Folk

Interview: John Smith

‘Songwriting is a muscle you have to exercise’ - folk singer, guitarist and Lianne La Havas musician John Smith gives us the skinny on his latest record, Headlong…

Playlist: Darren Hayman

Lovelorn lo-fi king Darren Hayman has been faithfully documenting Britain's 'thankful villages' for two years. On the eve of the release of his ace new parish-inspired LP, he curates our new playlist...

Interview: The Unthanks

‘We’re like magpies, always looking for songs and inspiration in different places’ - folk outfit The Unthanks on their evolving sound and reinterpreting the songs of Nick Drake’s mother Molly…

Interview: Laura Cannell

'In live performance, I want to explore how much I can do without any wires, effects or electricity to rely on': Laura Cannell on the archaic and experimental forces at play within her unique sound...

30 seconds interview: Cattle & Cane

If you love folk troupe Cattle & Cane for their hearty harmonies and gentle guitar hooks, then their new single Fool For You won't disappoint. Tune in ahead of their UK tour in May...

Interview: Nev Cottee

Nev Cottee is one of Britain’s great unsung vocalists, with a deep, dark timbre and sixties slant that recalls prime-era Cohen or Hazlewood. Here, he lets us in on the making of his new LP...