FFS contributor Anika (who runs music blog Anika in London) is one of St Vincent’s biggest fans so when FFS got the chance to interview the Oklahoma-born singer, it was only right that Anika should be the one to do the honours. When we received the transcript at FFS HQ we were so charmed we decided to put it up in full…
It’s a hugely exciting time for the new-folk crowd. In the past week it has been announced that London-based Wilkommen Collective act The Leisure Society has been nominated for an Ivor Novello award for their song The Last of the Melting Snow, released last Christmas.
Who? Swedish husband and wife duo Andres Werliin and Mariam Wallentin. One of the most intensely passionate live bands you could ever hope to see.
Mumford and Sons cancelled tour at the beginning of April has made way for studio time, it has been revealed.
Folk-pop dup Slow Club have announced details of their long-awaited debut album.
The first two times Ryan O’Reilly played his songs live, fights broke out. Both times he was 16 and both were in the usually sleepy county of Hampshire where he lived before moving to London to study.
Laura Marling has announced a ‘very special’ show on London’s Southbank via a handwritten note on her Myspace. The show will take place at The Royal Festival Hall on 11th August and Laura has said it will feature “some of the boys”. Some boys Laura frequently appears with include Mumford and Sons, Johnny Flynn, Cherbourg and Jay Jay Pistolet.
Cherbourg have announced they will release their new EP Into The Dark on June 1st followed by a two-week UK tour.
Noah and the Whale, Peggy Sue and Sky Larkin have been added to the bill for Brighton festival The Great Escape.
At For Folk’s Sake we love the music of Peggy Sue and the whoever-they’re-withs really rather a lot. So we were jolly pleased to get a bumper press release with news about a new release, headline tour, forthcoming album and festival slots.
Who? Californian multi-instrumentalist Ema and some not-so-spooky ghosts. She released 6-track EP ‘Boy In The Milkbox’ last year but it’s a bit tricky to get your hands on it. You may have to do some online rummaging to find the songs, but it’s worth it.
Returning to these shores after a soujourn at SXSW, Fanfarlo have announced a string of UK shows for May and June to promote their debut album, Reservoir.
The folks at bandstand busking have announced the first busk of the spring. FFS’s favourite boy-girl shout-folk duo Slow Club will play alongside Theoretical Girl this Sunday 5th April at the Northampton Square bandstand in Islington, North London.
Broadcast 2000 is the stage name of Joe Steer, a Devon-born London-based classical music graduate with a unique take on folk using computer-generated looping of acoustic instruments. His music has appeared on adverts including E.ON in the UK and apple mac in America. His first mini-album Building Blocks was released last year. FFS caught up with him last month at a the Carling Academy in Islington.
London folkies – and sometime Peggy Sue collaborators – Left With Pictures are hosting the fourth installment of their mini festival ‘Fleeting Fanfares’ on Sunday 29th March.
The event will be held at The Cross Kings in Kings Cross and will feature Liz Green, Esiotrot, Stars of Sunday League, SJ Esau, Frances Thorburn and Duncan Brown’s Boiling Oil. And for the talented (or shameless) among you, there will be an hour of open mic from 5pm-6pm
Jeremy Warmsley has a packed few months ahead of him, including a number of dates in the land of Bratwurst and one hop-skip across the channel to Paris. It’s rather nice that you’ll have the opportunity of catching him ont’ continent if you happy to be on a jaunt that way.
Sons of Noel and Adrian have announced a UK tour for April and May. The Brighton-based folkies will play 10 dates across England and Scotland, following their hugely successful sell-out tour supporting Mumford and Sons.