All articles by Ian Parker

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

FFS New Bands Panel: Jay Stansfield

Jay Stansfield grew up near Burnley, where he tells us he was raised on dub, psychedelia, acid-rock, alternative folk, new wave and punk. That sounds like a real hot pot to us, so the panel gave the results a taste…

FFS New Bands Panel: Thiago Pethit

Thiago Pethit has racked up some pretty impressive gigs in his homeland of Brazil, opening for the likes of Will Oldham, Beirut and Nouvelle Vague, but can the singer-songwriter’s quirky folk, with his eclectic range of influences, catch on in…

EP: Fuzzystar – Late Night Radio

Listening to Fuzzystar will have you scratching your head trying to identify the many influences you hear. There’s all sorts mixed in, from scratchy Lou Barlow all the way to the smoother sounds of Belle & Sebastian. And while we’re…

FFS New Bands Panel: Gibson Bull

London singer-songwriter Gibson Bull has produced a polished debut album that bears the trademark sounds of a string of top-class influences. Our panel came away suitably impressed. Alice Sage: Gibson Bull has a fairly world-weary sound from a quite young…

FFS New Bands Panel: Takeda

Three folks from just outside of Norfolk have fused together a variety of sounds to create what they call ‘raga rock’. With an EP just around the corner in September, it was time for the panel to give it a…

FFS New Bands Panel: Adam Parker

Adam Parker first came onto the scene two years ago, but it was the dance scene. DJ Sasha had heard some of his songs and ended up featuring remixes on his Invol2ver album. Two years on, it’s finally time for…

Album: Treecreeper – Juniper

Treecreepers are incredibly active birds native to the Northern Hemisphere and Sub-Saharan Africa. Treecreeper are not an incredibly active band. The slacker folk-rockers from Wendover have just issued their second album, a mere three years after the first, and it’s…