Iain Archer

Interview: Iain Archer

January 15, 2018 in Features, Interviews

Meet the Northern Irish songwriter-producer, Snow Patrol guitarist and award-winning collaborator with the likes of James Bay and Jake Bugg…

Oscar Dowling 'Free And Easy' album cover

‘Free And Easy’ by Oscar Dowling (Album)

June 23, 2017 in Music

Auckland-based Oscar Dowling, formerly of the noted indie-pop group New Gum Sarn, bares all on his melancholic debut solo album…

River Matthews

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Feels Like Morning’ by River Matthews

June 20, 2017 in Music, News

Today’s exclusive song comes courtesy of a Surrey-born songwriter who’s already making a real name for himself in the industry…

Leonard Cohen

RIP Leonard Cohen

November 11, 2016 in News

Music world is in mourning after one of the greatest songwriters of his generation dies at the age of 82…

Jeff Buckley

Browse Jeff Buckley’s record collection

July 18, 2016 in News

New website, built with permission from the late singer-songwriter’s family, lets you peruse his vinyl collection – and play the…


Punks lack empathy – Queen fans have loads

July 27, 2015 in News

Fans of punk have been found to be less empathetic than those who enjoy Queen in a Cambridge University study…

Lisa Redford

Lisa Redford: Cover versions

November 19, 2014 in Features, Interviews, Tips & Techniques

Need a break from writing? Our regular columnist looks at the fine art of making a familiar song your own……

Rhodes 'Home' EP cover

Home by Rhodes (EP)

October 7, 2014 in Music

‘Home’ sees the heartfelt young songwriter Rhodes continue to prime himself for adoration, with another record of darkly beatific indie…