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.

Bailey Bryan's Songwriting Survival Kit


Bailey Bryan’s Songwriting Survival Kit

The rising Nashville singer-songwriter reveals her must-have items which include an old classical guitar, some spicy snacks and hot drinks…

ATCE Winter 2018


The Album That Changed Everything (Winter 2018)

Some of our favourite past Songwriting interviewees reveal the seminal albums that have inspired them the most over the years…



Interview: Stats’ Ed Seed

Having made one of the albums of the year so far, the Stats frontman talks us through its unusual genesis…

Tal Wilkenfeld


Introducing… Tal Wilkenfeld

The go-to bass player for Prince, Mick Jagger and Jeff Beck is now going it alone as a solo artist…

Writing to a brief for film & television


Peter Raeburn on writing to a brief for film and television

We asked the award-winning composer and producer how he approaches creating music for the media, alongside writing songs for himself…

Surrealist Poetry book


Roddy Woomble of Idlewild’s Songwriting Survival Kit

The indie frontman takes us into his world of wine, libraries and Scottish isles; all in the name of songwriting…

Diary Of A Songwriter: Marsicans


Diary Of A Songwriter: Marsicans

Returning from tour gives this Leeds band a chance to get back to songwriting, fuelled by cheese and bean toasties…


Song Deconstructed: ‘Lonesome Rider’ by The Strange

The Croatian and American supergroup’s Dalibor Pavičić and Chris Eckman give us an access-all-areas tour of their latest cinematic track…

Mark Farris' writing tips


10 writing tips from Grammy Award winner Mike Farris

The Nashville rocker collected the Best Roots Gospel Album trophy in 2015. Here he reveals the secrets of his success…

Jesse Colin Young. Photo: Brent Cline


Interview: Jesse Colin Young

Emerging with his first new record in over a decade, the ex-Youngbloods frontman has rediscovered all of his songwriting magic…

How I wrote 'Perfect' by Mark Nevin


How I wrote ‘Perfect’ by Fairground Attraction’s Mark Nevin

The songwriter and guitarist behind the 80s pop-folk band’s chart-topping debut single tells the compelling tale of its imperfect inspiration…

Emily Breeze


Diary Of A Songwriter: Emily Breeze

With a single to launch and songs to write, it’s a very busy week for this Bristol-based gothic pop artist…

My Songwriting Hero, Marianne Faithfull


Rob Ellis: My Songwriting Hero, Marianne Faithfull

Having worked with her for well over a decade, the renowned producer is well-positioned to assess the iconic songstress’ talents…


Song Deconstructed: ‘Your Server Had A Bad Day’ by Haunted Continents

James A.M. Downes provides the inside scoop on a recent instalment of his single-a-month project, and it’s a cheeky one!…

David Gray's Songwriting Survival Kit


David Gray’s Songwriting Survival Kit

As he releases a new album, the esteemed British singer-songwriter explains why he relies on both low- and high-tech accessories…

Alphaville in 1984


How I wrote ‘Big In Japan’ by Alphaville

A synth-rock anthem inspired by Berlin’s heroin scene, we learn all about a classic 80s track with a surprising origin…

How I wrote 'At Seventeen' by Janis Ian


How I wrote ‘At Seventeen’ by Janis Ian

The American singer-songwriter recounts the inspiration and creation of her most widely recognised song, which she still sings at 67…

Gum Takes Tooth


Interview: Gum Takes Tooth

The masters of pyrotechnic electro noise break down their unique way of working and the benefits of being a duo…

How I wrote 'Are You Gonna Be My Girl'


How I wrote ‘Are You Gonna Be My Girl’ by Jet’s Nic Cester

The Australian singer-songwriter and frontman reveals how the single that launched the band’s stellar career was written on the toilet…



Five minutes with… Sonny

The rising pop artist from South Shields discusses his new single ‘Sweet Dreams’ and his forthcoming acoustic EP ‘Beech Road’…


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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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