Interviews

M speaks to Tony Britten

Composer Tony Britten is best known for writing the UEFA Champion’s League anthem, but he has worked across a variety of genres, creating music for film, TV, commercials and opera.

Popping Out! M talks to Ross Godfrey

Ross Godfrey formed the pop band Morcheeba with his brother Paul in the early 90s, embarking on a trajectory that is still yielding critically-acclaimed albums and sell-out world tours nearly 20 years later.

Walking On Sunshine

Katrina and the Waves’ best known hit Walking on Sunshine is still going strong 25 years after it was first released. The band’s songwriter Kimberley Rew describes the 1980s music scene that formed a backdrop to the song.

60 seconds with Pam Sheyne

Pam Sheyne is one of the songwriters behind Christina Aguilera’s global smash Genie in a Bottle. She has also written big hits for Dream and Jessica Simpson, and worked on the Pokemon: the Movie soundtrack and several Disney productions. In 2000, Pam won an Ivor Novello Award and two BMI awards for Genie in a Bottle.…

Glastonbury 2011: Strummerville

Strummerville music charity returns to Glastonbury to host another round of campfire sessions, bringing revellers a mix of new talent and some established names. Located in its usual spot by the Joe Strummer memory stone in the Unfair Ground, Strummerville will be burning a campfire all weekend long, showcasing the best that the charity’s music roster has to offer.

Glastonbury 2011: L.A.C

London Afrobeat Collective describe themselves as a ‘dirty dozen of battle-hardened musicians from all corners of the globe’, who’ve played everywhere from Gdansk to Zanzibar, from Lagos to Los Angeles. They formed in the capital in 2008, recorded an album and have built up a dedicated live following, keen to experience their latest afrobeat sounds.

Toy Horses interview

Toy Horses are Adam D. Franklin and Tom Williams. The duo hail from Wales and write songs which have that quintessential British pop sound.