Album | Ikes Creek – Up, Rising

When Ikes Creek first came to be, Korey Simeone, Mark Sanfilippo and Gabe Davis claim that it was entirely by chance. Still, in those initial moments, a creative fire must’ve been stoked. Rounded out now by Thomas Moose and Cori…

Session | Thom Ashworth – Derry Gaol

Thom Ashworth is on a mission to prove that traditional folk can be made current, original and, perhaps most surprisingly, can be brilliantly performed on an acoustic bass guitar. In this second video from Thom’s session with us, he offers…

Album | Vetiver – Up On High

Over the years Vetiver have been a bit of a chameleon. There was a slightly Fleetwood Mac-ish tinge to Complete Strangers. Four years down the line, Up On High is a very different beast, much more of an acoustic outing…

Interview | ‘Face to Face’ with Twelfth Day

Scotland’s Twelfth Day inhabit a special place. Catriona Price and Esther Swift are classically trained musicians, yet in their band there is a focus on improvisation one rarely sees. The opportunity to question these women and introduce their newest track…

Interview | FFS 5 with Canyon City

Off the heels of Canyon City’s first record, 2016’s Midnight Waves, essential cut ‘Firework’ was added to Spotify’s Fresh Finds: Six Strings playlist and has since culled more than seven million streams. But that’s just scratching the surface. In total, Johnson…

Interview | FFS 5 with John Salaway

Frontman. Acclaimed songwriter. Sideman. Nationally-endorsed multi-instrumentalist. Producer. Since moving to Nashville in the early 2000s, John Salaway has become one of the city’s most accomplished musicians, holding down a weekly residency at the world-class BB King’s Blues Club while also…

Interview | FFS 5 with Judy Blank

In September, singer-songwriter Judy Blank made history by becoming the first Dutch artist ever to play AmericanaFest playing a number of day parties, several radio appearances, an official showcase and Grimey’s Americanarama. In 2014 she released her piano-driven debut album,…

Album | Lankum – The Livelong Day

Dropping the needle on The Livelong Day is to enter an intense world. Their third studio album is the Irish four-piece’s most uncompromising statement yet. Few bands would dare open with an 11-minute long reworking of ‘The Wild Rover?’, its…

Session | Neev – Tunnel Vision

Today we bring you a track from emerging singer-songwriter Neev, who caught my ear on a recent BBC Introducing podcast with her debut single ‘Burning To Dust’. This isn’t that song, it isn’t even the new single, ‘Across the glass’…

Video premiere | Junkboy – Fulfil

Junkboy’s sixth career album Trains, Trees and Topophilia brought widespread acclaim on its release in August. The instrumental record from Mik and Rich Hanscomb, their first since 2014’s Sovereign Sky, was inspired by travel (by train, of course) around the…