Cara Dillon - A Thousand Hearts - Released 19th May 2014

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The Honey Ants - Lies (See You Again)

The Honey Ants – Lies (See You Again)

24 April 2014 Introducing

Our Song of the Day is from The Honey Ants who are John Grimsey and Rebecca Hamer. ‘Lies (See You Again)’ is digitally released on 5th May. Catch them live in London.

Headland Folk Festival

Headland Folk Festival

24 April 2014 Live Review

Friday April 11 to Sunday April 13 marked the inaugural Headland Folk Festival set on Hartlepool’s beautiful Headland. David Eagle of The Young’uns shares some highlights of the weekend.

Robert Francis & The Night Tide - Heaven (Review & Interview)

Robert Francis & The Night Tide – Heaven (Review & Interview)

24 April 2014 Album Review

A brief promo trip gave FRUK a chance for an exclusive face to face with Robert Francis to talk about the superb Heaven and his journey from hell, taking in the Ry Cooder and RHCP connections.

Ryan Hobler - All Along

Ryan Hobler – All Along

23 April 2014 Introducing

With influences ranging from Paul Simon, Elliott Smith to Nick Drake, New York artist Ryan Hobler does them credit on his latest offering ‘All Along’, Watch the new video here.

Smoke Fairies - Smoke Fairies

Smoke Fairies – Smoke Fairies

22 April 2014 Album Review

For their eponymous new album the Smoke Fairies reinvent their sound in a goblinesque fusion of English folk and deep ellum blues embracing electronics and pop-influenced atmospherics.

Bellowhead @ Royal Abert Hall + New Album: Revival

Bellowhead @ Royal Abert Hall + New Album: Revival

21 April 2014 Live Review

Bellowhead play a capacity crowd at London’s Royal Albert Hall and announce signing to Island Records, with the new album Revival due for June 23rd release.

Cara Dillon live at The Islington, London

Cara Dillon live at The Islington, London

18 April 2014 Live Review

Cara Dillon live at The Islington London (14th April 2014), performing an intimate showcase for the launch of A Thousand Hearts that will live long in the memory.

Martin Green - Crows' Bones

Martin Green – Crows’ Bones

17 April 2014 Album Review

Martin Green’s Crows’ Bones is a genuine collaboration with Inge Thomson, Becky Unthank and Nicklas Roswall. Adrian Utley and Calum Malcolm act as Ghost Busters in chief.

Haddo - Borderlands

Haddo – Borderlands

16 April 2014 Album Review

Will Pound is back with with his wife Nicky in their Anglo-Scots form of Haddo. Their second offering called Borderlands has moments of finesse, warmth and fun, a perfect combination.

Del Barber – Prairieography

Del Barber – Prairieography

16 April 2014 Album Review

I’d not come across Barber before this release, but, twangy, aching, honest and just the right amount of grit, I’m definitely making him my Prairie home companion.

Willie Campbell – Dalma

Willie Campbell – Dalma

16 April 2014 Album Review

Willie Campbell, former frontman of Astrid, releases a solo album of original Gaelic songs, both a celebration of cultural heritage and a damn good collection of guitar driven folk rock.

Edd Donovan And The Wandering Moles - Something To Take The Edge Off

Edd Donovan And The Wandering Moles – Something To Take The Edge Off

14 April 2014 Album Review

If Edd Donovan is a late developer then his Wandering Moles have helped to make the wait for ‘Something To Take The Edge Off’ worthwhile. Look out for the vinyl on Record Store Day.