Interview | FFS 5 with John Salaway

Frontman. Acclaimed songwriter. Sideman. Nationally-endorsed multi-instrumentalist. Producer. Since moving to Nashville in the early 2000s, John Salaway has become one of the city’s most accomplished musicians, holding down a weekly residency at the world-class BB King’s Blues Club while also…

Interview | FFS 5 with Judy Blank

In September, singer-songwriter Judy Blank made history by becoming the first Dutch artist ever to play AmericanaFest playing a number of day parties, several radio appearances, an official showcase and Grimey’s Americanarama. In 2014 she released her piano-driven debut album,…

Album | Lankum – The Livelong Day

Dropping the needle on The Livelong Day is to enter an intense world. Their third studio album is the Irish four-piece’s most uncompromising statement yet. Few bands would dare open with an 11-minute long reworking of ‘The Wild Rover?’, its…

Session | Neev – Tunnel Vision

Today we bring you a track from emerging singer-songwriter Neev, who caught my ear on a recent BBC Introducing podcast with her debut single ‘Burning To Dust’. This isn’t that song, it isn’t even the new single, ‘Across the glass’…

Video premiere | Junkboy – Fulfil

Junkboy’s sixth career album Trains, Trees and Topophilia brought widespread acclaim on its release in August. The instrumental record from Mik and Rich Hanscomb, their first since 2014’s Sovereign Sky, was inspired by travel (by train, of course) around the…

Album | Angel Olsen – All Mirrors

‘Shut Up Kiss Me’ shaped the summer soundtrack of 2016, so much so that it’s easy to forget that Angel Olsen marches to a beat only she can hear. Following a path that doesn’t stick to the straight and narrow, she…

Premiere | Molly Linen – Outside EP

Let’s step Outside. Molly Linen releases her debut EP this week and it’s a gem. On this five-track collection for Lost Map’s PostMap Club series, the Shropshire-born, Glasgow-based artists has weaved a subtle but engagingly rich tapestry of sounds to…

Premiere | Lizanne Knott – Hurricane

Multiple award-winning artist Lizanne Knott is preparing for the release of her next serving of Americana come 4 October. The self-released Bones and Gravity is the Pennsylvania artist’s sixth studio album. It’s coming with the promise of being her most…