Category: Interviews

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.…

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: Broadcast 2000?s Joe Steer

Congratulations, you’ve been nominated for a Schmercury. How do you feel? Elated! It’s my first ever award nomination! What did you think of the Mercury nominations this year? As ever with the Mercurys there’s a good spread.  It’s the only…

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…

Schmercuries interview series: Sea of Bees

We first came across Sea of Bees when our writer Alice Knapp saw her supporting Breath Owl Breathe in the US earlier this year. Loving what we heard on her myspace we couldn’t wait to hear her album Songs for…

Feature: Laura Veirs – the Experimental Baby Tour

Laura Veirs entourage for this 8-date European tour includes her four-month old baby Tenessee, his dad Tucker (who she endearingly calls her “sweetheart”) and her parents. Perhaps it’s the presence of the babysitters, but Laura looks like she’s finding motherhood…