Introducing… St Paul & The Broken Bones

August 14, 2014 in Features, Interviews

This rock ’n’ soul seven-piece from Alabama are about to tour the UK… catching them in action is highly recommended!…

Juliana – ReverbNation

ReverbNation contest winner #11: Juliana

August 6, 2014 in Features, Interviews

Songwriting and ReverbNation proudly present the eleventh winner of our ongoing regular competition for songwriters – Nashville-inspired pop from Juliana…

Roger McGuinn

Interview: Roger McGuinn (part one)

July 28, 2014 in Features, Interviews

The legendary guitarist-songwriter discusses his new album, his days in The Byrds and why he prefers writing with a partner…

Eg White

How I wrote Will Young’s ‘Leave Right Now’ by Eg White

July 25, 2014 in Features, Interviews

Will Young’s No 1 single may have saved his career, but could just as easily been Gareth Gates’ Christmas song…

David Gray

Interview: David Gray

July 17, 2014 in Features, Interviews

The White Ladder man explains his new approach to songwriting, taking inspiration from poetry, boredom and a child’s toy harp…

Tony Hatch

A Life In Song: Tony Hatch

July 16, 2014 in Features, Interviews

How the prolific songwriter-producer helped define 60s pop music with Petula Clark and The Searchers… and wrote the Neighbours theme…

Rich Hall

Interview: Rich Hall

July 9, 2014 in Features, Interviews

With his latest album in stores now, songwriter, comedian and author Rich Hall shares some thoughts on his comedic songwriting…

Doe

Introducing… Doe

July 7, 2014 in Features, Interviews

London based trio Doe take feminism, horror and beer as their motto and indie-rock’s early 90s heyday as their inspiration…

Interview: Dan Wilson

July 3, 2014 in Features, Interviews

Semisonic’s frontman and go-to A-list collaborator for Taylor Swift, Adele, Birdy and more re-ignites his career as a solo singer-songwriter…

Eg White

Sodajerker presents… Eg White

June 23, 2014 in Features, Interviews

The podcasting-songwriting duo speak with the “quintessential professional songwriter” whose list of collaborators include Adele, Tom Odell, Kylie and Duffy…

Frettie carousel

Profile: Frettie.com

June 21, 2014 in Features, Interviews, Tips & Techniques

Want feedback on your work from fellow songwriters, without getting abuse from trolls? This new online community is for you!…

Saint Etienne

Interview: Saint Etienne

June 14, 2014 in Features, Interviews

With a new photo-journal of their career having just gone on sale, Songwriting catches up with indie-dance legends Saint Etienne…

EKSA Songwriting Camp

A trip to EKSA Songwriting Camp

June 12, 2014 in Features, Interviews, Tips & Techniques

Aaron Slater recently attended Eliot Kennedy’s Songwriting Camp at Sheffield’s Steelworks Studios. What did he learn from the award-winning songwriter?…

Horse Party

Introducing… Horse Party

June 11, 2014 in Features, Interviews

A Bury-forged trio peddling blues-y, grungey alt-rock, with a back story that bears a similarity to certain college rock greats…

PF Sloan

Interview: PF Sloan

June 10, 2014 in Features, Interviews

He’s a musical legend who’s survived the best and the worst of times – and he’s playing Glasto this month…

Nabiha

Interview: Nabiha

June 3, 2014 in Features, Interviews

A Danish pop star who’s bringing her North African-infused dance and R&B across the world, to a country near you!…

Lisa Redford: The great duets

June 3, 2014 in Features, Interviews, Tips & Techniques

As our regular columnist works on a duet of her own, she looks at some great collaborations of the past…

Dan Amor

Interview: Dan Amor

May 26, 2014 in Features, Interviews

As his fourth album hits download stores, we meet a singer-songwriter from Gwynedd who writes in both English and Welsh…

Wild Smiles

Introducing… Wild Smiles

May 21, 2014 in Features, Interviews

Winchester’s Wild Smiles are purveyors of the sort of noise-pop that’s bound to leave a wide grin on your face…

Interview: Dean Friedman

May 5, 2014 in Features, Interviews

The US songwriter of 1977 Top 20 hit ‘Ariel’ explains his idiosyncratic approach and his upcoming songwriting course in France…

Sodajerker presents… Difford & Tilbrook

April 28, 2014 in Features, Interviews

Who have Sodajerker been talking to this month? Only one of the greatest British songwriting teams in history, that’s all……

A beginner’s guide to… music publishing

April 25, 2014 in Features, Interviews, Tips & Techniques

For the serious songwriter, getting a publishing deal is crucial. We asked an industry insider to explain how it works……