Category: Interviews

Interview | Hanging out with Michael Brinkworth

The Michael Brinkworth household is known for cheesy omelettes, strong coffee, and jam sessions on the kitchen balcony that last well into the night. Walking through the door of the Australian singer-songwriter’s flat in Friedrichshain, Berlin is like stepping into…

Interview | FFS 5 with Wax Moon

Wax Moon’s Paul Kimball and John Blatchford were putting in the work for years before converging as a folk duo; Kimball with fronting cosmic country-rockers, Careless Hearts, and John as a multifarious musical force known for work with The Mumlers…

Interview | FFS 5 with Nancy Wenstrom

Based in California, Nancy Wenstrom delicately crafts country blues that wouldn’t be out of place in the Heartland. With her heartful vocals, Wenstrom commands haunting melodies with ease. This is wholly felt on her latest single, ‘Alabama Song’, with its…

Interview | FFS 5 with Moon and Bike

Moon and Bike produce instrumental treats. Boone and Michael, the men behind the project, first met in Oregon. There, they waxed eclecticism, showcasing a broad love and penchant for myriad musical stylings. Now, they create cinematic guitar music under their…

Interview | FFS 5 with Alex Madsen of The Divorcees

Near the start of the year, The Divorcees made a dent in the country scene with the authentic outlaw gravel of their new LP, Drop of Blood. Considering their determined collective work ethic, there would never have been a better…

Interview | Hanging out with Mone

I waited by the canal in Kreuzberg for Merle Sibbel, artist name Mone, the 26-year-old Dutch singer-songwriter whose upcoming album Crocodile Kisses will grip you by your throat and send you spiralling on a downward journey of an insane love.…

Interview | FFS 5 with D.L. Rossi

Thematically, D.L. Rossi’s Lonesome Kind is what it says it is on the tin. It’s certainly lonesome, but Rossi’s emotion is softly, sometimes ironically veiled beneath the tasty veneer of grooving, soulful music. A mix of Motown and Americana (it…

Interview | Hanging out with James Michael Rodgers

James Michael Rodgers is from Saltcoats – a seaside town on the west coast of Scotland. Growing up in a working-class family, in a place where more than half the population doesn’t pursue further studies after high school, he remembers…

Interview | FFS 5 with Matthew Ryan of Strays Don’t Sleep

Strays Don’t Sleep is back in a big way. After 15 years, Matthew Ryan and Neilson Hubbard are together again with pictoral, ambient folk that’s worth the fanfare. Natural, meditative, and altogether human, the folk duo feel right at home…

Interview| The Hidden World of Berlin Folk: Hanging out with David Ingleton at Kindl Stuben

Kindl Stuben is in Neukölln, an area of Berlin famous for its kebabs, the film ‘Sonnenallee’, and low rent prices that attract a lot of immigrants, as well as musicians and other creatives. It borders with Kreuzberg, which is known…