Folk’s most successful export Noah and the Whale have announced the planned release of a mini album on December 22nd through Young and Lost Club.
For Folk’s Sake enters the realm of DJing to spread around some of the lovely stuff we like listening to at a brand new day of free folk music at the Slaughtered Lamb in Clerkenwell.
Off the back of an enthusiastic response to their first EP Drunken Trees, Scandanavian duo First Aid Kit are coming to London for a couple of dates in December. They will play at Soho’s 12 bar club on the 15th December and the Hoxton Bar and Kitchen on the 16th.
Folk rock royalty Teddy Thompson is hosting a Xmas extravaganza at Queen Elizabeth Hall in London next month.
The Wainwright-style affair will feature Teddy Thompson and his mother, folk legend Linda Thompson, as well as Bert Janch, Badly Drawn Boy and Eddi Reader among others.
There’s something quite exciting brewing in the London folk scene, Laura Marling, Noah and the Whale and Johnny Flynn have hit the big time and by doing so they’ve blazed a path for their contemporaries to do the same. Cherbourg are the latest band to emerge from the pack, and they’re not afraid to admit that they want to be a household name.
FFS caught up with Laura Marling for a quick chat ahead of the Portsmouth leg of her Night Terror tour to talk about her US sojourn and being lied about by the papers.
Edinburgh’s Euan Robinson, going by his Stars Of Sunday League moniker, gives one of the most modest and self-deprecating interviews in the history of folk.
For Folk’s Sake’s Mark Williamson caught up with Micah P Hinson before his Glasgow show this weekend to talk about his his album Red Empire Orchestra, shoddy journalism and his lack of balls
Zac Condon and band return after spending most of 2008 out of the limelight to announce the release of two EPs in February.
Mumford and Sons will be playing an instore at Rough Trade East to promote the release of their EP ‘Love Your Ground’.
Folk Darling Laura Marling told FFS that despite reports she has no plans to work with rapper Wiley.
In an interview with the Daily Star last week, the grime MC claimed he had been speaking to Laura about the possibility of a collaboration.
But when FFS asked Laura about the plans she said: “I have no idea where that’s come from! Somebody forwarded me the link to a story about it the other day.”
The wonderful Black cab sessions have posted two more corkers this month, with the additions of a set by Jens Lekman and another by Peter and the Wolf.
Hampshire folkster Jay Jay Pistolet has posted details of his forthcoming EP on his myspace. Three out of four of the tracks were produced by Noah and the Whale’s Charlie Fink and the fourth by Johnny Flynn bassist Adam Beech.
The EP will be released on 17th November through Stiff Records, but copies will also be available ahead of the date on Laura Marling’s Night Terror tour on which Pistolet supports.
Band rotating tunes from new album Mellow Owl on their MySpace page every day this week.
Eels fans take note! The band have released a live EP for a free download, but be quick: it’s only available for the next two days.
Laura Marling’s people (yep, she has people, and a headquarters if her website is to be believed) have announced that Jay Jay Pistolet will be first support on her headline tour, apart from in Manchester where Peggy Sue and the Pictures will play.
London lass’s ‘The Horse’ chosen by 6Music DJ Nemone for her Lunchbox slot.