Interviews


Songwriting interviews, inspirational stories, new artist showcases and more…

We talk to up-and-coming artists and big names alike to get the inside story on their songwriting techniques and on how they got to where they are today, while experienced hired songwriters share some of their ideas to help get your creative juices flowing.

Swing Out Sister

14/07/2018

How I wrote ‘Breakout’ by Swing Out Sister

Corinne Drewery and Andy Connell explain how the 1986 World Cup and a panic-inducing deadline inspired their sophisti-pop hit single…

Germein

10/07/2018

Songs In The Key Of… Adelaide

Australian sibling pop act Germein take a break from supporting Little Mix to share a playlist inspired by their home-city…

03/07/2018

The First Song

Hear how songwriters like Gene Simmons, Janis Ian, Adam Duritz, Loudon Wainwright III, Roger Cook and BC Jean got started…

Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes' Songwriting Survival Kit

22/06/2018

Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes’ Songwriting Survival Kit

The LA indie band’s frontman is a sucker for a good pen; find out what else he can’t do without…

Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes

30/05/2018

Interview: Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes

The lead singer of this acclaimed alt-country/Americana band from Melbourne, Australia, tells us about his inspiration and approach to songwriting…

Jan Kincaid. Pic: Nic-Stills

24/05/2018

How I wrote ‘Shelter’ by The Brand New Heavies’ Jan Kincaid

The former drummer and songwriter of the London-based acid jazz-funk group, talks about the making of his dramatic, groove-led single…

Josh T Pearson. Pic: Eliot Lee Hazel

16/05/2018

Interview: Josh T. Pearson

The release of his surprisingly straight new album gave us the opportunity to chat with this hero of alternative country…

Chas Hodges

10/05/2018

Interview: Chas Hodges

With a new Chas & Dave album out now, it’s time we caught up with one of the rockney gods…

Gretchen Peters Songwriting Survival Kit

03/05/2018

Gretchen Peters’ Songwriting Survival Kit

We find out the Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame inductee’s indispensable tools of her trade include coffee, naps and solitude…

The Levellers' Mark Chadwick

03/05/2018

Interview: The Levellers’ Mark Chadwick

Celebrating their 30th anniversary, the punk-folk-rock band’s frontman and songwriter talks about his mysterious craft, finding inspiration, and undercover police…

Reef

28/04/2018

How I wrote ‘Place Your Hands’ by Reef’s Gary Stringer

BRITROCK WEEK: The West Country rock band’s frontman tells us how their energetic, singalong single took shape and took off…

Nigel Clark

26/04/2018

How I wrote ‘Good Enough’ by Dodgy’s Nigel Clark

BRITROCK WEEK: The fun-loving indie trio’s lead singer and bassist recalls the Bob Marley-inspired conception of their biggest hit single…

Ginger

25/04/2018

How I wrote ‘I Wanna Go Where The People Go’ by The Wildhearts

BRITROCK WEEK: The band’s frontman Ginger explains how a soundcheck riff and a casual interview comment inspired their unpredictable single…

Terrorvision

24/04/2018

How I wrote ‘Perseverance’ by Terrorvision’s Tony Wright

BRITROCK WEEK: The Bradford band’s singer tells the story behind the writing of their riff-tastic ode to whales and dolphins…

Britrock Must Be Destroyed

23/04/2018

Britrock Must Be Destroyed

BRITROCK WEEK: Before their playful UK tour celebrating mid-90s British rock, we hear from Reef, The Wildhearts, Terrorvision and Dodgy…

Jenn Bostic - Revival

21/04/2018

Songs In The Key Of… Country Pop

Here we get Nashville-based singer-songwriter Jenn Bostic to pick out 10 tracks that perfectly straddle both pop and country music…

John Carter Cash by David McClister

12/04/2018

Interview: John Carter Cash

Johnny Cash’s son talks to us about bringing his legendary father’s unpublished words to life on a star-studded new album…

Ben Harper

09/04/2018

Interview: Ben Harper

The genre-blending, Grammy-winning musician and performer extols the benefits of songwriting, collaborating, skateboarding and channelling the frequencies of the universe…

The Magic Numbers' Romeo Stodart

04/04/2018

Interview: The Magic Numbers’ Romeo Stodart

As the English pop-rockers return with a new album, we chat to the band’s songwriter about life as an outsider…

Mark Oliver Everett

02/04/2018

Interview: Mark Oliver Everett

After making his own distinctive brand of music with Eels for over 20 years, E has come a long way…

 


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2 thoughts on “Interviews

  1. I would love an interview with you guys. Please look at my recent interviews. Thank you.

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