Author: Duncan Martin

Session | Ralegh Long

Ralegh Long is a singer-songwriter who creates subtle, pastoral soundscapes inspired by nature and mystacism. His work has been praised as “Demented beauty” by The Guardian and “Really, really beautiful” by Lauren Laverne. Ralegh came into the studio and performed…

Live | For Folk’s Sake @ #Blogtober Preview

The good people at Lost In The Manor are running a month-long festival under the banner #Blogtober. This will feature live music every night in October at The Finsbury in London, with each night curated by a different music blog…

Session | Vanessa Anne Redd

After recording albums with Rubicks and Six Years and touring with John Foxx and Gary Numan, Vanessa Anne Redd set herself the challenge of recording a solo record. The result was ten songs of “grunge folk” that make up her…

Session | A Grave With No Name

In the past few years, London-based singer/songwriter Alexander Shields, aka A Grave With No Name, has released music spanning genres including lo-fi rock, broad ambient soundscapes and rich, full band arrangements. His forthcoming album, Wooden Mask, marks another change in…

Competition | Win tickets to Boomtown Fair

Boomtown Fair isn’t your normal summer festival. Certainly other festivals have their quirky, creative areas but Boomtown goes deeper. Much deeper. The whole site is dedicated to the premise of a (temporary) fantastical city, split into nine distinct districts. Each…

Album | The Amazing Devil – Love Run

Love Run is the debut release from Soho-based The Amazing Devil. I had never heard of this band before their release announcement email arrived in the FFS mailbox, but one song was enough to get my attention and one play-through…

Session | Zoe Konez

Zoe Konez is a singer/songwriter who combines lyrical depth with extremely accomplished guitar playing.  We described her as “ridiculously talented” after seeing her play at The Great Escape, and she’s been featured on 6Music several times. So, naturally, we were…

#631 Cherry Head, Cherry Heart – Dark Clouds

Dark Clouds by Cherry Head, Cherry Heart Cherry Head, Cherry Heart is the original-composition project of Naomi Lowe and Andy Johnson who play in the Housemartins/Beautiful South cover band The Southmartins. Whilst their first album Chihuahua was very much in…

Live | Oh Sister and Mahalia @ Secret Sessions, London

The top floor of the Hospital Club near Tottenham Court Road, London, was the host for Secret Sessions this week.  With Secret Sessions, as the name suggests, the line-up isn’t openly advertised in advance.  Instead, artists featured may mention they…