Category: Interviews

Interview | FFS 5 with Kyle Daniel

What’s there to say when you’ve conceded to the hardships of life? Kyle Daniel wrestles with this question throughout his sophomore EP, aptly titled What’s There to Say?. Delivering his message via bright melodies and a wall of electric guitar, Daniel…

Interview | FFS 5 with Mostar Diving Club

The Mostar Diving Club is the nom de plume of singer-songwriter and composer Damian Katkhuda. Having first come to notoriety following the rise of his band, Omi, in the early 2000s, Katkhuda continues his ascent into the realm of atmospheric…

Interview | FFS5 with Vanessa Anne Redd

British/German singer-songwriter Vanessa Anne Redd created a captivating folk sound of her own, and has just released her second solo album, Zumbo Waxes. Throughout the album, you’ll hear a beautiful variety of string arrangements, classic guitars, piano, and of course,…

Interview | FFS 5 with Grand Canyon’s Casey Shea

In an era of computer-made, beat-driven music, Grand Canyon is the antithesis of modern pop music. However, by focusing on musicianship and timeless songwriting, and drawing on the inspiration of the classic sounds and arrangements of the 70s, it is…

Interview | FFS 5 with Charles Wesley Godwin

West Virginia is far more than meets the eye. A native of Morgantown, singer-songwriter Charles Wesley Godwin paints a rich and honest portrayal of his homeland and its people with his debut album. Seneca is a moving snapshot of his…

Interview | FFS 5 with Michael McArthur

Songwriting has always been a form of therapy for Michael McArthur. Over the past decade, the Florida native has filled a handful of EPs with his own mix of raw soul and lushly layered folk, working with producers like David…

Interview | FFS 5 with Jane Sheldon

After stepping away from performing with Southern California band American Bloomers to focus on raising her son, lifelong Angeleno Jane Sheldon returns to the songwriting fold with a Christmas tune that is both timely and timeless. ‘One for Mrs. Claus’…

Interview | FFS 5 with The Deep Hollow

With The Weary Traveler, The Deep Hollow get about doing a whole lot of living. This comes even in the light of lamenting the act of getting older, let alone all of the emotions that tend to come out over the…

Interview | FFS 5 Q&A with James Houlahan

Four albums deep, James Houlahan is still reveling in the wonder and imagination of the record-making process. His new LP, The Wheel Still in Spin, drifts through varied states of being, musically and lyrically evoking the stillness against constant motion…

Interview | Anonymous in the city: Visiting Vienna with Soap&Skin

“Stubenhocker? How do you say this?” Anja Plaschg searches for the word while needlessly apologising for her English. Homebird? “Yes,” she agrees. “I’m a homebird.” As she prepares to release her third studio album as Soap&Skin, we’ve asked Anja to…