Author: Ian Parker

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

Live | Smoke Fairies @ Soup Kitchen, Manchester

“If we started a cult now, would you all join?” It’s funny where a conversation about being stuck in a lift can go, but as Katherine and Jessica sort their tunings for ‘Elevator’, they’re apparently contemplating a new concept for…

Album | Lankum – The Livelong Day

Dropping the needle on The Livelong Day is to enter an intense world. Their third studio album is the Irish four-piece’s most uncompromising statement yet. Few bands would dare open with an 11-minute long reworking of ‘The Wild Rover?’, its…

Album | Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Colorado

For his 41st (not counting those unreleased treasures constantly teased but not yet heard) studio album, Neil Young headed to the Studio In The Clouds, almost two miles above sea level in the Colorado Rockies. You know that if Young…

Video premiere | Junkboy – Fulfil

Junkboy’s sixth career album Trains, Trees and Topophilia brought widespread acclaim on its release in August. The instrumental record from Mik and Rich Hanscomb, their first since 2014’s Sovereign Sky, was inspired by travel (by train, of course) around the…

Live | Bill Callahan @ Manchester Albert Hall

As he stands in the splendour of Manchester’s Albert Hall, Bill Callahan almost looks like he is enjoying himself. He cracks the odd joke and flashes an occasional smile. ‘This is the first time we’ve played Manchester since Mark E…

Premiere | Molly Linen – Outside EP

Let’s step Outside. Molly Linen releases her debut EP this week and it’s a gem. On this five-track collection for Lost Map’s PostMap Club series, the Shropshire-born, Glasgow-based artists has weaved a subtle but engagingly rich tapestry of sounds to…

Premiere | Rachael Dadd – Beacon

Anticipation is building here at FFS towers because one of our favourite artists Rachael Dadd has a new album on the way. FLUX is due in a couple of months and, treat of treats, we can now bring you the…