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… Tags: , , , , , , ,

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… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The Levellers' Mark Chadwick

Interview: The Levellers’ Mark Chadwick

May 7, 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… Tags: , , ,

Gretchen Peters Songwriting Survival Kit

Gretchen Peters’ Songwriting Survival Kit

May 3, 2018 in Features, Interviews

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

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… Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Nigel Clark

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

April 26, 2018 in Features, Interviews

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

Ginger

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

April 25, 2018 in Features, Interviews

BRITROCK WEEK: The band’s frontman Ginger explains how a soundcheck riff and a casual interview comment inspired their unpredictable single… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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… Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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… Tags: , , , , , , ,

Mark Oliver Everett

Interview: Mark Oliver Everett

April 2, 2018 in Interviews, Spring 2018

After making his own distinctive brand of music with Eels for over 20 years, E has come a long way… Tags: , ,

Interview: Ian Anderson

Interview: Ian Anderson

April 2, 2018 in Interviews, Spring 2018

On the 50th anniversary of Jethro Tull’s formation, the band’s pioneering, enigmatic, flute-toting frontman talks about their evolution and eclecticism… Tags: , , , , , ,

Interview: Jonathan Wilson

Interview: Jonathan Wilson

April 1, 2018 in Interviews, Spring 2018

Producer, musician extraordinaire and a songwriter with a genuine artistic vision, LA-based Jonathan Wilson really is one of a kind… Tags:

Interview: Calexico

Interview: Calexico

April 1, 2018 in Interviews, Spring 2018

After more than 20 years together, the musical relationship between Joey Burns and John Convertino continues to produce the goods… Tags: , , , ,

How I Wrote 'What A Beautiful Day' by The Levellers' Mark Chadwick

How I wrote ‘What A Beautiful Day’ by The Levellers

March 31, 2018 in Interviews, Spring 2018

The punk-folk-rock band’s lead singer, Mark Chadwick, tells us how the rousing, mid-90s anthem took just three minutes to write… Tags: , , ,

How I Wrote 'She's So Lovely' by Scouting For Girls' Roy Stride

How I wrote ‘She’s So Lovely’ by Scouting For Girls

March 31, 2018 in Interviews, Spring 2018

The pop rock band’s frontman, Roy Stride, explains how two years of tweaking went into creating their debut hit single… Tags: , , ,

Discover: Shoegaze

Discover: Shoegaze

March 30, 2018 in Interviews, Spring 2018

Music editor Damien Girling explores the scene, songwriters, albums and equipment that helped create the sound of late-80s indie rock… Tags: , ,