Category: Interviews

Interview | FFS 5 with The Rose Petals

Peter Donovan and Elijah Ocean have been meshing minds since 2008. Bonding over Dylan and the Beatles, they were quick friends and collaborators. Their songwriting efforts were less Lennon/McCartney and more McGuinn, making roomy, rootsy guitar-pop. Eventually, this led way…

Interview | FFS 5 with Dominique Pruitt

Dominique Pruitt’s ridden a tumultuous past few years. Now, she’s come out on the other side with an EP coming on 2 July. From losing her job, to navigating a global pandemic, and moving out of Los Angeles, it’s been…

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…