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…

Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes

Interview: Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes

May 30, 2018 in Features, Interviews

The lead singer of this acclaimed alt-country/Americana band from Melbourne, Australia, tells us about his inspiration and approach to songwriting…


Nominations announced for The Ivors 2017

April 20, 2017 in Competitions, Events, News

Coldplay, Michael Kiwanuka, Nick Cave and Skepta are among the songwriters in the running for this year’s Ivor Novello Awards…

Marianne Faithfull 'No Exit' cover

‘No Exit’ by Marianne Faithfull (Album)

November 19, 2016 in Music

This captivating collection of live recordings reveals the dramatic centre at the heart of this singer and songwriter’s lasting appeal…

Late Sea

EXCLUSIVE! ‘The Great White’ by Late Sea

November 14, 2016 in Music, News

Our first exclusive of the week is from a trio who are backed by one of Hollywood’s most famous sons…

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 'Skeleton Tree' album cover

‘Skeleton Tree’ by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds (Album)

September 15, 2016 in Music

We’re 16 albums in and the songwriting craft of the legendary Antipodean genius shows absolutely no sign of deserting him…


EXCLUSIVE! ‘Man Of Truth’ by Alluri

July 28, 2016 in Music, News

Indian indie may not be a genre with which you are best acquainted, but tonight’s exclusive will change all of…

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds to release new album & film

May 30, 2016 in News

Seminal Australian alt-rock group will release their first album for three years and it will be accompanied by a film…

On Dead Waves album cover

‘On Dead Waves’ by onDeadWaves (Album)

May 13, 2016 in Music

This noir-like debut album from Polly Scattergood and James Chapman (Maps) finds a beautifully haunting use for their unified talents…


EXCLUSIVE! ‘Behemooth’ by Moulettes

March 31, 2016 in Music, News

Our second exclusive of the week comes courtesy of a prog-folk collective who take a scientific approach to their songwriting…

Luke Elliot. Pic: Jorn Veberg

Introducing… Luke Elliot

March 31, 2016 in Features, Interviews

We get to know a singer-songwriter from New Jersey who looked to gritty, cinematic Americana and found success in Norway…

Justin Currie

Sodajerker presents… Justin Currie

March 23, 2016 in Features, Interviews

The podcasting duo speak with one of our previous interviewees, the Glaswegian singer-songwriter who fronted Del Amitri for 20 years…

Craig Finn

Interview: Craig Finn

September 12, 2015 in Features, Interviews

The Hold Steady frontman discusses his new, more elegant, solo album and the need to be age-appropriate in his writing.…

Mike Scott

Sodajerker presents… Mike Scott

August 20, 2015 in Features, Interviews

The podcasting duo Sodajerker have struck gold once again with the ever evolving and consistently challenging Scottish songwriter Mike Scott…

Goldsmack 'Wild Season' EP cover

Wild Season by Goldsmack (EP)

May 12, 2015 in Music

Italian trio Goldsmack have released an assured debut EP which harks back to rock’s dirty greats, whilst still leaping forwards…

Du Blonde Hunter

Hunter by Du Blonde (Single)

May 7, 2015 in Music

Du Blonde provides a perfect taster for her upcoming album ‘Welcome Back To Milk’, on her superb new single Hunter…

Grant Nicholas

Interview: Grant Nicholas

March 24, 2015 in Features, Interviews

Feeder’s Grant Nicholas discusses his solo career, the freedom it affords his songwriting and what it means for his band…

Rhodes 'Home' EP cover

Home by Rhodes (EP)

October 7, 2014 in Music

‘Home’ sees the heartfelt young songwriter Rhodes continue to prime himself for adoration, with another record of darkly beatific indie…