acoustic

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...

Featured artist: L.A. Salami

Londoner L.A. Salami is Lookman Adekunle Salami, a angsty folk-rock troubadour bound for SXSW, whose sound sits somewhere between the depression-era dust bowl and the agit-folk of Jeffrey Lewis.

Featured artist: Isaac Gracie

Issac Gracie's acoustic soul-baring has hit a nerve at BBC Introducing and with Apple’s Zane Lowe - with both pledging early support and all-important airtime. Get to know him here.

In session: The Gentle Good

Welsh singer songwriter The Gentle Good (aka Gareth Bonello) travels far and wide for his music, seeking out traditional melodies to spark his muse. Watch him perform a song inspired by a six week residency in China...

30 seconds interview: Moulettes

Crystal clear harmonies, ringing fiddles, acoustic finger-picking – Moulettes clearly have all their folk credentials in order. We spend 30 seconds with them ahead of their hectic 2015 tour schedule...

M meets: Ola Onabule part two

UK soul singer Ola Onabule is an artist who has done it 'his way', releasing seven albums on his own Rugged Ram imprint during his career to date.