My Songwriting Hero, Marianne Faithfull

Rob Ellis: My Songwriting Hero, Marianne Faithfull

March 25, 2019 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Winter 2018

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

Discover: Britpop

Discover: Britpop

March 7, 2019 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Winter 2018

We choose to revel in the big-chorused glory of mid-90s British pop music, with some of the era’s defining players…

SK Shlomo

SK Shlomo’s 10 lessons learnt from a decade of collaboration

February 8, 2019 in Features, Interviews, Tips & Techniques

The world-record-breaking beatboxer shares advice on creativity and mental health from Björk, Damon Albarn, Ed Sheeran, Jason Mraz and more…

Michael Kiwanuka. Pic: Phil Sharp

Ivor Novello Awards 2017 winners revealed

May 19, 2017 in Events, News

This year’s Ivors were awarded last night in London, honouring the very best of the UK’s songwriting and composing community…

M Craft

Interview: Martin Craft

July 1, 2016 in Features, Interviews

We speak to the artist known as M. Craft about how life in the Mojave Desert inspired his latest record…

The War On Drugs

The War On Drugs top BBC 6 Music albums of the year list

December 20, 2014 in News

Philadelphia indie-rockers take the No 1 slot on a list of 2014 albums selected by BBC digital radio station presenters…

EKSA Songwriting Camp

A trip to EKSA Songwriting Camp

June 12, 2014 in Features, Interviews, Tips & Techniques

Aaron Slater recently attended Eliot Kennedy’s Songwriting Camp at Sheffield’s Steelworks Studios. What did he learn from the award-winning songwriter?…

High Hazels

Introducing… High Hazels

November 10, 2013 in Features, Interviews

A brand new four-piece guitar band from Sheffield. Influenced by local heroes Hawley and Cocker, and far-from-local Simon and Garfunkel…

Isle Of Noises

Book review: ‘Isle Of Noises’ by Daniel Rachel

October 7, 2013 in Gear

This book sets out to do for British artists what ‘Songwriters On Songwriting’ did for their US counterparts – and…