Tag: folk

  • My Bloody Valentine – By Someone Else!

    My Bloody Valentine – By Someone Else!

    Kenny Feinstein is a folk-lover’s love if you’re Portlandian. While he’s more commonly known in the US as the frontman for Oregon band Water Tower, he’s recently signed to Fluff & Gravy Records for his cover project, and this month will see the release of a lot of hard work reinterpreting an alt classic of […]

  • Barry Brusseau: From Pop Punk to Folk! But Always DIY

    Barry Brusseau: From Pop Punk to Folk! But Always DIY

    Barry says that it was his wife who pushed him. “I should try and just do this myself. I set myself up with some voice lessons, and started the horrifying journey of getting out in front of people and playing open mics.” “I would make demos of [these songs] on my four track, and play […]

  • Fugitive Empire: That Hope Disappeared (music review)

    Fugitive Empire: That Hope Disappeared (music review)

    Fugitive Empire is incredibly prolific. In just three years, That Hope Disappeared amounts to his sixth album. Of course I really wanted this album to be like Blown Right Out Of Sight – an incredibly strong album – but that would be way too easy. Instead, That Hope Disappeared traces the artist back to previous […]

  • Levi Weaver + Fugitive Empire – Gig Review, 2012

    Levi Weaver + Fugitive Empire – Gig Review, 2012

    Levi Weaver’s beaming and energetic when he arrives at The Black Lion with his missus, Heather. Both are bright-eyed souls with a distinct east US accent that fills the room immediately. The two are living the (authentic) musician’s dream – a #vanlife travelling from place to place, making gigs work for them and fund their […]

  • ‘Letters to Fiesta’ are a band that loves badgers…

    ‘Letters to Fiesta’ are a band that loves badgers…

    LETTERS TO FIESTA ARE MANCHESTER’S VERY LATEST addition to the bustling nu-folk, anti-folk, mixed-up folk scene.   Currently, it’s the knitwear figureheads Gideon Conn, The Travelling Band and Jo Rose who are leading the way across the craney city. The Travelling Band even made it on the soundtrack for the Ian Dury biopic, Sex and […]