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…

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…

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’…

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…

Fergus

Introducing… Fergus

February 26, 2019 in Features, Interviews

We shine a light on a London-based singer-songwriter who teamed up with producer Jake Gosling to make his new EP…

Rosie Tee

Diary Of A Songwriter: Rosie Tee

February 21, 2019 in Features, Interviews

In this exclusive journal extract, we get to see what it’s like to record at the fabled Abbey Road Studios…

Song Deconstructed: ‘Untie The Ropes’ by Komraus

February 15, 2019 in Features, Interviews, Music

The London-based cinematic electronic outfit’s singer and songwriter, Sara Rioja, explains how their debut album’s title track came to be…

Marlene Oak

Introducing… Marlene Oak

February 13, 2019 in Features, Interviews

The Swedish folk-blues singer-songwriter looks set to impress everyone with her luscious vocals and standout productions on her new EP…

SK Shlomo

SK Shlomo’s 10 lessons learnt from a decade of collaboration

February 8, 2019 in Features, Interviews, Tips & Techniques

The world-record-breaking beatboxer shares advice on creativity and mental health from Björk, Damon Albarn, Ed Sheeran, Jason Mraz and more…

Henry Binns

Interview: Henry Binns

February 5, 2019 in Features, Interviews

We get to know the English producer, remixer, engineer, songwriter and musician behind ambient electronic duos Zero 7 and Equador…

Cassadee Pope

Interview: Cassadee Pope

February 1, 2019 in Features, Interviews

Former lead singer of rock band Hey Monday and 2012 ‘The Voice’ winner talks about her revealing new country album…

Fredfades & Jawn Rice

Songs In The Key Of… Oslo

January 24, 2019 in Features, Interviews

Norwegian super producers Fredfades & Jawn Rice take us on an electronica and electro-infused musical journey through their capital city…

Mozes And The Firstborn

Song Deconstructed: ‘If I’ by Mozes And The Firstborn

January 18, 2019 in Features, Interviews, Music

In the first of a new feature, we pick a new track and ask the songwriter to reveal the recipe…

Equador's Bo Bruce

Interview: Bo Bruce

January 15, 2019 in Features, Interviews

From runner-up of The Voice UK in 2012 to becoming one-half of Equador with Henry Binns, the singer-songwriter reveals all…

Iris Gold

Songs In The Key Of… Copenhagen

January 8, 2019 in Features, Interviews, Music

Danish-Jamaican songstress Iris Gold plots a journey through a diverse collection of music from Denmark’s capital, including some tribal opera…

Songwriting Magazine Winter 2018

Songwriting Magazine Winter 2018 out now

December 31, 2018 in Features, Songwriting Magazine Winter 2018

Our latest edition features David Crosby, Rosanne Cash, Kristian Bush, Ethan Johns, Ward Thomas, Janis Ian, David Gray and more…

Gabrielle 'Dreams' cover

How I wrote ‘Dreams’ by Gabrielle

December 28, 2018 in Features, Interviews

Learn about one of the 90s’ biggest pop smashes and the highest charting debut single by a female solo act…

DeVotchKa. Pic: Jen Rosenstein

Interview: DeVotchKa’s Nick Urata

December 5, 2018 in Features, Interviews

The Colorado-based quartet’s frontman talks about making their cinematic indie music and scoring award-winning movies ‘Little Miss Sunshine’ and ‘Paddington’…

John J Presley

Songs In The Key Of… Alternative Blues

December 4, 2018 in Features, Interviews, Music

Electric bluesman from Birmingham, John J Presley, shares a selection of alt-blues tracks and explains how they have influenced him…

RuthAnne

RuthAnne’s 10 tips on transitioning from songwriter to artist

November 23, 2018 in Features, Interviews, Tips & Techniques

This successful Irish songwriter is making her move for solo stardom. Here are her tips on how to change lane…

Shy Cookie

Songs In The Key Of… UK Garage

November 23, 2018 in Features, Interviews

DJ and producer Shy Cookie takes on a journey through a genre which dominated the charts of the late 90s…

Cass Lowe

Interview: Cass Lowe

November 21, 2018 in Features, Interviews

After working with everyone from Take That to Rudimental, the acclaimed songwriter-producer shares his insight into successful modern pop co-writing…