All articles by Ian Parker

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

Columbus and Crusoe

Somewhere in Lewisham there is a house which is home to Columbus and Crusoe, a cat and a ghost. We’re not sure where it is, but after giving their new CD a listen, the panel are keen to pop round…

Jo Mango

Glasgow’s Jo Mango released The Moth And The Moon on a beautifully presented 10″ record late last year, but as our panel found out, it wasn’t just the packaging that deserved attention. James Rutherford: I’ll be honest, I have only…

FFS New Bands Panel: Xylaroo

Kent’s Xylaroo late last year released a nine-track LP, Do You Remember the Dinosaurs?, through their bandcamp page, and as our panel found out, it’s more than worth a listen. Helen True: Any band that lists St Vincent and Dolly…

FFS New Bands Panel: The Spring Standards

New York’s Spring Standards have a debut album, Would Things Be Different, under their belts, and are starting to attract some serious attention Stateside. So what did the panel make of their early offerings? Shaun McCoy: This eleven track offering…

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…