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.
Fans of sixties folkie Donovan have been given advance warning to catch his live show while they can before he retires from performing in 2010. The veteran folk singer will undertake a farewell tour over 2009 and 2010 (precise dates have not yet been announced), with a new album ’Ritual Groove’ also expected at some point next year.
Jeff Lewis has made an illustrated biography of Barack Obama. The anti-folk hero has created one of his sketchbook ‘films’ detailing the presidential candidate’s life and career.
Charming Sheffield duo Slow Club are bringing their storming live show to Urban Outfitters near Oxford Street on October 15, according to a last minute message posted on their MySpace page today.
FFS favourites Peggy Sue will be joined on their UK headline tour by fellow folksters Alessi and Derek Meins.
London anti-folkster Emmy the Great’s latest single has been selected as the Record of the Week on indie-spotting Radio 2 evening show the Radcliffe and Maconie Show.
Noah and the Whale were forced to cancel their support slot with The Mystery Jets because Charlie Fink was in hospital with throat problems.
The nicest man in alt-folk, Mountain Goats frontman John Darnielle, has posted the band’s new EP online for download, with the option, but no obligation to donate to his humble cause.