Album | Woods – Strange To Explain

Brooklyn’s Woods share heritage with the likes of Kevin Morby (their former bassist), Real Estate and Kurt Vile. But 11 albums into their career, Woods’ pastel psych-pop/folk remains more under the radar (in the UK at least) than their contemporaries.…

Album | Darren Hayman – Home Time

Long before there was a trilogy of albums on the history of Essex, the 2012 instrumental record inspired by Lidos, an EP of tunes inspired by diesel commuter trains, or Chants for Socialists, Darren Hayman used to specialise in songs…

Premiere | EllaHarp – Bittersweet

Last month, For Folk’s Sake readers were introduced to EllaHarp as she took on our ongoing ‘FFS 5’ interview series. Therein, we were given a window to peer into the life of Ella Dawn Jenkins—the woman behind the multifarious folk,…

Interview | FFS 5 with Kimberly Hou

For all of its intense focus on technical precision, the heartbeat of classical composition is stirringly close to the often simplistic, often imperfect realm of folk interpretation. There’s a reason, after all, why the works of Chopin or Farrenc are…

Album | BC Camplight – Shortly After Takeoff

“I’ve had my indicator on since leaving Crewe/That explains the gestures in my rear-view,” Brian Christinzio sighs over the doo-wop pop of ‘Born To Cruise’.  It’s one of many superbly pithy couplets on his fifth BC Camplight album, Shortly After Takeoff,…