Satellite Stories

Songs In The Key Of… Finland

September 6, 2018 in Features, Interviews

Who better than Finland’s most-successful indie band Satellite Stories to introduce some of the musical highlights of their Nordic homeland…

Janis Ian

Interview: Janis Ian

September 3, 2018 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Summer 2018

Between the songs: the iconic NYC-born songwriter reflects on a five-album run which is up there with the very best…

Jilted John

How I wrote ‘Jilted John’ by Graham Fellows

August 31, 2018 in Features, Interviews

We hear about a punk song whose protagonist was so heartbroken he cried all the way to the chip shop…

Chvrches in Songwriting Magazine Summer 2018

Interview: Chvrches

August 29, 2018 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Summer 2018

Scotland’s synth-pop gods, Lauren Mayberry, Martin Doherty and Iain Cook, are on the cusp of becoming the UK’s biggest band…

Clare Bowen

Interview: Clare Bowen

August 27, 2018 in Features, Interviews

Having conquered ‘Nashville’, this Australian artist is stepping out from behind her onscreen character and releasing an eponymous debut album…

Nic Cester

Interview: Jet’s Nic Cester

August 20, 2018 in Features, Interviews

The Australian singer-songwriter and frontman talks about the rock band’s rise, fall and rebirth in 15 years since ‘Get Born’…

Charlie Worsham Songwriting Survival Kit

Charlie Worsham’s Songwriting Survival Kit

August 13, 2018 in Features, Interviews

One of the most gifted musicians in Nashville shares with us the essential elements needed when it comes to songwriting…

Graham Nash

How I wrote ‘Marrakesh Express’ by Crosby, Stills & Nash

August 4, 2018 in Features, Interviews

Graham Nash takes us on a journey to Morocco in order to explain the origins of a classic. All aboard!…

Maven Grace

Songs In The Key Of… Beijing

July 24, 2018 in Features, Interviews

Chinese-born Jason Magnus and his band Maven Grace take us through a playlist of Beijing’s most exciting and original artists…

Dave Rotheray

David Rotheray’s 10 tips for songwriting after an extended break

July 19, 2018 in Features, Interviews, Tips & Techniques

The former Beautiful South guitarist offers some advice for any songwriters hoping to return to the craft after a break…

Ruen Brothers

Interview: Ruen Brothers

July 17, 2018 in Features, Interviews

Henry: “Anything that excites us or makes us feel something out of the ordinary usually leads to us getting the…

Swing Out Sister

How I wrote ‘Breakout’ by Swing Out Sister

July 14, 2018 in Features, Interviews

Corinne Drewery and Andy Connell explain how the 1986 World Cup and a panic-inducing deadline inspired their sophisti-pop hit single…

Germein

Songs In The Key Of… Adelaide

July 10, 2018 in Features, Interviews, Music

Australian sibling pop act Germein take a break from supporting Little Mix to share a playlist inspired by their home-city…

The First Song

July 3, 2018 in Features, Interviews

Hear how songwriters like Gene Simmons, Janis Ian, Adam Duritz, Loudon Wainwright III, Roger Cook and BC Jean got started…

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…

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, 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…

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…