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
We are distraught to announce that Bloom Festival, which we at FFS heights have been looking forward to for some months, has been cancelled. The festival, which was due to take place at Chepstow racecourse from 14th to 16th August,…
We are distraught to announce that Bloom Festival, which we at FFS heights have been looking forward to for some months, has been cancelled. The festival, which was due to take place at Chepstow racecourse from 14th to 16th August, has been called off due to a number of problems.
The Decemberists are to play two UK gigs in November, their first in two years. The shows, both in London, will see the Decemberists play the whole of their recent album, the ‘rock opera’ Hazards of Love along with favourites from their back catalogue.
First Aid Kit are the latest band lined up to grace the bandstand for a busk, this time at the Arnold Circus Bandstand off Old Street on Sunday, August 2nd. The free afternoon gig will also feature Micachu and the Shapes, David Thomas Broughton and TreeTop Flyers.
Jeffrey Lewis and the Junkyard are returning to the UK for another tour, aiming to hit all the towns they missed out last time around. Although the guys are perhaps underestimating the width and breadth of our fair isle, they’re definitely giving it all they’ve got with this rather packed schedule
Stars of Sunday League are set to launch their debut EP, ‘The Boy’s Got Prospects’ this Monday (3rd August), and some pretty strong hints are flying around the internet, suggesting that the act billed as ‘A Special Secret Friend’ may be none other than Emmy the Great.
John Darnielle has announced details of the forthcoming Mountain Goats album, The Life of the World to Come, via the band’s website. The album, due for release on 6th October, takes its inspiration from entirely unheretical material.
Sufjan Stevens is set to continue his mission to musically document the United States of America after a painfully long break from recording. This time, however, his subject is not an American State. It’s not even a town. It’s just a road.