All articles by Ian Parker

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

FFS New Bands Panel: Loch Awe

Very soon after forming, Edinburgh folkies Loch Awe have put out their debut seven-track EP, Artificial Life From A Digital Sea. We sent in the panel to judge the results. Shaun McCoy: I admit I wasn’t left in ‘awe’ of…

FFS New Bands Panel: The Off Chance

Swindon’s The Off Chance have begun to create a little buzz since putting out their debut EP earlier this summer, with stand-out track Can’t Lose It finding its way on to national radio. The panel went in to see what…

FFS New Bands Panel: A Little Nothing

Germany’s A Little Nothing mix their folk with a drop of electronica. They’ve just made new song Secret Sayings available as a free download, so the panel went to see what else they have to offer. Alice Sage: A Little…

FFS New Bands Panel: Garforth & Myers

Using a good deal of skill and a seemingly extensive contacts book, Garforth & Myers have produced the Bonfires EP as an early taster of an album to follow. The panel found plenty to anticipate. Alice Sage: This is a…

FFS New Bands Panel: Lauren & Tokyo

All the way from Canada come Lauren & Tokyo, a meeting of Lauren Campbell’s folk melodies and Tokyo Speirs creative production that creates a special kind of him and her combo. The panel went in to investigate. Kate Hinksman: Every…

FFS New Bands Panel: Let’s Buy Happiness

Let’s Buy Happiness might be the hottest thing going in their native north-east, and not just because of the usually baltic weather conditions. When someone like Drowned In Sound’s Sean Adams describes you as “…one of the most thrilling new…

FFS New Bands Panel: Joe Whyte

New York’s Joe Whyte has taken some time out to refine his sound before coming at us with his EP When The Day Breaks. He’s giving it away for free on his website, so is it worth the cover price?…

FFS New Bands Panel: The Paper Shades

There is nothing complicated about the Paper Shades, a duo in which both Sarah Dollar and Jon Rixon sing and play guitar, but from this simple formula, our panel found some great results. Shaun McCoy: The Paper Shades have created…