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.
FFS favourites Cherbourg have announced they are to release two brand new songs in October.
New tune ‘No More Flowers’ will be released on 5th October in a special case designed by the band and features B-side ‘Don’t Let The Sun Steal You Away’.
Emmy the Great‘s much hinted at appearance at the Stars of Sunday League EP launch show last night was not to be. Stars of Sunday League’s Euan Robinson put on the show in conjunction with Platforms to launch his debut…
Emmy the Great’s much hinted at appearance at The Stars of Sunday League EP launch show last night was not to be.
Stars of Sunday League’s Euan Robinson put on the show in conjunction with Platforms to launch his debut EP The Boy’s Got Prospects. And he used his contacts to create a stellar line-up of big names and new finds. Euan said on the night: “I asked a lot of bands that I like, but I had no idea so many would say yes.”
Ed Droste has announced, via Twitter of all news conduits, that the forthcoming Grizzly Bears tour will be graced by the incredible, ethereal presence of St Vincent, whose latest album, Actor is utterly splendorous and one of our nominees for the Schmercury Prize.
Laura Marling’s forthcoming gig at the Royal Festival Hall on 11th August has been sold out for some time, but the songstress has only just announced the full line-up. It is, unsurprisingly, a-maz-ing