Stats

Interview: Stats’ Ed Seed

April 17, 2019 in Features, Interviews

Having made one of the albums of the year so far, the Stats frontman talks us through its unusual genesis…

Tal Wilkenfeld

Introducing… Tal Wilkenfeld

April 15, 2019 in Features, Interviews

The go-to bass player for Prince, Mick Jagger and Jeff Beck is now going it alone as a solo artist…

Writing to a brief for film & television

Peter Raeburn on writing to a brief for film and television

April 14, 2019 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Winter 2018, Tips & Techniques

We asked the award-winning composer and producer how he approaches creating music for the media, alongside writing songs for himself…

Surrealist Poetry book

Roddy Woomble of Idlewild’s Songwriting Survival Kit

April 12, 2019 in Features, Gear, Interviews

The indie frontman takes us into his world of wine, libraries and Scottish isles; all in the name of songwriting…

Diary Of A Songwriter: Marsicans

Diary Of A Songwriter: Marsicans

April 9, 2019 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Winter 2018

Returning from tour gives this Leeds band a chance to get back to songwriting, fuelled by cheese and bean toasties…

Song Deconstructed: ‘Lonesome Rider’ by The Strange

April 8, 2019 in Features, Interviews, Music

The Croatian and American supergroup’s Dalibor Pavičić and Chris Eckman give us an access-all-areas tour of their latest cinematic track…

Mark Farris' writing tips

10 writing tips from Grammy Award winner Mike Farris

April 2, 2019 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Winter 2018, Tips & Techniques

The Nashville rocker collected the Best Roots Gospel Album trophy in 2015. Here he reveals the secrets of his success…

Jesse Colin Young. Photo: Brent Cline

Interview: Jesse Colin Young

April 1, 2019 in Features, Interviews

Emerging with his first new record in over a decade, the ex-Youngbloods frontman has rediscovered all of his songwriting magic…

How I wrote 'Perfect' by Mark Nevin

How I wrote ‘Perfect’ by Fairground Attraction’s Mark Nevin

March 28, 2019 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Spring 2017

The songwriter and guitarist behind the 80s pop-folk band’s chart-topping debut single tells the compelling tale of its imperfect inspiration…

Emily Breeze

Diary Of A Songwriter: Emily Breeze

March 27, 2019 in Features, Interviews

With a single to launch and songs to write, it’s a very busy week for this Bristol-based gothic pop artist…

My Songwriting Hero, Marianne Faithfull

Rob Ellis: My Songwriting Hero, Marianne Faithfull

March 25, 2019 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Winter 2018

Having worked with her for well over a decade, the renowned producer is well-positioned to assess the iconic songstress’ talents…

Song Deconstructed: ‘Your Server Had A Bad Day’ by Haunted Continents

March 22, 2019 in Features, Interviews, Music

James A.M. Downes provides the inside scoop on a recent instalment of his single-a-month project, and it’s a cheeky one!…

David Gray's Songwriting Survival Kit

David Gray’s Songwriting Survival Kit

March 17, 2019 in Gear, Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Winter 2018

As he releases a new album, the esteemed British singer-songwriter explains why he relies on both low- and high-tech accessories…

Alphaville in 1984

How I wrote ‘Big In Japan’ by Alphaville

March 15, 2019 in Features, Interviews

A synth-rock anthem inspired by Berlin’s heroin scene, we learn all about a classic 80s track with a surprising origin…

How I wrote 'At Seventeen' by Janis Ian

How I wrote ‘At Seventeen’ by Janis Ian

March 13, 2019 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Winter 2018

The American singer-songwriter recounts the inspiration and creation of her most widely recognised song, which she still sings at 67…

Gum Takes Tooth

Interview: Gum Takes Tooth

March 12, 2019 in Features, Interviews

The masters of pyrotechnic electro noise break down their unique way of working and the benefits of being a duo…

How I wrote 'Are You Gonna Be My Girl'

How I wrote ‘Are You Gonna Be My Girl’ by Jet’s Nic Cester

March 11, 2019 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Winter 2018

The Australian singer-songwriter and frontman reveals how the single that launched the band’s stellar career was written on the toilet…

Sonny

Five minutes with… Sonny

March 8, 2019 in Features, Interviews

The rising pop artist from South Shields discusses his new single ‘Sweet Dreams’ and his forthcoming acoustic EP ‘Beech Road’…

Discover: Britpop

Discover: Britpop

March 7, 2019 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Winter 2018

We choose to revel in the big-chorused glory of mid-90s British pop music, with some of the era’s defining players…

Ethan Johns

Interview: Ethan Johns

March 5, 2019 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Winter 2018

Black Eyed Dog: The acclaimed producer shares priceless insights on “capturing human performances” and his own fluid approach to songwriting…

Lisa Redford 'Anything But Easy' music video

Song Deconstructed: ‘Anything But Easy’ by Lisa Redford

March 3, 2019 in Features, Interviews, Music

The award-winning singer-songwriter, music columnist and tutor returns with a new Americana-tinged single, and here she breaks down the composition…

Ward Thomas

Interview: Ward Thomas

March 2, 2019 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Winter 2018

In our latest issue, record-breaking British country musicians Catherine and Lizzy discuss their musical growth on new album ‘Restless Minds’…