All articles by Alice Sage

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

Samuel Zasada

A part-family affair, Samuel Zasada are a five-year-old three, four, or five-piece band (depending on who you ask).  Much loved by the local music press, they’ve got a couple of EPs under their belt and still play extensively in their…

Scriber

  Cardiff-based Joshua Price, aka Scriber, calls his music garage-folk and thinks this is his year.  The panel checked in to see if he’s right… Alice Sage: A slowly plodding pick-strum pick-strum guitar, occasional plinks of piano and an echoing, slurring,…

Jackson Hewitt

Barry Jackson and Ian Hewitt have not been a band for long – but now their debut album is out on the Ipothosis label and they are already garnering good reviews. The panel decided to check them out… Nicole Ocran:…

Little Sister Blue

Little Sister Blue’s multi-instrumentalist Sarah-Louise MacDonald and her three multi-talented friends have an EP Incidentally Yours To Keep out now on the Peppercorn Arts label – and in planet-friendly packaging, no less! James Robinson: I would say that Little Sister Blue sounds like Norah Jones (not…

Unkle Bob

One of their tracks played out an episode of Greys Anatomy, they’ve worked with legendary producers on two studio albums, and they’re from Scotland.  The panel wants to find out more… Eala MacAlister: Unkle Bob are all lovely harmonies and driven…

Queen Elvis

Queen Elvis are a married couple cum five-piece from Galway making a big, international, noise with new EP Little World – the panel stepped in to check out the hype… Gemma Hampson: Queen Elvis are old hats at folk music and you…

Sophie Yau

Charity-supporting Sophie (or Sylvia Yee Ting Yau) has a theology degree and a debut EP available now – called Some Great Union In The Sky – the panel stepped in for a listen… James Robinson: The first track that plays on visiting Sophie Yau’s…

Ian Bailey

Northern folk-rocker Ian Bailey has an album Tower Songs available on iTunes and, more importantly, three reviews from our panel… Thomas Moyser: I put my hat into the ring to review Ian Bailey because, although his setup sounded pretty familiar,…

Allman Brown

Allman Brown has been playing the London scene for a while now – the panel stepped in to give him a listen. Jen Rouse: Biographically aloof Allman Brown is a super-photogenic pop singer/songwriter with killer cheekbones and a wonderful voice – a clean,…