folk Articles

Live Review: Good Habits

Live Review: Good Habits

Honestly, who knew that violas and cellos could be so trendy?
Obituary: Scott Hutchinson

Obituary: Scott Hutchinson

On Friday it was confirmed that, Frightened Rabbit singer, Scott Hutchinson was found dead after a presumed suicide.
Live Review: Niall Horan

Live Review: Niall Horan

One ex-boyband member finds his own Direction in an upbeat, folksy gig that promises a bright future
Live Review: Julien Baker

Live Review: Julien Baker

Despite the elements, Julien still puts on an impressive performance while in support for Belle & Sebastian
Feature: in conversation with Georgie

Feature: in conversation with Georgie

Mansfield’s rising country star supports Jake Bugg on his UK tour
Live review: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

Live review: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

And God Said ‘Let there be 7 Australian musical virtuosos’, and there was King Gizzard
Album review: First Aid Kit – Ruins

Album review: First Aid Kit – Ruins

An album beautifully crafted from the ruins of heartbreak
Live review: The Front Bottoms

Live review: The Front Bottoms

The Front Bottoms entwined the exploration and lyricism of folk music with the fast-paced assertiveness of punk
Live review: Kodaline

Live review: Kodaline

Kodaline brought the Irish folk to Manchester

Live review: Jake Bugg

A simplistically beautiful reminder of the forgotten gem of Jake Bugg

Live Review: Gabrielle Aplin

Elizabeth Gibson reviews Gabrielle Aplin in a unique setting: Manchester Cathedral

Interview: Wildwood Kin

Hannah Brierley interviews post-Americana and family band Wildwood Kin about how blood is thicker than water

Record Reappraisal: Indigo Girls – Swamp Ophelia

Elizabeth Gibson looks beyond the hype to the quiet beauty of Indigo Girls’ fifth album

Album: Mac DeMarco — This Old Dog

Mac DeMarco finally grows up, delivering a low-key album full of his most introspective and accomplished songwriting to date

Album: Mount Eerie — A Crow Looked at Me

A devastating tribute to his dead wife, Phil Elverum’s reflection on love and grief still feels raw. It is his most powerful and complete work yet, and it is a tearjerker

Album: Laura Marling – Semper Femina

Rebekah Shaw on Laura Marling’s mature and emotional exploration of feminine experience, identity and the problems with love

Chuck Berry: Rock and Roll pioneer

In his memory, Tara Bharadia looks over the career and impact of the groundbreaking songwriter

Feature: In conversation with Laura Marling

Rebekah Shaw speaks to Laura Marling about femininity, creative production, and moving on from LA at the folk musician’s first student conference

Interview: Stornoway

On the eve of their farewell tour, Christian Hurry speaks to the beloved folk-pop group about their career highlights and future trajectories

Tracks of the Week: 13th February

Death, aging and loss: grim subject matters make for compelling songs in a strong week for new music

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