Isle of Noises 2016-09-21T14:54:47+00:00

Lily Allen

By | December 10th, 2013|Categories: Songwriters|

"LDN was inspired by Wordsworth’s Composed Upon Westminster Bridge. That was one of the poems I studied for GCSE English at school. I remember thinking, ‘I want to write about London,’ and looking at that poem online and thinking, ‘That’s what he thought, what do I think?’"

Lee Mavers

By | December 10th, 2013|Categories: Songwriters|

"Although all the interviewees have something interesting to say, Rachel's conversation with Lee Mavers is particularly enlightening. A man with obvious gifts, natural gifts, but dogged by suspicion of the music industry, and almost crippled by a Brian Wilson-esque inability to capture on tape the sounds in his head - which is why we've not heard any new music from him in decades."

Madness

By | December 10th, 2013|Categories: Songwriters|

"Pink Floyd had written that song "Teacher, leave them kids alone". I remembered how put-upon the teachers were at my school so I decided to make the chorus "Oh what fun we had, but at the time it seemed so bad" to try and put both sides of that coin."

John Lydon

By | December 10th, 2013|Categories: Songwriters|

"Adults bring their own filthy minds into a thing. They don't quite perceive it as a child does. Oh, Johnny's used a naughty word. "Bodies" was from two different points of view. You'll find that theme runs through a lot of things I write like "Rise" – "I could be wrong, I could be right". I'm considering both sides of the argument, always."