JD Weaver

Introducing… JD Weaver

November 22, 2015 in Features, Interviews

This young Cheshire singer-songwriter isn’t letting disability stand in the way of getting his music – and his message –… Tags: , ,

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Interview: Nigel Thomas

October 26, 2015 in Features, Interviews

Songwriting meets Nigel Thomas, the former frontman of UK indie hopefuls The Foxes, as he prepares to go it alone… Tags: , , , ,


EXCLUSIVE! ‘Alright’ by Lemmo

October 15, 2015 in News

A rockier edge to this week’s Thursday exclusive, as Songwriting proudly debuts the new single from LA alt-rock trio Lemmo… Tags: , , , , ,

My Fathers Eyes by The Lion And The Wolf

‘My Father’s Eyes’ by The Lion And The Wolf (Single)

October 4, 2015 in Music Reviews

Taking the singer-songwriter route through post-Radiohead indie, this single reveals The Lion And The Wolf to be an intriguing prospect… Tags: ,


‘Slowness’ by Outfit (Album)

August 1, 2015 in Music Reviews

Dwelling on themes of distance and separation, the second album from this Liverpudlian synth-pop five-piece is ethereal, sophisticated and compelling… Tags: , ,

AM Exchange

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Wake Up’ by AM Exchange

July 16, 2015 in News

This week’s Thursday track exclusive is a slice of summery, indie-tinged pop coming all the way from sunny Los Angeles… Tags: , , ,

Nova Heart

‘Lackluster No’ by Nova Heart (Single)

July 2, 2015 in Music Reviews

‘Lackluster No’ could just announce the arrival of a group who are already stars in a nation of 1.3 billion… Tags: , , ,

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‘Home’ by Little May (Single)

July 1, 2015 in Music Reviews

On their new single ‘Home’, the indie trio Little May display the potential to be chart dwellers of serious note… Tags: , , ,

Lights Out by Black Surf

‘Lights Out’ by Black Surf (Single)

June 25, 2015 in Music Reviews

On their brand new single ‘Lights Out’, indie-rock group Black Surf pay homage to one of grunge-pop’s most beloved songwriters… Tags: , , , ,

The Dirty Blonde Goodbye Tiny Fractures

‘Goodbye: Tiny Fractures’ by The Dirty Blonde (Single)

June 24, 2015 in Music Reviews

On their single ‘Goodbye: Tiny Fractures’, Glasgow’s The Dirty Blonde rattle out melodies that will have indie-pop fans hitting repeat… Tags: , , ,


Live review: Bearded Theory festival, Derbyshire (22-24 May ’15)

June 12, 2015 in Events, Features

Songwriting takes a trip to the Derbyshire countryside to enjoy a weekend of ‘heritage’ alt-rock and a lot more besides…… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Maximo Park

Maxïmo Park announce anniversary tour

May 11, 2015 in News

Newcastle rock band Maxïmo Park have announced a tour marking the 10th anniversary of their debut album ‘A Certain Trigger’… Tags: , , , ,

A Whole New Shape by Happyness (Single)

A Whole New Shape by Happyness (Single)

March 24, 2015 in Music Reviews

College rock revivalists Happyness return with their new single ‘A Whole New Shape’ and show that their potential’s still keen… Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Dan & The Wildfire

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Austin, TX’ by Dan & The Wildfire

February 19, 2015 in News

There’s a definite country tinge to this week’s exclusive track, which comes from Boston, Massachusetts-based five-piece Dan & The Wildfire… Tags: , , , , ,

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Interview: Cajsa Siik

February 11, 2015 in Features, Interviews

Songwriting catches up with rising Swedish indie-pop artist Cajsa Siik to discuss influences, emotions, contrasts and the English language ajsa… Tags: , , , , , , ,

The Cribs For All Our Siste

Burning For No One By The Cribs (Single)

February 5, 2015 in Music Reviews

The Cribs return with the first single from their hotly awaited sixth album and light a fire under fans’ expectations… Tags: , , ,

Flowers Do What You Want To, It’s What You Should Do

Forget The Fall by Flowers (Single)

February 5, 2015 in Music Reviews

The beatific dream-pop trio Flowers announce their March UK tour with the release of the brilliant single ‘Forget The Fall’… Tags: , , ,

The Cribs kick off 2015 with a new album, single and tour

The Cribs announce album and tour

January 19, 2015 in News

Band’s sixth studio album will be out 23 March… but what happened to the two that were due in 2014?… Tags: , ,

Pixies Doolittle

Doolittle 25 by Pixies (Album)

January 18, 2015 in Music Reviews

One of American alt-rock’s most classic albums gets the deluxe reissue treatment, a full quarter-century on from its original release… Tags: , , , ,


Book review: ‘The Wonder Stuff Diaries 86-89’ by Miles Hunt

December 31, 2014 in Gear

Wonder Stuff frontman Miles Hunt serves up volume one of his memoirs, and they make for a very enjoyable read… Tags: , , , ,