Songwriting interviews, inspirational stories, new artist showcases and more…

We talk to up-and-coming artists and big names alike to get the inside story on their songwriting techniques and on how they got to where they are today, while experienced hired songwriters share some of their ideas to help get your creative juices flowing.



How I wrote ‘I Wanna Go Where The People Go’ by The Wildhearts

BRITROCK WEEK: The band’s frontman Ginger explains how a soundcheck riff and a casual interview comment inspired their unpredictable single…



How I wrote ‘Perseverance’ by Terrorvision’s Tony Wright

BRITROCK WEEK: The Bradford band’s singer tells the story behind the writing of their riff-tastic ode to whales and dolphins…

Britrock Must Be Destroyed


Britrock Must Be Destroyed

BRITROCK WEEK: Before their playful UK tour celebrating mid-90s British rock, we hear from Reef, The Wildhearts, Terrorvision and Dodgy…

Jenn Bostic - Revival


Songs In The Key Of… Country Pop

Here we get Nashville-based singer-songwriter Jenn Bostic to pick out 10 tracks that perfectly straddle both pop and country music…

John Carter Cash by David McClister


Interview: John Carter Cash

Johnny Cash’s son talks to us about bringing his legendary father’s unpublished words to life on a star-studded new album…

Ben Harper


Interview: Ben Harper

The genre-blending, Grammy-winning musician and performer extols the benefits of songwriting, collaborating, skateboarding and channelling the frequencies of the universe…

The Magic Numbers' Romeo Stodart


Interview: The Magic Numbers’ Romeo Stodart

As the English pop-rockers return with a new album, we chat to the band’s songwriter about life as an outsider…

Mark Oliver Everett


Interview: Mark Oliver Everett

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

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

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

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

The punk-folk-rock band’s lead singer, Mark Chadwick, tells us how the rousing, mid-90s anthem took just three minutes to write…

How I Wrote 'She's So Lovely' by Scouting For Girls' Roy Stride


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

The pop rock band’s frontman, Roy Stride, explains how two years of tweaking went into creating their debut hit single…

Discover: Shoegaze


Discover: Shoegaze

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)

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

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

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

Ian Anderson. Pic: Travis Latam


How I wrote ‘Living In The Past’ by Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson

On the 50th anniversary of the band’s formation, the enigmatic, flute-toting frontman talks about writing one of their best-known songs…

Darlingside #SongwritingSurvivalKit


Harris Paseltiner of Darlingside’s Songwriting Survival Kit

Want to know what the Boston alt-rocker couldn’t write without, then look no further as he reveals their 10 essentials…

Richard Youngs


Interview: Richard Youngs

The release of his latest album gives us a chance to learn about the creative process of this post-punk master…


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2 thoughts on “Interviews

  1. I would love an interview with you guys. Please look at my recent interviews. Thank you.

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