Author: Ian Parker

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

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,…

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…