Tag Archives: Folk

alt-J: Relaxer Review – The New String-Laden Approach Leaves us with Nothing Much to Decipher

Over the last five years, alt-J have become wonderfully wonky soundtrack poster boys for nerd chic. Armed with a salvo of digital ticks and squawks, an absurd bibliography of Continue reading alt-J: Relaxer Review – The New String-Laden Approach Leaves us with Nothing Much to Decipher

Mac DeMarco Lopes Towards an Unknown Destination on ‘On the Level’

‘On the Level’ straddles two perspectives; one being the contemplative Mac DeMarco, the other being his father, with whom he shares a strained relationship. The first verse sees DeMarco Continue reading Mac DeMarco Lopes Towards an Unknown Destination on ‘On the Level’

Father John Misty: Pure Comedy Review – A Testing, Yet Entertaining Trip through the Psyche of Josh Tillman

In his most derogatory, basic form, Father John Misty is an internet troll, picking out tetchy subjects and their commentators and irritating them acerbically. But that notion is a mere microcosm; in truth, Father John Misty is a Continue reading Father John Misty: Pure Comedy Review – A Testing, Yet Entertaining Trip through the Psyche of Josh Tillman

Semper Femina Review: Laura Marling’s Female Gaze is Both Introspective and Inclusive

On Laura Marling’s sixth album, Semper Femina, it’s hard to tell where Laura Marling begins and the female characters she inhabits end. The concept album occupies itself with the female experience from a female perspective, with Marling both Continue reading Semper Femina Review: Laura Marling’s Female Gaze is Both Introspective and Inclusive

Father John Misty Sings about VR Sex with Taylor Swift on New Track ‘Total Entertainment Forever’

After the first line of his latest track, ‘Total Entertainment Forever’, you might’ve thought that Father John Misty was riffing off of Kanye West, but Misty’s true meaning beneath a facade of Continue reading Father John Misty Sings about VR Sex with Taylor Swift on New Track ‘Total Entertainment Forever’

Fleet Foxes Return with Arresting 9-Minute Epic ‘Third of May / Odaigahara’, Announce New Album

Fleet Foxes fanatics will know the significance of May 3rd. Six years ago on that very date, Fleet Foxes released their last album, Helplessness Blues. It’s also the birthday of one of the band’s founding members, Skyler Skjelset and lead singer Robin Pecknold addressed all aspects of Continue reading Fleet Foxes Return with Arresting 9-Minute Epic ‘Third of May / Odaigahara’, Announce New Album

Laura Marling Mulls Over the Endurance of Love on ‘Nothing, Not Nearly’

Laura Marling has shared the final single from her upcoming album Semper Femina, which will be released on March 10th. The track, titled ‘Nothing, Not Nearly’, is a Continue reading Laura Marling Mulls Over the Endurance of Love on ‘Nothing, Not Nearly’

Laura Marling is Troubled by her Own Decisions on ‘Next Time’

With just under month until she releases Semper Femina, her sixth album in nine years, Laura Marling has shared the album’s third single ‘Next Time’. Continue reading Laura Marling is Troubled by her Own Decisions on ‘Next Time’

Ed Sheeran Celebrates his Birthday with New Track ‘How Would You Feel (Paean)’

Everyone’s favourite ginger folkster Ed Sheeran turned 26 last Friday so what better way to celebrate his day of birth than by sharing another new track Continue reading Ed Sheeran Celebrates his Birthday with New Track ‘How Would You Feel (Paean)’

Hear London Grammar’s Ambient Ballad ‘Big Picture’

After a lengthy absence, London Grammar made a dramatic return, releasing ‘Rooting For You’ on New Year’s Day. And now, just over a month later, the trio have released the follow-up single Continue reading Hear London Grammar’s Ambient Ballad ‘Big Picture’