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.

Lotte Mullan - Love's Bonfire

Lotte Mullan – Love’s Bonfire

Album Reviews 4 March 2015

Recording in Nashville with Band Of Horses Lotte Mullan tells finely etched tales of heartbreak and hope on Love’s Bonfire, one of our Featured Albums of the Month, an album ablaze with superb songcraft throughout. Read our in-depth review and interview.

FRUK Talks to False Lights

FRUK Talks to False Lights

Interviews 2 March 2015

We catch up with False Lights in Birmingham on the last date of their tour to mark the release of their remarkable debut album ‘Salvor’. Sam Cater and Jim Moray had plenty to say about their new project.

The Grenaways Interview

The Grenaways Interview

Artist of the Month 1 March 2015

Drawn to Cornwall for the sun, surf, romance and unique culture our Artists of the Month, The Grenaways, tell FRUK about the magic they have found and channelled into the excellent Be Still Young Heart.

Folk Radio UK talks to The Will Pound Band

Folk Radio UK talks to The Will Pound Band

Interviews 23 February 2015

We catch up with harmonica virtuoso and BBC R2 Folk Awards ‘Musician of the Year’ nominee Will Pound and his Band on their current ‘New Tradition’ Tour.

The Unthanks - Mount the Air Interview pt. 2

The Unthanks – Mount the Air Interview pt. 2

Artist of the Month 20 February 2015

In part two of our exclusive interview Adrian, Becky and Rachel talk about the sourcing writing and arranging and recording of Mount The Air.

Exclusive: Lau announce new album The Bell That Never Rang (+ Interview)

Exclusive: Lau announce new album The Bell That Never Rang (+ Interview)

Interviews 20 February 2015

Exclusive – Lau’s new album The Bell That Never Rang released 4/5/2015 and interview with Aidan, Kris and Martin and the albums producer Joan As Policewoman.

Jeffrey Foucault Interview

Jeffrey Foucault Interview

Interviews 19 February 2015

We talk to Jeffrey Foucault about songwriting, life and his forthcoming album Salt as Wolves which is due for release later this year – he tells us it’s his best yet.

The Unthanks - Mount The Air Interview pt. 1

The Unthanks – Mount The Air Interview pt. 1

Artist of the Month 18 February 2015

In the first part of our exclusive interview with The Unthanks they talk about their singing weekends and a vinyl playback of Mount The Air sees Adrian puncturing a few misconceptions.

Bully’s Acre (Interview)

Bully’s Acre (Interview)

Interviews 17 February 2015

Bully’s Acre are Robbie Harris (bodhrán), Peter Browne (accordion) and flamenco Guitarist Lucas Gonzales. Here they give FRUK exclusive insight into their unique sound.

Sons of Bill (Interview)

Sons of Bill (Interview)

Featured Albums 16 February 2015

With ‘Love And Logic’ suggesting a band really hitting its stride we catch up with Charlottesville band Sons Of Bill in a Bermondsey pub as they prepare for their UK tour leg.

Thumbnail image for Joe Topping Interview (Part 2)

Joe Topping Interview (Part 2)

Interviews 13 February 2015

In Part 2 of our exclusive interview, Joe Topping talks about the making of The Vagrant Kings album, The Rainbow Chasers, Home Service and getting started in music and more.

Joe Topping Interview (Part 1) - On the Road

Joe Topping Interview (Part 1) – On the Road

Interviews 11 February 2015

In part 1 of our exclusive interview with Joe Topping he talks about spending time in America, his epic charity walk and the lasting effect it’s all had on his music.