Guest Blog: The Dufflefolks’ Louis

Hi, my name is Louis and I play guitar, bass, and occasionally the glockenspiel in the band The Dufflefolks. Last night, we played a gig for Old Inverted World promotions that are far by the loveliest promoters we have ever had the grace to meet. They made us feel at home straight away and even with my diva requests about the sun shining in my eyes, they assured me that the sun would go by the time we had to play. We were to play with the highly and rightly lauded band She Keeps Bees and Babe Shadow.

Noah and the Whale tour and free downloads

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.

The worst kind of review.

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 …

She Keeps Bees album launch tonight (Aug 11th)

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…

Antony's top 12 albums

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 to Host Folk Off

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….

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.