London lass’s ‘The Horse’ chosen by 6Music DJ Nemone for her Lunchbox slot.
Legend over: Donovan to bow out in 2010
Fans of sixties folkie Donovan have been given advance warning to catch his live show while they can before he retires from performing in 2010. The veteran folk singer will undertake a farewell tour over 2009 and 2010 (precise dates have not yet been announced), with a new album ’Ritual Groove’ also expected at some point next year.
Jeff Lewis endorses Obama
Jeff Lewis has made an illustrated biography of Barack Obama. The anti-folk hero has created one of his sketchbook ‘films’ detailing the presidential candidate’s life and career.
Slow Club announce surprise London gig
Charming Sheffield duo Slow Club are bringing their storming live show to Urban Outfitters near Oxford Street on October 15, according to a last minute message posted on their MySpace page today.
Peggy Sue, Alessi and Derek Meins tour
FFS favourites Peggy Sue will be joined on their UK headline tour by fellow folksters Alessi and Derek Meins.
Update: Emmy’s track is single-of-the-week
London anti-folkster Emmy the Great’s latest single has been selected as the Record of the Week on indie-spotting Radio 2 evening show the Radcliffe and Maconie Show.
Noah and the Whale cancel Mystery Jets support slot
Noah and the Whale were forced to cancel their support slot with The Mystery Jets because Charlie Fink was in hospital with throat problems.
John Darnielle puts Mountain Goats EP online for download
The nicest man in alt-folk, Mountain Goats frontman John Darnielle, has posted the band’s new EP online for download, with the option, but no obligation to donate to his humble cause.
Emmy the Great to play Rough Trade instore
After a prolonged quiet period the wheels have started to turn in the world of Emma Lee Moss, adding to her three date mini tour she has announced a Rough Trade instore on 13th November.
Bowerbirds cancel most of North American tour
The Bowerbirds have cancelled 27 out of 29 North American live appearances.
The band were due to start the tour with headliners Calexico on 5th November.