Bombay Bicycle Club

Bombay Bicycle Club part company

January 29, 2016 in News

Indie faves are going “on hiatus”, it was announced today, with members concentrating on solo work or returning to university… Tags: ,


Unheard Smiths and Morrissey recordings surface online

January 1, 2016 in News

A Morrissey fan site has posted some previously unheard demos, including a trumpet-laden version of ‘Never Had No One Ever’… Tags: , , , , , ,

Sam Brockington

‘Follow’ by Sam Brockington (Single)

December 9, 2015 in Music Reviews

Fans of both indie and folk will find much to enjoy in this three minute track that’s brimming with warmth… Tags: , , , , , , ,

Marlowe Grey

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Midnight In Brooklyn’ EP by Marlowe Grey

December 7, 2015 in News

This week’s Monday exclusive is the brand new EP from NYC five-piece Marlowe Grey, which will be out on Friday… Tags: , , , ,

Miles Hunt

How I Wrote… ‘A Wish Away’ by Miles Hunt (The Wonder Stuff)

December 6, 2015 in Features, Interviews

The Wonder Stuff’s late 80s student disco anthem had its genesis in a recording accident, as frontman Miles Hunt explains… Tags: , , ,

Broken Boy-Ready

‘Ready’ by Broken Boy (Single)

December 6, 2015 in Music Reviews

Another group of pretenders toss their hat into the crowded indie field and hope that it lands among welcoming scenesters… Tags: , , , ,


EXCLUSIVE! ‘Corduroy’ by Redcast

November 30, 2015 in News

This week’s Monday track exclusive is a slice of uptempo indie-pop with a new wave edge from Portland-based four-piece Redcast… Tags: , , , ,

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: , , ,

Little May - Home

‘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: , , , , , , , ,