Interviews


Songwriting interviews, inspirational stories, new artist showcases and more…

We talk to up-and-coming artists and big names alike to get the inside story on their songwriting techniques and on how they got to where they are today, while experienced hired songwriters share some of their ideas to help get your creative juices flowing.

Josh T Pearson. Pic: Eliot Lee Hazel

16/05/2018

Interview: Josh T. Pearson

The release of his surprisingly straight new album gave us the opportunity to chat with this hero of alternative country…

Chas Hodges

10/05/2018

Interview: Chas Hodges

With a new Chas & Dave album out now, it’s time we caught up with one of the rockney gods…

The Levellers' Mark Chadwick

07/05/2018

Interview: The Levellers’ Mark Chadwick

Celebrating their 30th anniversary, the punk-folk-rock band’s frontman and songwriter talks about his mysterious craft, finding inspiration, and undercover police…

Gretchen Peters Songwriting Survival Kit

03/05/2018

Gretchen Peters’ Songwriting Survival Kit

We find out the Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame inductee’s indispensable tools of her trade include coffee, naps and solitude…

Reef

28/04/2018

How I wrote ‘Place Your Hands’ by Reef’s Gary Stringer

BRITROCK WEEK: The West Country rock band’s frontman tells us how their energetic, singalong single took shape and took off…

Nigel Clark

26/04/2018

How I wrote ‘Good Enough’ by Dodgy’s Nigel Clark

BRITROCK WEEK: The fun-loving indie trio’s lead singer and bassist recalls the Bob Marley-inspired conception of their biggest hit single…

Ginger

25/04/2018

How I wrote ‘I Wanna Go Where The People Go’ by The Wildhearts

BRITROCK WEEK: The band’s frontman Ginger explains how a soundcheck riff and a casual interview comment inspired their unpredictable single…

Terrorvision

24/04/2018

How I wrote ‘Perseverance’ by Terrorvision’s Tony Wright

BRITROCK WEEK: The Bradford band’s singer tells the story behind the writing of their riff-tastic ode to whales and dolphins…

Britrock Must Be Destroyed

23/04/2018

Britrock Must Be Destroyed

BRITROCK WEEK: Before their playful UK tour celebrating mid-90s British rock, we hear from Reef, The Wildhearts, Terrorvision and Dodgy…

Jenn Bostic - Revival

21/04/2018

Songs In The Key Of… Country Pop

Here we get Nashville-based singer-songwriter Jenn Bostic to pick out 10 tracks that perfectly straddle both pop and country music…

John Carter Cash by David McClister

12/04/2018

Interview: John Carter Cash

Johnny Cash’s son talks to us about bringing his legendary father’s unpublished words to life on a star-studded new album…

Ben Harper

09/04/2018

Interview: Ben Harper

The genre-blending, Grammy-winning musician and performer extols the benefits of songwriting, collaborating, skateboarding and channelling the frequencies of the universe…

The Magic Numbers' Romeo Stodart

04/04/2018

Interview: The Magic Numbers’ Romeo Stodart

As the English pop-rockers return with a new album, we chat to the band’s songwriter about life as an outsider…

Mark Oliver Everett

02/04/2018

Interview: Mark Oliver Everett

After making his own distinctive brand of music with Eels for over 20 years, E has come a long way…

Interview: Ian Anderson

02/04/2018

Interview: Ian Anderson

On the 50th anniversary of Jethro Tull’s formation, the band’s pioneering, enigmatic, flute-toting frontman talks about their evolution and eclecticism…

Interview: Jonathan Wilson

01/04/2018

Interview: Jonathan Wilson

Producer, musician extraordinaire and a songwriter with a genuine artistic vision, LA-based Jonathan Wilson really is one of a kind…

Interview: Calexico

01/04/2018

Interview: Calexico

After more than 20 years together, the musical relationship between Joey Burns and John Convertino continues to produce the goods…

How I Wrote 'What A Beautiful Day' by The Levellers' Mark Chadwick

31/03/2018

How I wrote ‘What A Beautiful Day’ by The Levellers

The punk-folk-rock band’s lead singer, Mark Chadwick, tells us how the rousing, mid-90s anthem took just three minutes to write…

How I Wrote 'She's So Lovely' by Scouting For Girls' Roy Stride

31/03/2018

How I wrote ‘She’s So Lovely’ by Scouting For Girls

The pop rock band’s frontman, Roy Stride, explains how two years of tweaking went into creating their debut hit single…

Discover: Shoegaze

30/03/2018

Discover: Shoegaze

Music editor Damien Girling explores the scene, songwriters, albums and equipment that helped create the sound of late-80s indie rock…

 


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2 thoughts on “Interviews

  1. I would love an interview with you guys. Please look at my recent interviews. Thank you.

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