Music Interviews

Our latest music interviews.

Cambridge Folk Festival 2015: Ben Miller Band (Review & Interview)

Cambridge Folk Festival 2015: Ben Miller Band (Review & Interview)

Festivals Reviews 28 August 2015

Paul catches the Ben Miller Band backstage at Cambridge Folk Festival before treating the audience to their own brand of Ozark Stomp…”And we don’t really form our shows, but before you know it you’re in the middle of something and it feels good.” It’s a tour-de-force performance from start to finish!

Folk Radio UK talks to Foreign Affairs

Folk Radio UK talks to Foreign Affairs

Interviews 25 August 2015

We catch up with Bristol’s Foreign Affairs… they came out guns blazing in 2015 with an EP launch and a thirty date Summer festival tour….gathering some Radio 2 airplay (courtesy of Dermot O’Leary) and a whole bunch of new fans along the way.

Folk Radio UK Talks to Luke Jackson

Folk Radio UK Talks to Luke Jackson

Features 19 August 2015

When compiling a list of the most talented young singer-songwriters currently performing on the acoustic/roots scene, it’s never too long before Luke Jackson’s name appears. Rob caught up with Luke recently for this special Photo-Interview.

Cambridge Folk Festival 2015 - The Stray Birds (Review & Interview)

Cambridge Folk Festival 2015 – The Stray Birds (Review & Interview)

Festivals Reviews 19 August 2015

Paul catches up with The Stray Birds who were, for a lot of observers, the highlight of this year’s Cambridge Folk Festival. Plus watch them performing a backstage session and don’t miss their remaining UK dates.

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Cambridge Folk Festival 2015 – Bella Hardy (Review / Interview / Free Live Track)

Interviews 14 August 2015

We caught up with Bella Hardy at Cambridge Folk Festival. She provided one of the most deeply insightful interviews and tells us of her plans to visit China as artist in residence by the PRS For Music Foundation and the British Council in Kunming, south China. Plus Download a free live track from Bella’s performance at Cambridge.

An Interview with John Jones (our Artist of the Month)

An Interview with John Jones (our Artist of the Month)

Artist of the Month 12 August 2015

With the release of his second solo album scheduled for the start of September, Oysterband’s John Jones explains how ‘Never Stop Moving’ capped three years of intense creativity and how the Reluctant Ramblers have given him an outlet for a different facet of his musical personality.

Cambridge Folk Festival 2015 - The Lone Below (Review & Interview)

Cambridge Folk Festival 2015 – The Lone Below (Review & Interview)

Festivals Reviews 8 August 2015

At Cambridge Folk Festival this year The Lone Bellow arrived on the back of some decent press and left having stolen the hearts of everyone who watched them. Paul talks to the band back-stage and takes us through some of those magical moments.

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Folk Radio UK talks to Emily Portman

Interviews 20 July 2015

Rob catches up with Emily Portman and she shares the creative process behind her latest album Coracle – inspiration coming from motherhood, trips to sacred sites around North Wales and meetings with a Liverpudlian poet.

Interview with Iron & Wine and Ben Bridwell

Interview with Iron & Wine and Ben Bridwell

Interviews 15 July 2015

With their new album ‘Sing into My Mouth’ due out this week on 17th July, we talk to Sam Beam (Iron and Wine) and Ben Bridwell of Band of Horses about their new covers album. They turn thousands of miles into the back-porch of a local bar for Folk Radio; three cold beers and all the time in the world to shoot the breeze.

An Interview with Richard Thompson

An Interview with Richard Thompson

Artist of the Month 14 July 2015

Richard Thompson is in London for a couple of days of press interviews and Folk Radio UK caught up with him to talk about his new album ‘Still’, working with Jeff Tweedy and how to stay open all hours when it comes to song writing.

An Interview with Lady Maisery

An Interview with Lady Maisery

Interviews 13 July 2015

Lady Maisery have been announced as the headliners at this year’s Baring-Gould Folk Weekend in Devon. Talking exclusively to Folk Radio UK, one-third of the folk harmony trio, Hazel Askew, hints that the festival-goers might be treated to the premiere of some new songs …

An Interview with Samantha Crain

An Interview with Samantha Crain

Interviews 10 July 2015

With her highly anticipated new album due out this month followed by a number of UK performances we talk to Samantha Crain – A progressive thinker who recognises the importance of roots (historic and musical), an astute, intelligent songwriter with a gift for well-crafted and catchy songs, a passionate defender of her beliefs and a no-nonsense approach to interviews.