Folk

UK Americana enjoys upswing in 2018

British Americana and country music is flourishing in 2018, with the Americana Music Association UK boasting a record 700 members, up 75 percent on last year.

Playlist: The Hanging Stars

Cosmic country troubadours The Hanging Stars are back with their dazzling second album. To celebrate, lynchpin Richard Olsen reveals the songs that fuelled it...

Interview: Stick in the Wheel

‘The thing is, I hate most folk music': Stick in the Wheel's Nicola Kearney on exhuming the genre from the vestiges of 'middle class collectors' and the making of their brand new LP...

Interview: Bahla

The contemporary jazz outfit reveal how Jewish folklore became entangled in their sound...

Interview: Huw Bennett

Footloose innovator Huw Bennett is a bassist and producer whose work weaves in field recordings from Gambia. He tells us about his first LP, Susso, and what's in store for the 2018 reboot...

Interview: David Toop

'Found sounds and field recordings help us cross that gap we feel divides us from other creatures:' sonic innovator and Bjork-influencer David Toop on the music outside music...

Interview: Keto

Sonic spell-spinner Leah Sanderson (aka Keto) is plotting a big 2018 for her minimal 21st century folk venture. She lets us in on what's in store...