The news by Jeffrey Lewis: now won’t that be a sight for sore eyes? Jeff is recording a series of news videos for The Guardian online, which will include comic books, limericks, and collaborations with such folk-type sensations as Laura Marling, Johnny Flynn and Herman Dune.
Tim and Sam’s Tim and the Sam Band with Tim and Sam. Bit of a mouthful isn’t it? Just as well, then, that Tim McIver of said band is happy for it to be abbreviated. “To be honest it was a bit of a joke originally,” he says. “But it’s kind of stuck now. We mainly use the long version to catch people’s eyes.”
The lovely chaps at End of the Road, where FFS was launched last year, have announced the latest hatful of musicians to grace this year’s shenanigans.
What a palaver it has been to bring you this interview. FFS traversed the mean streets of London last month to see Still Flyin’ at Proud Galleries in Camden. After a delight of an interview with frontman and founder Sean Rawls, and a stonker of a set in which the 11-piece band brought some much needed California sunshine to a rain-soaked London, we went on to have our bag stolen, dictaphone and all. We weren’t pleased. But fear not, Rawls is such an obliging chap, that he agreed to do it all over again by email. And he’s thrown Still Flyin”s tips for a rip-roaring Easter too.
Bluesey folksters Mumford & Sons have revealed details of their new single as well as a five-date UK tour.
Noah and the Whale are to play a free instore at the newly opened Good Stuff store in Covent Garden.
FFS loves festival line-up announcement time, and today is the turn of the spectacular Green Man, who have confirmed folkies Bon Iver, Beach House and Peggy Sue for their August festivities.
Folk god Johnny Flynn has recorded three tracks for French website La Blogotheque.
Emmy the Great has almost come to the end of her First Love tour, with a couple of dates in Ireland left to play. Before that, she’ll be making an appearance at Rough Trade East, just off Brick Lane on Monday March 2nd.
Jeffrey Lewis has a lot planned for 2009, but by far the biggest news is that his new album, ‘Em Are I’ is recorded, the artwork is done, and it’ll be in the shops in April. Lewis announced the details of the album, which will be available in CD, vinyl, and digital download formats, on his website.
FFS met up with Jeremy Warmsley to talk ukeleles, rock operas and okonomiyakis. Intrigued? We certainly were.
Ethereal West-Londoner Alessi will be performing a short outdoor gig as part of the Bandstand Busking series this Sunday half an hour earlier than previously advertised.
US songstress and multi-instrumentalist St Vincent has announced the release of her new album Actor on 4th May.
The Dø are set to play a one-off gig at Camden’s roundhouse to showcase their forthcoming album.
The organisers of Camp Bestival today announced that Laura Marling, Blue Roses and Peggy Sue would join the Dorset festival’s already stellar line-up.
Johanna and Klara of Sweden’s First Aid Kit are teenage sisters who are taking the folk world by storm. Their debut EP Drunken Trees, which has been available in their home country for a year, is soon to be released in the UK. For Folk’s Sake caught up with the girls for a quick chat.
Laura Marling treated fans to a surprise performance at an instore at Rough Trade East in Brick Lane last night.