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…

The Korgis

Interview: Andy Davis & James Warren

January 21, 2014 in Features, Interviews

The enduring members of prog-folk band Stackridge, and commercially successful partnership as The Korgis, talk about their eccentric songwriting approach…

Van Dyke Parks

Sodajerker presents… Van Dyke Parks

January 20, 2014 in Features, Interviews

The Sodajerker team catch up with a truly unique songwriter who’s worked with everyone from the Beach Boys to Skrillex…

John Waite

How I wrote ‘Missing You’ by John Waite

January 5, 2014 in Features, How I Wrote, Interviews

The 80s smash that hit No 1 on the Billboard chart almost wasn’t recorded and was the songwriter’s bittersweet tale…

Introducing… Velvet Morning

January 4, 2014 in Features, Interviews

Southend has spawned a psychedelic monster, in the form of a young four-piece formerly known as The Banana Club Sandwiches…

Nick Lowe

Sodajerker presents… Nick Lowe

January 2, 2014 in Features, Interviews

Our friends at Sodajerker meet a songwriter who’s been a stalwart of the UK music scene since the early 70s…

Introducing… Miri

December 23, 2013 in Features, Interviews

A soulful indie-pop songwriter inspired by soul and Motown, for whom the most important thing in her music is connection…

Paul Carrack

Interview: Paul Carrack

December 18, 2013 in Features, Interviews

The Ace, Squeeze, Mike And The Mechanics, and solo, singer-songwriter with the ‘golden voice’ demystifies his approach to writing songs…

Suzanne Vega

Sodajerker presents… Suzanne Vega

December 10, 2013 in Features, Interviews

Our friends at Sodajerker recently hooked up with one of the greatest American songwriters of modern times – here’s what…

Helene Greenwood

Introducing… Helene Greenwood

December 6, 2013 in Features, Interviews

An eccentric English singer-songwriter who successfully channels Thom Yorke and Kate Bush with a unique brand of quirky cinematic folk…

Julian Emery

Interview: Julian Emery

December 5, 2013 in Features, Interviews

This behind the scenes songwriter helped launch Matt Willis from Busted’s solo career, co-wrote McFly’s hits and contributed to Gabrielle…

ReverbNation contest winner #7: Dani Elliott

December 2, 2013 in Features, Interviews

The winner of November’s ReverbNation songwriting contest is a  jazz-trained singer-songwriter from Connecticut who’s worked with some big names already…

How I wrote ‘All Right Now’ by Free’s Andy Fraser

December 2, 2013 in Features, How I Wrote, Interviews

Free’s bassist and songwriter recalls how the band’s biggest hit had its genesis in a less than successful live gig…

WME

Introducing… WME (We Make Everything)

November 27, 2013 in Features, Interviews

We meet Guy Furious, one-third of hotly tipped songwriting and production team WME who’ve signed a publishing deal with BMG…

Introducing… Anna Murphy

November 23, 2013 in Features, Interviews

We meet a singer-songwriter who’s going it alone after making her mark playing hurdy-gurdy in Switzerland’s leading folk-metal band, Eluveitie…

Introducing... Matthew Mole

Introducing… Matthew Mole

November 18, 2013 in Features, Interviews

A South African multi-instrumentalist blending Mumford-honouring nu-folk and layered production, who’s gone from winning songwriting contests to making chart history…

Emma Stevens

Interview: Emma Stevens

November 17, 2013 in Features, Interviews

We meet the “surf chick” songwriter who’s taken centre-stage as a solo artist, and entertained 40,000 people at Hyde Park…