Ethan Johns

Interview: Ethan Johns

March 5, 2019 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Winter 2018

Black Eyed Dog: The acclaimed producer shares priceless insights on “capturing human performances” and his own fluid approach to songwriting…

J R Harbidge

J R Harbidge’s songwriting tips

September 24, 2018 in Features, Interviews, Tips & Techniques

The rocker from the Black Country shares some techniques to help make your melodic ideas and song structures more palatable…

Instant Love

Interview: Instant Love

February 1, 2018 in Features, Interviews

Does changing the gender affect a song’s meaning? Instant Love, an ambitious and creative project, is doing just that The…

Lisa Redford at the AMA Stage

Special report: AmericanaFest UK

March 10, 2017 in Events

Lisa Redford reports on what else, apart from the UK Americana Awards, was going on at AmericanaFest UK this year…

Ryan Adams Rough Trade sign

Live review: Ryan Adams at Rough Trade East, London (26 Jan ’17)

February 19, 2017 in Events

The American songwriter rolls into town to play the old brewery in East London – our regular columnist Lisa Redford…

Lewis & Leigh

Interview: Lewis & Leigh

August 19, 2016 in Features, Interviews

With a debut album on the horizon, this songwriting duo have the world of Americana at their beautifully harmonious feet…

St Vincent

Line-up for Neil Young benefit shows revealed

September 15, 2015 in Events, News

St Vincent, Dixie Chicks and Ryan Adams are among those who’ll play the annual Bridge School Benefit Concert next month…

‘Imaginary Man’ by Rayland Baxter (Album)

August 14, 2015 in Music

Rayland Baxter has returned with ‘Imaginary Man’, an album of way-out Americana with a dreamlike quality befitting of its title…

Brian Dunne-Songs From The Hive

Songs From The Hive by Brian Dunne (Album)

February 26, 2015 in Music

‘Songs From The Hive’s’ catchy songwriting sees youthful New York songwriter Brian Dunne making a bid for the big league…

Gaston Light Wake Up And Fight

Wake Up And Fight by Gaston Light (Single)

February 17, 2015 in Music

‘Wake Up And Fight’ sees Gaston Light’s Jason Corcoran unwilling to let the simple matter of darkness keep him down…

'Medicine' by Drew Holcomb And The Neighbours cover

Medicine by Drew Holcomb And The Neighbors (Album)

February 2, 2015 in Music

Drew Holcomb And The Neighbors’ latest album has enough crossover appeal to delight fans of traditional Americana and country pop…

Vincent Colbert – Stranger In My House EP cover

Stranger In My House by Vincent Colbert (EP)

January 17, 2015 in Music

Songwriter Vincent Colbert has written a debut EP which perfectly captures the loneliness associated with moving somewhere new and unknown.…

Best of 2014

Best Of 2014

December 31, 2014 in Features

As the sun sets on another eventful year in music, we consider the songwriters, songs and moments that made 2014…

Too by Good Luck Mountain (Album)

December 11, 2014 in Music

‘Too’ is the second release by the indie-folk act Good Luck Mountain and it’s a record of delicacy and poise…


Songwriting Magazine – The reviews of issue #1 playlist

November 11, 2014 in Music

We’re back with Songwriting Magazine – The reviews of issue #1, a playlist celebrating the artists reviewed in our app…

The Whybirds

Interview: The Whybirds

November 26, 2013 in Features

A tale of four songwriters that became three, stuck together, and managed to create one of the year’s best albums…