Album | Jonathan Wilson – Dixie Blur

Over the course of his first three solo albums, Jonathan Wilson has immersed himself in the Laurel Canyon groove. Hanging out in LA with the likes of David Crosby, Graham Nash, Bonnie Raitt and Jackson Browne, Wilson made records steeped…

Interview | FFS 5 with Jen Starsinic

From the dreamy, confessional indie rock that fills her newest release, Bad Actor, to the bluegrass and old-time roots music that soundtracked her upbringing in small-town Pennsylvania, Jen Starsinic has spent much of her 20s in a whirl of evolution.…

Interview | FFS 5 with Kellen of Troy

For Kellen of Troy, the concept of pop honors the way the world works in real-time. As this multi-talented singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist knows, creating finely crafted songs that are personal and political keeps alive a tradition that stretches from…

Interview | FFS 5 with EllaHarp

Ella Dawn Jenkins and her harp make quite the team. Ergo, EllaHarp is as fitting a name as any for the San Francisco singer-songwriter’s de facto indie folk project. Meshing elements of blues and pop into her work, Jenkins pushes…

Live | Sam Lee @ EartH

Entering EartH (Evolutionary Arts Hackney) for the first time, I was almost overwhelmed by its beauty. Its simple and stripped bare architecture. Its sloped wooden seating reminding me of a US school gymnasium hall. A slogan draped across the front…

Album | Rose Cousins – Bravado

Technology has created an age of isolation, where we are tethered to other humans by our connections to screens of cell phones and computers, Rose Cousins uses Bravado to take a look at love and romance in this complicated landscape.…

Interview | FFS 5 with Happy Freuds

Hailing from Javea, Spain, Happy Freuds has found their footing in the realm of rock’n’roll. Garnering a superfan in the form of Spanish author and poet, Fernando Garcin, the band met Garcin during a concert a couple of years ago.…

Album | Agnes Obel – Myopia

Agnes Obel doesn’t take the easy roads. Myopia is the latest example of that, with her taking a short-sighted approach to creating her music, she notes, “For me the production is intertwined with the lyrics and story behind the songs ……

Album | Peggy Sue – Vices

Vices. Sometimes they can feel so good, but you know they’re usually wrong. That’s pretty much how Katy Young and Rosa Slade had grown to feel about some of the music they were making as Peggy Sue.  Which is why,…

Interview | FFS 5 with Tai Shan

Nashville’s Tai Shan is set to release her new album Traveling Show in April. With hints of jazz in her nuanced singing and songwriting – Shan is a serious practitioner of the slightly unexpected chord change, the beguiling harmonic shift – taking the…