Brian’s been agonising over our Schmercuries shortlist this weekend, trying to work out which of the wonderful albums to vote for in our poll. Sadly, FFS’s resident owl is quite the procrastinator, so what he’s actually done is pick his favourite song from each album. Whilst this hasn’t helped him make his mind up, it has produced a lovely little playlist to be shared with his friends on the interweb.
She Keeps Bees, Babe Shadow and the Dufflefolks had a bit of a surprise last night when miserablist legend Morrissey turned up to their gig at The Old Queen’s Head. Speaking to FFS, Dufflefolks guitarist and bassist Louis said: “He…
Over the coming weeks FFS will be submitting the same set of questions to the Schmercury nominees. Today, Darren Hayman – who is nominated for his amazing album Pram Town – questions our motives, says he wants La Roux to win the Mercuries and that Emmy the Great is his favourite artist on our shortlist.
Parts of a write up of Laura Marling’s excellent show on Tuesday night appearing on the Telegraph’s website have been shown to be remarkably similar to a review posted online earlier by our friends at Wears The Trousers.
WTT’s article was written by Richard Steele, a frequent contributor for the magazine who’s reviewed such FFS favourites as Blue Roses, Slow Club and Emmy the Great.
The Telegraph.co.uk article is attributed to Jack Arnhold.
Hi, my name is Louis and I play guitar, bass, and occasionally the glockenspiel in the band The Dufflefolks. Last night, we played a gig for Old Inverted World promotions that are far by the loveliest promoters we have ever had the grace to meet. They made us feel at home straight away and even with my diva requests about the sun shining in my eyes, they assured me that the sun would go by the time we had to play. We were to play with the highly and rightly lauded band She Keeps Bees and Babe Shadow.
Back from an epic journey that apparently covered 1140 land miles, Noah and the Whale are plunging into the promotion for their second album, First Days of Spring, with more vigour than you can shake a ukulele at. Without even a moment taken for resting upon laurels, the gents will be releasing their album on 31st August, before pulling on their travelling shoes once more.
FFS are delighted to say that Mumford and Sons have announced their eagerly anticipated – and never has the phrase been so apt – debut album, Sigh No More, will be released on 5th October though Gentlemen of the Road/Island Records.
She Keeps Bees, Babe Shadow and the Dufflefolks had a bit of a surprise last night when miserablist legend Morrissey turned up to their gig at The Old Queen’s Head.
We’re normally a pretty friendly bunch at at FFS HQ. We think there’s more than enough nastiness in the world and don’t really want to add to it. But this article on DiS has annoyed us so much that we’re …
Deeply sexual Brooklynites She Keeps Bees will launch their new album, Nests, tonight (August 11th) at the Queen’s Head in Angel, north London. There’s been quite a ‘buzz’ (we know – forgive us) surrounding this twosome recently…
Mr Antony Charmers – who runs the very lovely Moonshine Jambouree – was not overly impressed with For Folk’s Sake’s top 12 albums of the year, (I know, how VERY dare he!) so we asked him to put together an…
Festibelly, the one day festival- extravaganza in Hampshire is set to host a ‘folk off’ this year. The plan is to have a show down at the end of the event with 5 of the best acoustic acts they can find. They are then going to throw them on stage and set up the competition in an attempt to steal the title of the ‘master of unplugged wizardry’. The fans then decide their fate….
Ladies and Gentlemen, may we introduce you to Lord Brian Wilson II (Brian for short), FFS’s resident mixtape-making owl.
Brian was asked by the lovely folk over at Trash Aesthetics to put together a selection of his favourite tracks for them, which we think he did with aplomb.
Bellowhead’s cellist, singer and violinist Rachael McShane takes us through her first solo album, No Man’s Fool, track-by-track.
Last week we had a hard time whittling down all your brilliant suggestions from our best album long-lis. Now, in the run up announcing the winner, we have a lot of exciting Schmercury-related happenings at FFS towers. Today, we’re asking…
Last week we had a hard time whittling down all your brilliant suggestions from our best album long-list. Now, in the run up announcing the winner, we have a lot of exciting Schmercury-related happenings at FFS towers. Today, we’re asking for your suggestions for questions to put to all 12 of our nominees.
The folkstars were out in force on Monday night for the Stars of Sunday League’s launch of EP ‘The Boy’s Got Prospects’.
First up were I Said Yes, who came from all over the UK to play just two tracks. FFS has been looking forward to hearing them for some time. And – despite having to switch around parts thanks to a singer with no voice – they didn’t disappoint. I Said Yes play lovely and rousing folk pop with accordion and violin.