All articles by Ian Parker

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

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…

FFS New Bands Panel: Blue Sky Archives

Glasgow’s Blue Sky Archives have been thrown together from the remnants of several bands across several musical genres. Folk is only one of their many influences, but as our panel found out, they’re sounding like they might amount to more…

FFS New Bands Panel: Noid

We get all sorts of bands getting in touch with us wanting to be reviewed by the New Bands Panel, but Noid caught us by surprise. It’s not everyday you get asked to take a listen to some old-school Russian…