Scouting For Girls in Songwriting Magazine

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

August 27, 2019 in How I Wrote, Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Spring 2018

The pop-rock band’s frontman explains how their debut hit took two years of tweaking and “dicking around on the piano”…

Shoegaze

Songs In The Key Of… Shoegaze

April 11, 2018 in Features, Songwriting Magazine Spring 2018

We’re delighted to bring you a collection of songs from one of the most influential genres in guitar-pop’s alternative canon…

Mark Oliver Everett

Interview: Mark Oliver Everett

April 2, 2018 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Spring 2018

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

Interview: Ian Anderson

Interview: Ian Anderson

April 2, 2018 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine 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…

Interview: Jonathan Wilson

Interview: Jonathan Wilson

April 1, 2018 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Spring 2018

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

Interview: Calexico

Interview: Calexico

April 1, 2018 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Spring 2018

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

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 How I Wrote, Interviews, Songwriting Magazine 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…

Discover: Shoegaze

Discover: Shoegaze

March 30, 2018 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Spring 2018

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

The Album That Changed Everything

The Album That Changed Everything (Spring 2018)

March 30, 2018 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Spring 2018

Some of our past interviewees reveal the iconic albums that have inspired and influenced them the most over the years…

Frankie Cosmos' (Greta Kline) #SongwritingSurvivalKit

Frankie Cosmos’ Songwriting Survival Kit

March 30, 2018 in Gear, Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Spring 2018

New York indie-pop singer-songwriter, Greta Kline – aka Frankie Cosmos – talks through the items that she can’t do without…

Diary Of A Songwriter: George Montague

Diary Of A Songwriter: George Montague

March 30, 2018 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Spring 2018

A budding local musician tells us how he challenged himself to write 10 completely new songs in just 10 days…

Principles Of Modern Songwriting

Principles Of Modern Songwriting

March 29, 2018 in Songwriting Magazine Spring 2018, Tips & Techniques

Experienced session guitarist Jake Gakovik takes us through the basic elements of song craft: form, lyrics, melody, harmony and rhythm…

Find Your Truth In Other People's Songs

Find Your Truth In Other People’s Songs

March 29, 2018 in Songwriting Magazine Spring 2018, Tips & Techniques

Welsh singer-songwriter Judith Owen explains how learning to perform cover versions can help you discover what really matters to you…

How To Come Up With 100 New Song Ideas

How To Come Up With 100 New Song Ideas

March 29, 2018 in Songwriting Magazine Spring 2018, Tips & Techniques

Author of ‘The Art Of Songwriting’ Ed Bell suggests how to decide what to write about and become more prolific…