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……

Cameron Hill – ReverbNation

ReverbNation contest winner #10: Cameron Hill

April 20, 2014 in Features, Interviews

Presenting the 10th winner of our songwriting competition in association with musicians network ReverbNation – a pop-R&B songstress from Trinidad…

Ben Watt

Interview: Ben Watt

April 14, 2014 in Features, Interviews

The former Everything But The Girl man and sometime house producer on why he’s going back to his acoustic roots…

Lisa Redford: Writing to a brief

April 8, 2014 in Features, Interviews, Tips & Techniques

This month, our regular columnist Lisa looks at the different challenges that are involved in writing songs to a commission…

The Wytches

Interview: The Wytches

April 4, 2014 in Features, Interviews

The Wytches have applied their musical alchemy to crafting songs that are doomy, dangerous and more than a little infectious…

Cast

Interview: Cast’s John Power

March 30, 2014 in Features, Interviews

The Scouse singer-songwriter talks about playing in The La’s, the tale of Britpop heroes Cast, and “writing that eternal song”…

Carrie Tree

Interview: Carrie Tree

March 27, 2014 in Features, Interviews

We catch up with Brighton folk singer-songwriter Carrie Tree and find out just why her second album took so long…

Rufus Wainwright

Sodajerker presents… Rufus Wainwright

March 24, 2014 in Features, Interviews

The excellent Sodajerker team strike gold once again, with an interview with the ineffable baroque pop songwriting megastar Rufus Wainwright…

Sophie Madeleine

Interview: Sophie Madeleine

March 22, 2014 in Features, Interviews

We meet a rising singer-songwriter and ukelele player from Brighton and discover that she really is a ‘Silent Cynic’ underneath…

Liz Green

Interview: Liz Green

March 18, 2014 in Features, Interviews

We catch up with Songwriting’s first ever interviewee as her second album of jazz-, blues- and folk-influenced balladry hits stores…

Tyrannosaurus Dead

Introducing…Tyrannosaurus Dead

March 12, 2014 in Features, Interviews

A five piece act with a gift for anthemic indie-rock, that draws from the canons of both C86 and grunge…

BLACKUR0

ReverbNation contest winner #9: BLACKUR0

March 6, 2014 in Features, Interviews

Our latest songwriting competition winner is an eclectic singer-songwriter from Japan, mixing rock with elements of R&B, hip-hop and electro…

Trevor Horn

Interview: Trevor Horn

February 24, 2014 in Features, Interviews

The legendary producer who reputedly ‘invented the Eighties’ reveals he’s an “awful engineer” and often didn’t take any songwriting credits…

Paddy McAloon

Sodajerker presents… Paddy McAloon

February 23, 2014 in Features, Interviews

Another coup for our friends at Sodajerker this month as they chat to reclusive Prefab Sprout main man Paddy McAloon…

Interview: The Bluetones’ Mark Morriss

February 20, 2014 in Features, Interviews

The Britpop band frontman turned solo singer-songwriter reveals a penchant for cryptic crosswords and an unremitting struggle with song titles…

Billy Bragg

Sodajerker presents… Billy Bragg

February 10, 2014 in Features, Interviews

Our friends at Sodajerker catch up with the Bard of Barking to discuss killer first lines and songs about icebergs…

Dancing Years

Introducing… Dancing Years

February 4, 2014 in Features, Interviews

Five school friends who create emotive, cinematic music that pulls at the heart-strings and has already graced a BAFTA-nominated soundtrack…

Jordan Eastman

ReverbNation contest winner #8: Jordan Eastman

January 27, 2014 in Features, Interviews

Winner of December’s songwriting competition is an indie-folk multi-instrumentalist whose home is Florida, Tennessee and 46 other states of America…