Howard Jones

Interview: Howard Jones

October 10, 2019 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Spring 2019

A defining figure of mid-80s synth-pop, Howard Jones reflects on his venerable career 35 years after his sudden transatlantic success…

"It's cold outside and the paint's peeling off of my walls"

Classic Of The Week: Tubeway Army

November 12, 2017 in News

Our sublime autumn cover star, Gary Numan, provides a blinding slice of new wave synth-pop for this week’s frosty classic…

EMiliE 'Eyes For You' single cover

‘Eyes For You’ by EMILIE (Single)

August 30, 2016 in Music

With her latest release, EMILIE demonstrates her skill for creating darkly seductive synth-pop that’ll have Princess Chelsea fans positively purring…


EXCLUSIVE! ‘Gone Away’ by RYNO

July 25, 2016 in Music, News

Our first exclusive of the week is a slick blast of indie laced synth-pop from the skilled US songwriter RYNO…

Reckless by Lowla

‘Reckless’ by Lowla (Single)

March 2, 2016 in Music

Caught in post-breakup claustrophobia? This synth-pop number will give you the strength to show your former lover two fingers Synth-pop…


‘Give You Up’ by Marie Munroe (Single)

January 25, 2016 in Music

Marie Munroe shows us just why she’s a multi-Grammy Award nominee, with the synth-drenched tones of her brand new single…

Skylines by Living Dead Girl

‘Skylines’ by Living Dead Girl (Single)

October 26, 2015 in Music

Moody duo Living Dead Girl show that trip-hop is alive and kicking, at least when given an injection of synth-pop…

‘Slowness’ by Outfit (Album)

August 1, 2015 in Music

Dwelling on themes of distance and separation, the second album from this Liverpudlian synth-pop five-piece is ethereal, sophisticated and compelling…

Introducing… This Human Condition

June 9, 2015 in Features, Interviews

With their debut full-length coming soon, Songwriting meets a UK synthpop duo whose lyrics go a little deeper than most…


Chvrches finish recording their second album

June 7, 2015 in News

The noted Scottish synth-pop group Chvrches have announced that they have now completed the recording of their long-awaited second album…

Too Many People by Princess Chelsea

Too Many People by Princess Chelsea (Single)

June 3, 2015 in Music

Auckland’s synth-addled, indie-pop songwriter Princess Chelsea shows on ‘Too Many People’ that there’s more to her genre than just melody…


Heliotrope by Netsuke (Single)

April 15, 2015 in Music

London trio Netsuke announce themselves as the latest act to try the synth-addled pop approach to songwriting, leaving you giddy…


Magic by Paperwhite (EP)

November 26, 2014 in Music

Sibling synth tyros Paperwhite display the skill to position themselves astride critical acclaim and mainstream success on debut EP ‘Magic’…

Bat And Ball

Lizard Cuts by Bat And Ball (Single)

September 18, 2014 in Music

New single ‘Lizard Cuts’ is a well-arranged slow-burner that shows that Bat And Ball can sound huge – and truly…

Capsules Long Goodbye sleeve

The Long Goodbye by The Capsules (Album)

May 29, 2014 in Music

Electropop act The Capsules take just 11 months to return with an album that’s even better than their last one…

Feather & Dust by Beverly Girl (Album)

May 20, 2014 in Music

Beverly Girl’s debut, ‘Feather & Dust’, sees the Finnish four-piece traipsing into a musical space that was previously left unoccupied…


Stillness And Panic by Hanne Kolstø (Album)

April 20, 2014 in Music

Solo album number three sees Norwegian songwriter Hanne Kolstø trading in darkly infectious atmospherics that are befitting of her homeland…

Interview: Josef Salvat

June 2, 2013 in Features, Interviews

We meet a young Australian songwriter who’s out to show that great pop and intelligent lyrics needn’t be mutually exclusive…

Interview: Plastique

December 27, 2012 in Features, Interviews

This electro-rock trio may look like they’re all about style, but there’s plenty of substance to their songwriting as well…