Martin Simpson, Andy Cutting & Nancy Kerr - Murmurs

Folk, roots and Americana Music Interviews

Interviews with traditional and contemporary artists from the field of Folk Music, Roots and Americana, from the UK and beyond.

Jackie Oates - Artist of the Month Interview

Jackie Oates – Artist of the Month Interview

Artist of the Month 19 May 2015

Having released one of the best albums of the year so far, we caught up with Jackie Oates to talk about her musical journey from her early days of singing at Topsham Folk Club to pursuing her solo career. We also talk about the making of The Spyglass & The Herringbone.

Fabian Holland Interview

Fabian Holland Interview

Featured Albums 11 May 2015

We caught up with Fabian Holland for a quick chat about his exceptional second album ‘A Day Like Tomorrow’ and the way his narrow boat life is starting to influence his work. Whilst life is not all plain sailing there are plenty of upbeat moments as he admits “…there are times when you just forget that you’re living in London, which is probably why I like it so much.”

Chris While and Julie Matthews - Who We Are (Interview)

Chris While and Julie Matthews – Who We Are (Interview)

Interviews 9 May 2015

We talk to Chris While and Julie Matthews about their latest album ‘Who We Are’ an album that includes songs about a village decimated by the plague in the 17th century and women working in Sheffield’s steel industry during wartime. Plus guest artists: O’Hooley & Tidow, Joe Broughton, Kellie While and Kit Bailey.

Robert Chaney - Cracked Picture Frames

Robert Chaney – Cracked Picture Frames

Album Reviews 5 May 2015

With a talent partly forged in Florida and fuelled by French cinema’s New Wave Robert Chaney’s Cracked Picture Frames marks the arrival of a notable new voice on the London music scene. The album is sharp, intelligent, thoughtful and moving, as Robert sings, “I got some simple words to say,” but he says them so well, you can’t fail to be mightily impressed.

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FRUK talks to Blue Rose Code

Interviews 29 April 2015

In our latest Photo-Interview feature we talk to Blue Rose Code who’s busy touring before heading to the studio in May to record the next record. “Then for the next six months I’m going to sit on my arse on the beach in Bournemouth and read…and just be actually.”

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An Interview with Thomas Truax (+ Video Premiere)

Interviews 22 April 2015

We have a special feature interview with the ingenious Thomas Traux, currently on tour in the UK. Plus a premiere of his new video ‘ I’ve Got To Know’ taken from his new album ‘Jetstream Sunset’. Try and see him live if you can, he’s quite unlike anyone else.

FRUK talks to Larkin Poe

FRUK talks to Larkin Poe

Interviews 21 April 2015

We catch up with Atlantan sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell, best known as Larkin Poe who are back in the UK this Summer on a huge tour. Read our in-depth interview / photo feature in which they talk about their latest album, songwriting, life on the road and their love for the UK.

Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman – Interview (Part 2)

Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman – Interview (Part 2)

Artist of the Month 13 April 2015

Having told us about their Equation days and their early musical beginnings in part one of our interview, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman now bring the story of their Folk Award winning duo up to date. They talk openly about their challenges, their new album, songwriting and more. They are on tour now.

Stornoway Interview

Stornoway Interview

Interviews 9 April 2015

FRUK talks to Stornoway’s principle songwriter, guitarist and Doctor of Ornithology Brian Briggs about their new album Bonxie an album that features the sounds of around 20 different species of bird. We also learn of his love for South Wales where he currently resides.

FRUK talks to Jess Morgan

FRUK talks to Jess Morgan

Interviews 8 April 2015

We catch up with Jess Morgan who’s been busy as ever with a recent trip to America and she reveals a number of collaborations she has lined up including Stylusboy and The Hut People. Jess is on tour from this month so try and make it to one of her gigs.

Martin Simpson Talks about new collaborative album – Murmurs

Martin Simpson Talks about new collaborative album – Murmurs

Interviews 2 April 2015

In the final video interview series for the new album ‘Murmurs’ from Martin Simpson, Andy Cutting and Nancy Kerr, Martin introduces his 1935/36 Gibson L-OO, a 1960’s De Armond pickup and a 1958 Magnatone amplifier. The combination is a sound unlike any other as he demonstrates on The Boston Smuggler.

Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman - Interview (Part 1)

Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman – Interview (Part 1)

Artist of the Month 1 April 2015

In the first of our two part exclusive interview we take Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman back to their musical origins. They provide us with an exclusive and fascinating insight into their early days and folk supergroup Equation. Kathryn and Sean are our Artists of the Month for April.