Author: Ian Parker

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

Album | Neil Young – Homegrown

In 1975, Neil Young had a choice of two ready-to-go albums to release as the follow up to the masterpiece that was On The Beach. Tonight’s The Night was a tequila-drenched wake in which Young mourned the drug deaths of…

Live | Laura Marling @ Union Chapel

In an alternate universe, Laura Marling would have just wrapped up an extensive North American and UK tour during which we’d have got a first listen to music from her seventh album Song For Our Daughter, scheduled for an August…

Album | Darren Hayman – Home Time

Long before there was a trilogy of albums on the history of Essex, the 2012 instrumental record inspired by Lidos, an EP of tunes inspired by diesel commuter trains, or Chants for Socialists, Darren Hayman used to specialise in songs…

Album | Laura Marling – Song For Our Daughter

In these strange, unprecedented times, we reach for what we can rely on. So what better gift this Easter weekend than the early release of Laura Marling’s seventh studio record. Where several other artists have postponed release dates, wary of…

Video premiere | Modern Hinterland – The Zombies (BBC Introducing)

Since releasing critically acclaimed record The Longest Part of the Night in January, Modern Hinterland have been keeping busy with a tour and a number of acoustic and live sessions. The latest was with BBC Introducing, and we’re delighted to…

Live | Ian Prowse @ Blackpool Opera House

Across four decades in the industry – as frontman for Amsterdam and Pele, and as a solo artist – Ian Prowse may never have scored a hit but he has built up a bit of a cult following through the…

Album | Nadia Reid – Out of My Province

Travel can bring change, it can bring personal growth, but it can also help you realise who you really are. For her third album, with the appropriate name Out Of My Province, Reid packed her passport and set off around…

Album | Jonathan Wilson – Dixie Blur

Over the course of his first three solo albums, Jonathan Wilson has immersed himself in the Laurel Canyon groove. Hanging out in LA with the likes of David Crosby, Graham Nash, Bonnie Raitt and Jackson Browne, Wilson made records steeped…

Album | Peggy Sue – Vices

Vices. Sometimes they can feel so good, but you know they’re usually wrong. That’s pretty much how Katy Young and Rosa Slade had grown to feel about some of the music they were making as Peggy Sue.  Which is why,…

Album | Frazey Ford – U Kin B The Sun

Frazey Ford is one of those artists you would happily listen to singing the proverbial phone book. You’d be unlikely to make out any of the names or addresses, but her rich voice, clearer in its emotion than its enunciation,…