Put your questions to our Schmercury nominees

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.

Live Review: Stars of Sunday League EP Launch @ The Luminaire, London

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.

No show for Emmy as Stars of Sunday League launch EP

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.”

St Vincent to tour with Grizzly Bear this Autumn

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.

Bloom Festival cancelled

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,…

Bloom Festival Cancelled

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.

First Aid Kit Bandstand Busking this Sunday

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 announces UK tour

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