All articles by Ian Parker

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

FFS New Bands Panel: Jason Ward

West Virginia’s Jason Ward is releasing his latest single “Bless You” as a free digital download backed by “Dark In Here”. Our New Band Panel has taken a listen to both that and tracks from his last EP, Graceful Bow,…

FFS New Bands Panel: Matthew Kilford

Singer/songwriter Matthew Kilford has been creating a strong buzz in his native Oxfordshire for some time now, and the word is spreading, not least thanks to gigs with the likes of Andy Yorke, Dawn Kinnard, Seth Lakeman and also The…

FFS New Bands Panel: The Son(s)

Originally a three-piece, the Sons are now just one, who I guess we’ll call the Son. Ploughing a lonely furrow, the remaining Son is working on a new EP and our panel took a listen to the work in progress.…

Album: Family Band – Miller Path

The Family Band are formed of husband/wife duo Johnny Ollsin and Kim Krans, and their friend Scott Hirsch, but it’s been said they have a “fourth member”, their log home plan cabin in the Catskills Mountains of upstate New York…

FFS New Bands Panel: The Stan Laurels

The Stan Laurels is the solo project of John Lathrop, a musician from Austin, Texas. He describes his solo album, Death of the Sun, as “a psych-pop/rock/prog concept album with the theme ‘boy meets girl, boy gets abducted by aliens’.”…

FFS New Bands Panel: Shabby Rogue

Shabby Rogue released their album “By Hook and By Crook” earlier this year, showcasing their blend of country, blues and folk. Our New Band Panel gave single ‘Old Man’ as well as two other tracks, “My Life As A Secret…

EP: Alexander Wolfe – Breakdown EP

Alexander Wolfe’s debut album ‘Morning Brings A Flood’ drew comparisons with the likes of Nick Drake and Coldplay when it was released via iTunes last year. Now to celebrate its first physical release, Wolfe has offered up a free EP…

FFS New Bands Panel – Admiral Fallow

Five students came together in Glasgow four years ago to form the Brother Louis Collective. Fast forward a little while, and the newly-monikered Admiral Fallow have just put out their debut album, Boots Met My Face, mixing several different sounds…