Tag: Sufjan Stevens

Album | Sufjan Stevens – The Ascension

After years of sonic adventure and leftfield swerves, Sufjan Stevens’ 2015 career highpoint Carrie & Lowell saw the restless songwriter drop anchor in the wake of his mother’s death. It’s barely-there arrangements cradled Stevens’ bleak grief with remarkably life-affirming results. I’m…

Playlist | Matthew & The Atlas pick their favourite artists

Matthew & the Atlas are ready to return with their fine new record Temple, which is due out on April 22 via Communion. Written in his home studio in Farnborough but recorded in East Nashville with electronic folk duo Foreign…

End Of The Road Festival 2015: Sufjan Stevens, Laura Marling, Marika Hackman, The Unthanks, This Is The Kit

It’s 3pm, a couple of days after the glorious End Of The Road Festival 2015 and I’m online buying early bird tickets for EOTR 2016. I’m diligently clicking and refreshing waiting for the link to explode into life so I…

Album | Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell

Sufjan Stevens’ latest record arrives half a decade on from his last, The Age of Adz, an unprecedented break for a man who once promised he would keep himself busy for a lifetime by recording an album about every US…

Vinyl | Our top albums for analog.am

When sister site of the Yellow Bird Project, analog.am approached us and asked us if we’d like to pick our favourite albums for an FFS-themed vinyl shelf, it was a foregone conclusion. There is nothing Team FFS likes more than…

Sufjan Stevens announces UK tour

This is freaky, folkers. Breakfast this morning was accompanied by the sweet sounds of Sufjan’s Illinois and thoughts of how much I’d love to see him live, and lo and behold a string of UK dates are announced. The UK…

Christmas show on London Fields Radio

In all the Christmas album hoopla, I’d almost forgotten to tell y’all a bout our Christmas radio show. I recorded it last week in sludgey Hackney with Bitter Fingers presenter and generally nice chap Mark Higgins. We delved into the…