All articles by Ian Parker

Ian is For Folk's Sake's reviews editor. Find him on Twitter @iparky.

Video premiere | Astralingua – The Fallen

Denver’s Astralingua are here to explore some pretty deep questions. “The journey to the afterlife does not begin at death but rather at birth,” songwriter Joseph Thompson said when outlining the ideas behind their new album Safe Passage. “Death is…

Premiere | Sive – Holding

From the first strike of the kalimba, ‘Holding’ will have you hooked. Its pulsing rhythms creep under the skin as the song builds, before Sive’s soaring velvety vocals elevate it to another level. Written about the need for clean slate…

Video premiere | Odetta Hartman – You You

From the sultry, opening chords, Odetta Hartman’s single ‘You You’ seduces you immediately. This smoking hot cut comes from her critically acclaimed record ‘Old Rockhounds Never Die’, which saw Odetta create a mesmerising and unique sound from the wealth of…

Premiere | Whisperer – Lullaby For A Ditch

Seattle, Lawrence, Nashville, Raleigh…the list of places Sam Fuller-Smith has called home in recent years depicts a wanderer, eager to soak up America’s endless possibilities. Those experiences are poured into the music he makes under the name Whisperer. His sparse…