All articles by Alice Sage

Alice is For Folk's Sake's New Bands Editor. You can find her on Twitter @alicemcsage.

Glass Ankle

Japanese-influenced trio Glass Ankle are named after band mastermind Greg Jackson’s football injuries.  Their debut EP If You’ve Been There is available now, as is new single Kyo Wa Ii Hi – which means ‘Today is a good day’ and…

Early Ghost

Early Ghost are a Brighton based six-piece – and even though they are a fairly new band they have already released two EPs and played with the likes of Beirut. The panel decided to have a gander… Scott Edgar: When I…

Hoshal Patrick

Art-school duo Alex Mummery and James Shedden make ace music videos and lovely recordings in their bedrooms and give them away on their excellent website – the panel dropped by to have a listen Richard Furlong: What really strikes you about…

Aspel Orchid

Punk-styled performance poet and dulcimer-playing songstress are just a few ways of describing Aspel Orchid – with a self-made debut album Voltarine Dreams and EP From Beneath The Snow out now, the panel stepped in to take a look… Scott…

Album: Emmylou Harris – Hard Bargain

Any fan knows that Emmylou Harris’ voice is as unmistakable as your own best friend. It is a kind of melodic breathing – soft, guttural, with whispered high notes and mournful, complex depths. This album shows that, after all these…

Liam Dullaghan

After making a crazy jazz album with The Havenots, Liam has gone solo to create a successful collection of demos and a whole debut album (recorded over two years in his pal’s living room).  The panel dropped by to give…

Gill Sandell

Accordion and flute player Gill Sandell has been part of many bands – many of whom have contributed to this labour-of-love debut album – so our panel jumped in to see if it was worth the wait… James Rutherford: I never…

Hi-Def TV

London’s Hi-Def TV (aka Darren Plant) is an unsigned singer songwriter already getting airplay on radio stations such as XFM’s Xposure show – his second EP A Long Year is out now to download. Alice Knapp: Hi-Def TV’s name may…

Tessa Bickers

Granddaughter of a WWII flying ace and sometime contributor to FFS, Tessa Bickers has an EP The Hangover Sessions and album Pot Luck – both on the tiny Small Dog label.  She has supported The Inspiral Carpets, soundtracked George Osbourne’s…