Interviews

Interview: Ruarri Joseph

After the release of two indie-folk albums, Tales of Grim and Grit through Atlantic Records and Both Sides of the Coin through his own independent record label Pip Productions, Cornish singer-songwriter Ruarri Joseph disappeared from the music circuit. Before heading…

10 Questions with… Stealing Sheep

We are Becky, Emily & Lucy. We live in Liverpool. At the moment we have an old Yamaha keyboard, electric guitar and a stripped down drum kit. The music revolves around the three part harmonies and we like to be creative with our approach to songwriting, lyrics and song arrangements.

Interview: Bellowhead

As an 11-piece outfit, you’d be forgiven for thinking Bellowhead were a travelling orchestra rather than a folk band.  Currently touring their third studio album, Hedonism, they took a break to talk numbers, Abbey Road, awards and residencies with FFS.…

FFS interview: Emily & the Woods

Emily & the Woods is a family affair. When FFS caught the band at the Folkroom at The Queen’s Head pub in London, frontwoman and songwriter Emily Wood was joined by her father and brother. Unamplified, Emily is not afraid…

Interview: Dan Mangan

There are few venues in London that can compare to the unique nature of the Union Chapel. It stands tall, looming magnificently tonight over the heads of Dan Mangan and the crowd before him. “It’s so nice,” he jokes, “after…

Interview: Jamie Ley

Emerging from London’s seemingly never-ending and ever-talented pool of wonderful folksy-types, Jamie Ley has been packing out a variety of the capital’s venues with people, all eager to hear his soulful and timeless tunes. Emma Barlow caught up with him…

Schmercuries interview series: Cocos Lovers

Cocos Lovers are nominated for our best album poll for their magnificent debut Johannes. Will Greenham from the band answered our questions. FFS: Congratulations, you’ve been nominated for a Schmercury. How do you feel? Will Greenham: We were surprised and…

Schmercuries interview series: Field Music

Field Music’s incredibly varied album Measure is, in FFS’s humble opinion, the best of their career. So we nominated it for our annual best album prize, the Schmercuries. (There’s still time to vote for your favourite album below.) David Brewis from the band took some time out to answer our questions…