Yo! We played with Sarabeth Tucek earlier this week at the Puzzle Hall Inn. Sarabeth came straight over to the show from BBC Manchester where she performed a live session for Radio 6 and Marc Riley. Michael from Folks helped Sarabeth out on keyboards. You can check out the session here for a few days more at least… enjoy.
We’re delighted to be playing a little show at The Puzzle with Sarabeth Tucek on 17th May. You might know her from the film ‘Dig!’, may have seen her on the road with Bob Dylan, or you might own her eponymous debut. Her new record ‘Get Well Soon’ is released through Sonic Cathedral and is acclaimed by The Times, Stool Pigeon, The Mirror, MOJO, The Sun and The Quietus.
We’re delighted to announce Harry Gumery has joined Folks on Bass.
Limited physical copies of our special 7″ release of Dirty Words b/w Nest are available through Rough Trade Stores. Here’s what they said -
Fantastic limited debut single from Manchester’s Folks that recalls the solo work of John Lennon mixed with The Kinks. It sounds so authentic – it takes you back to the golden age of the early 70′s. This has massive potential. Early radio play of their demos came from Nic Harcourt’s ‘Morning Becomes Eclectic’ on KCRW in LA and Steve Lamacqs ‘In New Music We Trust’. The band were then discovered by legendary producer John Leckie who provided what lead singer Scott Anderson describes as a ‘roadmap’. They later met producer Luther Russell (Sarabeth Tucek, Noah and the whale, Richmond Fontaine) and recorded this single at toerag studios in hackney. The band always felt ‘Dirty words’ was their protest song and this was confirmed when it began to be performed by artists in America. ‘Nest’ documents their experience of cheap motels, late nights and excess on the road.
Digital copies are available through ITunes.
Here’s the artwork from our DIY show at The Inn On The Green in Ladbroke Grove, London from last year. We performed with Luther Russell, Colorama and Ain. We were delighted to be joined on stage by the amazing Sarabeth Tucek when we covered her song ‘Blowing Kisses’ from her eponymous debut album on Echo.