All articles by Ian Parker

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

FFS New Bands Panel – Kashmere Hakim

Dutch singer-songwriter Kashmere Hakim started the summer by releasing his debut EP, The Hillsinger, and is following it up with a handful of festival appearances around Europe. The panel took a listen to see what all the fuss is about.…

FFS New Bands Panel – Glaciers

Leeds’ Nicolas Burrows is working under the name Glaciers, but would the panel give him a warm embrace or the cold shoulder? Let’s find out… Jono Ganz: “Glaciers”. The word brings bands such as Sigur Rós or God is an…

FFS New Bands Panel – Tiny Birds

Tiny Birds get their name from a study in the Journal of Evolutionary Biology that found that while bigger birds are louder, it is the smaller birds who sing the more complex songs. We’re not sure what they were doing…

FFS New Bands Panel: Bitter Ruin

Brighton’s Bitter Ruin are made up of vocalist Georgia Train and guitarist Ben Richards, a pair whose apparently turbulent friendship drives the band’s music. They’ve already recorded their second album and are started to garner some more serious attention, so…

Album: Mary Gauthier – The Foundling

Mary Gauthier has never been afraid to tackle the emotional and the personal in her songwriting. In five albums prior to this, she’s taken on issues of love, loss, politics, faith and family problems. But where that last one is…