Album | Villagers – Fever Dreams

Conor O’Brien’s gradual inching from his acoustic folk roots since 2010’s Mercury-nominated debut Becoming A Jackal is fully realised in his kaleidoscopic fifth studio album.  Recorded with a band pre-pandemic, it’s intriguing to wonder how much Fever Dreams morphed into its lysergic final shapes…

Interview | FFS 5 with Ben Stalets

Ben Stalets has seen his songwriting renaissance with Everybody’s Laughing. The album, due 27 August, was based less around a sound and more around a saying: “Collective suffering allows us to collectively suffer less.” It finds beauty both in irreverence,…

Album | LUMP – Animal

In a world that often expects musicians to release the same record over and over again, LUMP are explorers on a mission forcing them through unexplored pathways, and Animal suggests that there is plenty of searching still left to be done. Initially…

Session | Arcadia – Kelvin Davies

Today we bring you a session from Kelvin Davies playing the title track from his recent debut album Arcadia. This beautiful folk song features words from a poem by friend Henry Arthur Evans, and is played with Kelvin’s accomplished finger-style…

Album | Dusted – III

There is something mind blowing about Dusted and his new album III. For a guy who was shortlisted for the Polaris Award for his 2012 album Total Dust, yet may be better known for his electro-experimental work with the band Holy Fuck,…