Album | Calexico – Seasonal Shift

Christmas this year is going to look a little different to usual for obvious reasons. The good news is that, with the help of Calexico, it can sound a little bit different too. Swapping out the sleigh bells for mariachi…

EP | Gianna Lauren – Vanity Metrics

On her fourth release, Canadian singer-songwriter Gianna Lauren brings raw honesty and fragile volatility, looking at the data-driven reality where music like every piece of content is measured by numbers of streams and likes. The newest EP Vanity Metrics was…

Session | Vicky Sometani – Breeze

Today, we’re very pleased to bring you another session track from Vicky Sometani, with a version of her first single, ‘Breeze’, which grabbed our attention late last year. Since we brought you her first session, back in March and in…

Album | Kevin Morby – Sundowner

Kevin Morby is a true American troubadour, a keen cataloguer of its myriad worlds. The gothic folk song ‘Harlem River’ was about New York’s river, offering peace after Morby had grown tired of the exhaustions of Manhattan; elsewhere on the…

Premiere | EG Vines – Am I Dreaming

When last he appeared on For Folk’s Sake, EG Vines was pitching the character of ‘The Salesman‘. Now, the frills are shaven and the message is clear as the artist sets his anger towards real-life salesmen who are commandeering American…

Interview | FFS 5 with Shawna Virago

2020 has been unpredictable, to say the very least. Shawna Virago’s ‘Heaven Sent Delinquent’ bares a stark message of hope for these burdened times, and her new electric mix ups the octane some. A critique of the oppressive and proud,…

Album | Laura Veirs – My Echo

“My songs knew I was getting divorced before I did”- Laura Veirs When Laura Veirs started putting pen to paper and forming the ideas behind what would form My Echo, her 11th studio album, she realised that her 19-year marriage…