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Harris Paseltiner of Darlingside’s Songwriting Survival Kit

March 26, 2018 in Features, Gear, Interviews

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

The Clydes

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Broken Boy’ by The Clydes

January 9, 2018 in Music, News

Today’s exclusive track comes courtesy of a sublime, sibling led New Brunswick, NJ group whose roots are in classic alt-rock…

Know To Collapse 'Transport Paradise' album cover

‘Transport Paradise’ by Known To Collapse (Album)

January 24, 2017 in Music

Kevin Lehner’s band take the listener on a sonic journey as his new album of alt-rock weaves an experimental path…

Be Charlotte 'One Drop' cover

‘One Drop’ by Be Charlotte (Single)

January 10, 2017 in Music

This hotly tipped new Scottish trio display an eclectic mix of alternative and electronic influences on their superb new single…

Introducing… The New Tarot

June 17, 2016 in Features, Interviews

A six-piece outfit based in New York, led by two sisters, who blend alt-rock and poppier styles with consummate ease…

Interview: Barenaked Ladies

June 6, 2016 in Features, Interviews

With their new live album in stores now, we catch up with Ed Robertson of Canadian college rock veterans Barenaked…

Paul Smith of Maxïmo Park_in_the_Live_Music_Hall_Cologne

Maxïmo Park to play homecoming gig

April 13, 2016 in News

British alt-rock quintet have confirmed that they will play their biggest ever show this coming July at Newcastle’s Times Square…

Minor Victories

Indie supergroup Minor Victories announce debut album

February 24, 2016 in News

The band features members of Slowdive, Mogwai and Editors, who all work entirely remotely. Their album’s out on 3 June…

Daughter-Not To Disappear

‘Not To Disappear’ by Daughter (Album)

January 24, 2016 in Music

Indie-folk trio take a slightly different route from the fraught tones of their first album on their eagerly awaited return…

Marlowe Grey

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Midnight In Brooklyn’ EP by Marlowe Grey

December 7, 2015 in Music, News

This week’s Monday exclusive is the brand new EP from NYC five-piece Marlowe Grey, which will be out on Friday…


‘Woe’ by Ex Libras (EP)

November 5, 2015 in Music

Strap yourself in for a collection of soaring rock that’ll have post-rock kids cooing as much as their post-hardcore buddies…


EXCLUSIVE! ‘Alright’ by Lemmo

October 15, 2015 in Music, News

A rockier edge to this week’s Thursday exclusive, as Songwriting proudly debuts the new single from LA alt-rock trio Lemmo…


Unexpected Gengahr EP is released

September 28, 2015 in News

The London based alt-rock quartet Gengahr have surprised their fans by announcing the release of a new three track EP…

Chris Cornell Higher Truth

‘Higher Truth’ by Chris Cornell (Album)

September 19, 2015 in Music

One of the 90s’ most enduring songwriters and a true alt-rock legend, Chris Cornell releases his fifth studio solo album…

J&MC Sleeve

‘Live At Barrowlands’ by The Jesus & Mary Chain (Album)

July 31, 2015 in Music

To mark the 30th anniversary of ‘Psychocandy’, Jim and William Reid serve up this live version in deluxe boxset form…

Lights Out by Black Surf

‘Lights Out’ by Black Surf (Single)

June 25, 2015 in Music

On their brand new single ‘Lights Out’, indie-rock group Black Surf pay homage to one of grunge-pop’s most beloved songwriters…

Live review: Bearded Theory festival, Derbyshire (22-24 May ’15)

June 12, 2015 in Events, Features

Songwriting takes a trip to the Derbyshire countryside to enjoy a weekend of ‘heritage’ alt-rock and a lot more besides……

Gengahr A Dream Outside

A Dream Outside by Gengahr (Album)

June 3, 2015 in Music

On debut album ‘A Dream Outside’, London quartet Gengahr set themselves up to be alt-rock’s next darlings. Or do they?…

Maximo Park

Maxïmo Park announce anniversary tour

May 11, 2015 in News

Newcastle rock band Maxïmo Park have announced a tour marking the 10th anniversary of their debut album ‘A Certain Trigger’…

The Replacements

The Replacements debut new song

April 27, 2015 in News

The US legends have been performing a new song called ‘Whole Foods Blues’ and have hinted at a new album…

Pixies Doolittle

Doolittle 25 by Pixies (Album)

January 18, 2015 in Music

One of American alt-rock’s most classic albums gets the deluxe reissue treatment, a full quarter-century on from its original release…

Modest Mouse

Modest Mouse reveal album plans

December 15, 2014 in News

Fan page reveals details of the US indie faves’ new album ‘Stranger To Ourselves’ as a trailer single emerges online…