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Ten Great British Songs For A Heatwave

It’s really hot in the UK right now. This might not sound like a big deal, especially if you’re reading this in a part of the world that is more used to scorching temperatures than snowmen and big furry boots, but over here, …

A Five Song Guide To The British Landscape

Capturing the idiosyncracies of England’s green and pleasant land is not a straightforward activity. You might have a tune and a set of lyrics which nails the essential rolling greenery, but does it also cast a shadow over the …

Star Tips: How To Write A Hit Song

In celebration of tomorrow night’s Ivor Novello Awards, the London Evening Standard has been polling UK songwriters and performers for their top tips on writing the perfect pop song. Their answers, while occasionally flippant, do …