For Folk’s Sake interview: Anika meets St Vincent

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…

Laura Marling announces “very special” London show

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.

Anika recommends: Ema and the Ghosts

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.

For Folk’s Sake interview: Broadcast 2000

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.

Left With Pictures host free mini festival this Sunday

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 reveals extensive tour itinerary

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.