acoustic

Playlist: Underneath the Stars Festival

When Mercury Prize-nominated folk artist Kate Rusby isn't writing and performing her own stuff, she's co-curating the ace Underneath the Stars Festival. Here, she shares her line-up faves for 2018...

Premiere: Vive La Rose – Rio Grande

David Luximon-Herbert is Vive La Rose, a gifted troubadour who’s been serenading the airwaves since 2014. Don't miss the vid to his brand new track - it's an acoustic beauty...

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...

Featured artist: PicaPica

Brand new Rough Trade signing PicaPica is the brainchild of lucid singer-songwriters Samantha Whates and Josienne Clarke, whose Appalachian-tinged acoustics are spiked with radiating harmonies.

Interview: Will Samson

'Nylon string guitar, tape, Lisbon, love, solitude, 37 degree heat and heartbreak': Will Samson takes us behind the scenes of his ace new acoustic LP...

Interview: Ryan McMullan

Northern Irish singer songwriter Ryan McMullan may not yet be a household name, but with Ed Sheeran and Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightboy already singing his praises, it’s just a matter of time...

Interview: Oly Ralfe

Eccentric songsmith Oly Ralfe has been flirting with the stranger ends of folk, country and indie for well over a decade. Now he's turned his hand to a solo instrumental piano record...