Features

Interview: Rozi Plain

‘I'm feeling inspired to make “savoury” music at the moment’: singer, songwriter and DIY noisemaker Rozi Plain lets us in on her plans for 2017...

Interview: Beans on Toast

Eight albums in and the prolific protest, satire and social commentary of singer songwriter Beans on Toast shows no sign of slowing - we meet an artist intent on putting a ‘spanner in the works’…

Interview: Bruising

Emotional feedback-riddled upheaval is at the core of Bruising, a Leeds-based outfit whose music harks back to a more innocent time - skewer yourselves on their sweetly hefty pop hooks in our new interview...

Interview: The Moonlandingz

The Moonlandingz were once a fictional outfit but are now making music in the real world. Featuring members of the Fat White Family and the ERC, they claim to have made the first great LP of 2017…

Divine Madness

We get gregarious Madness frontman Suggs on the blower to learn how, after almost 40 years in the game, the band are still residents in the house of fun…

Guy Fletcher: Man of Music

Songwriter and music industry leader Guy Fletcher OBE is hanging up his hat as PRS Chairman after six successful years in the role. Jim Ottewill meets the copyright evangelist to learn of his past, present, and look to the future…

Interview: Vince Clarke

Vince Clarke – one of British synth-pop’s founding fathers – on circuit boards, collaborations and his rigorous creativity...

Songwriting legacies: gone but not forgotten

2016 will be marked by the sad passing of songwriting icons David Bowie and Prince, among others. Eamonn Forde asks the publishers tasked with looking after such seminal catalogues, what happens next?