…

Album | Low – Double Negative

If Low’s last album, 2015’s acclaimed Ones and Sixes, saw them slip off their slowcore shackles, Double Negative feels like a near-detonation of all that’s gone before. As the band moved into their third decade, a sense of consolidation surrounded…

Interview | FFS 5 Q&A with Loren Cole

If there is one thing you can learn from Loren Cole, it’s to question everything. The singer-songwriter came of age in the digital world, but even she finds the whole social media landscape a bit exhausting. Her debut album, For the Sake of…

Interview | FFS 5 Q&A with John Smith

Around this time last month, John Smith dropped the first tune from off of a forthcoming, soon-to-be-officially-announced album. ‘Willy Moore’ is an old-time American folk classic of uncertain origins, likely to have been written sometime during the early 1900s. Smith…

Album | Lizzie Weber – You

At the end of a very painful breakup, Lizzie Weber harnessed her emotions in a set of songs that were too painful to perform. Now, some four years later, the scars have lost much of their sting. The results found…

Album | C-Wired – Omega

When Chuck Whyard hits the stage, he becomes the electrifying Americana artist, C-Wired. A free-wheeling mystic capable of producing powerful, tenacious grooves, he and his band develop a multifarious collection of songs for their debut EP, Omega. Washed with lush production…

Session | Ben Somers – Life On The Road

This week’s session comes from Ben Somers, playing a song from his new album Poor Stuart which is out on the 7th September. Ben is involved in multiple musical projects, playing various styles and instruments, and the album incorporates elements…