Reef

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

April 28, 2018 in Features, Interviews

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

Nigel Clark

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

April 26, 2018 in Features, Interviews

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

Ginger

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

April 25, 2018 in Features, Interviews

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

Terrorvision

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

April 24, 2018 in Features, Interviews

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

Britrock Must Be Destroyed

April 23, 2018 in Events, Features, Interviews

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

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Songs In The Key Of… Country Pop

April 21, 2018 in Features, Interviews

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

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Interview: John Carter Cash

April 12, 2018 in Features, Interviews

Johnny Cash’s son talks to us about bringing his legendary father’s unpublished words to life on a star-studded new album…

Shoegaze

Songs In The Key Of… Shoegaze

April 11, 2018 in Features, Songwriting Magazine Spring 2018

We’re delighted to bring you a collection of songs from one of the most influential genres in guitar-pop’s alternative canon…

Ben Harper

Interview: Ben Harper

April 9, 2018 in Features, Interviews

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

27 Gone Too Soon

The legend of the 27 Club

April 8, 2018 in Features

In reviewing a recent documentary film about the famous musicians who died aged 27, Fern Dunn explores the tragic phenomenon…

The Magic Numbers' Romeo Stodart

Interview: The Magic Numbers’ Romeo Stodart

April 4, 2018 in Features, Interviews

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

Songwriting Spring 2018

Songwriting Magazine Spring 2018 out now

March 28, 2018 in Features, News

Latest issue features Eels’ Mark Oliver Everett, Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson, Calexico, Jonathan Wilson, Levellers, Scouting For Girls and more…

Ian Anderson. Pic: Travis Latam

How I wrote ‘Living In The Past’ by Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson

March 28, 2018 in Features, Interviews

On the 50th anniversary of the band’s formation, the enigmatic, flute-toting frontman talks about writing one of their best-known songs…

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Harris Paseltiner of Darlingside’s Songwriting Survival Kit

March 26, 2018 in Features, Gear, Interviews

Want to know what the Boston alt-rocker couldn’t write without, then look no further as he reveals their 10 essentials…

Christina Martin

Christina Martin’s 10 tips on songwriting, music and life!

March 22, 2018 in Features, Tips & Techniques

The Canadian singer-songwriter extols the virtues of daily routine, following your heart, journaling, wearing blinders, hiring musicians and saying ‘no’…

Richard Youngs

Interview: Richard Youngs

March 14, 2018 in Features, Interviews

The release of his latest album gives us a chance to learn about the creative process of this post-punk master…

Seun Kuti

Songs In The Key Of… Nigeria

March 9, 2018 in Features, Interviews

Seun Kuti, the youngest son of Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti, introduces us to 10 songs that represent his home country…

10 tips for good songwriting mental health

March 5, 2018 in Features, Tips & Techniques

The author of the book ‘Staying Sane In The Music Game’, Brett Leboff, shares some tactics for controlling your head…

songwriting books

Shelf help: 10 of the best books for songwriters

March 1, 2018 in Features, Gear

In celebration of World Book Day, we share our favourite songwriting reads and also include several titles that you’ve suggested…

Bill Nelson

Interview: Bill Nelson

February 20, 2018 in Features, Interviews

Including his work in Be-Bop Deluxe, this uncompromising English songwriter has remained true to his vision throughout his long career…

Santo Domingo

Songs In The Key Of… Dominican Republic

February 11, 2018 in Features, Interviews

Santo Domingo-born singer-songwriter, formerly of super-group Gonzalez, Diego Mena takes us through a playlist of his country’s finest alt-rock artists…

Emeli Sandé

Sodajerker presents… Emeli Sandé

February 7, 2018 in Features, Interviews

The perennial podcasters sat down with the Scottish singer-songwriter in her London studio to talk about her career in music…