Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes' Songwriting Survival Kit

Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes’ Songwriting Survival Kit

June 22, 2018 in Features, Interviews

The LA indie band’s frontman is a sucker for a good pen; find out what else he can’t do without…

Bob Dylan

Appreciating the songs of… Bob Dylan

June 6, 2018 in Features

Passionate fan, James Sullivan considers the poetic lyricism and music by one of the most influential songwriters of all time…

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…

Jan Kincaid. Pic: Nic-Stills

How I wrote ‘Shelter’ by The Brand New Heavies’ Jan Kincaid

May 24, 2018 in Features, How I Wrote, Interviews

The former drummer and songwriter of the London-based acid jazz-funk group, talks about the making of his dramatic, groove-led single…

Josh T Pearson. Pic: Eliot Lee Hazel

Interview: Josh T. Pearson

May 16, 2018 in Features, Interviews

The release of his surprisingly straight new album gave us the opportunity to chat with this hero of alternative country…

Chas Hodges

Interview: Chas Hodges

May 10, 2018 in Features, Interviews

With a new Chas & Dave album out now, it’s time we caught up with one of the rockney gods…

Gretchen Peters Songwriting Survival Kit

Gretchen Peters’ Songwriting Survival Kit

May 3, 2018 in Features, Gear, Interviews

We find out the Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame inductee’s indispensable tools of her trade include coffee, naps and solitude…

The Levellers' Mark Chadwick

Interview: The Levellers’ Mark Chadwick

May 3, 2018 in Features, Interviews

Celebrating their 30th anniversary, the punk-folk-rock band’s frontman and songwriter talks about his mysterious craft, finding inspiration, and undercover police…

Songs In The Key Of Britrock

Songs In The Key Of… Britrock

April 29, 2018 in Features

BRITROCK WEEK: We pick 17 songs that represent the eccentricity, ferocity and glory of British rock in the mid-to-late 90s…

Reef

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

April 28, 2018 in Features, How I Wrote, Interviews

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

Nigel Clark

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

April 26, 2018 in Features, How I Wrote, 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, How I Wrote, 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, How I Wrote, 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…

Jenn Bostic - Revival

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…

John Carter Cash by David McClister

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, How I Wrote, Interviews

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