Songwriting Magazine Summer 2019

Songwriting Magazine Summer 2019 issue out now

August 12, 2019 in Features, News, Songwriting Magazine Summer 2019

Our new edition features Black Francis, Jamie Cullum, Gabriella Cilmi, Guy Chambers, Grant Nicholas, Jenna Andrews, Gretchen Peters and more…

How I wrote 'Girl From Mars' by Ash

How I wrote ‘Girl From Mars’ by Ash’s Tim Wheeler

July 31, 2019 in How I Wrote, Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Autumn 2016

The Northern Irish frontman recalls how a song he wrote as a 16-year-old schoolboy became the rock band’s breakthrough hit…

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Strawberry Moon’ by Lyons

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Strawberry Moon’ by Lyons

June 20, 2018 in Music

This week’s exclusive track is a spiky, post-punk inspired psych-rock number that’ll have you tapping your toes from the start…

Pixies 'Head Carrier' album cover

‘Head Carrier’ by Pixies (Album)

October 4, 2016 in Music

Album number six sees the legendary Boston alt-rock quartet in fine fettle and reminding fans of their enduring songwriting quality…


The Week In Review (5-11 Sep)

September 11, 2016 in News

We round-up the last week in music, including news you might’ve missed, our #SongOfTheDay playlist and Classic Of The Week…

Sofia Härdig

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Streets’ by Sofia Härdig

September 1, 2016 in Music, News

Our second exclusive of the week comes from a deliciously murky Scandinavian alternative songwriter, who’s been called Sweden’s best-kept secret…

Universal Thee 'All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace' album cover

‘All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace’ by Universal Thee (Album)

February 18, 2016 in Music

By embracing their influences, this Edinburgh band have delivered an assured, energetic and immediate second album of charged power pop…

Darkle by Taffy

Darkle by Taffy (EP)

May 21, 2015 in Music

Japanese band Taffy return with their EP ‘Darkle’ and show that mixing grunge and shoegaze is still a glorious idea…


Twisted Arrow by Arborist (Single)

April 23, 2015 in Music

Cut against a wintery backdrop, Arborist’s single arrives showcasing a mournful tone and featuring the backing vocals of Kim Deal…

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…


Introducing… Doe

July 7, 2014 in Features, Interviews

London based trio Doe take feminism, horror and beer as their motto and indie-rock’s early 90s heyday as their inspiration…

Pixies EP2

EP2 by Pixies (EP)

January 11, 2014 in Music

Those legendary zeitgeist-spawning inventors of the loud/soft dynamic, the Pixies, return with their second EP release in the past year…