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The global success of Wet Leg – led by singer-guitarists and songwriters Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers – has evoked memories of when the UK’s sparky indie-rock bands ruled the world. Chaise Longue and Wet Dream became slowburn, but irrepressible hits, while their eponymous debut album hit Number One, becoming the most significant guitar band […]

The stats behind Harry Styles’ third album, Harry’s House, speak for themselves. The lead single, As It Was, written with Kid Harpoon, co-writer of all but one of the album’s tracks, debuted at Number One on both sides of the Atlantic, staying there for 10 weeks in the UK and a scarcely believable 15 weeks […]

Appropriately enough for a band named after a year, The 1975 had an exceptional 2022. Driven by principal songwriters, drummer George Daniel and frontman Matty Healy, their fifth album, Being Funny In A Foreign Language, peaked at Number One in the UK – maintaining their 100% record of topping the chart with studio albums – […]

Few artists are still hitting new heights when they get to their fifth album, but Florence + The Machine – the brainchild of singer and songwriter Florence Welch – continue to astound and amaze, 14 years after the release of their debut album. Indeed, Dance Fever became perhaps the most critically acclaimed of Welch’s albums, […]

Having started the year with the Top 40 hit, Daily Duppy, Central Cee went on to chart no fewer than 11 songs on the UK Top 75 during 2022, a remarkable achievement usually beyond even the most established artists and writers. His collaboration with fellow nominee Young Chencs has proved to be one of the […]

Victoria Canal had lived all over the world before settling in the UK, but it was when the planet shut down that her songwriting opened up. Already a burgeoning talent, lockdown and her grief at a close relative’s incurable illness saw her tap into the full range of emotions. An online songs series attracted praise […]

Being a spokesperson for your generation is a big ask for anyone, but Erin Doyle – better known as venbee – is shaping up to be just that. Certainly, she is already highly skilled in articulating the concerns of a nation, from mental health (Low Down) to addiction (her surprise Top 3 hit with Goddard, […]

Influenced by the storytelling of film and the music of Damon Albarn and Sade, tendai’s songwriting craft is built to last. You can see it in the way raw, authentic songs such as Not Around and Time In Our Lives have already inserted themselves into the fabric of people’s lives. It’s there in his stellar […]

Ines Dunn is a topline writer heading for the very top. She signed a publishing deal aged just 20 and has already made a name for herself as a fearless writer with a knack for crafting some of the most irresistible pop songs of her generation. She has already worked on Maisie Peters’ viral smash […]

Cat Burns was well-named. The stealthy, slowburn success of her song Go – first released in 2020 but one of the biggest-selling singles of 2022, and a song with a feline-like number of lives – perfectly illustrated the emotional depths of her writing. And there is a lot more where that came from: her supremely […]

Written by Johnny McDaid, Kal Lavelle, Steve Mac and Ed Sheeran Published in the UK by Sony Music Publishing, Rokstone Music-Universal Music Publishing and Ed Sheeran Ltd-Sony Music Publishing Performed by Ed Sheeran Listen on Amazon Music

Written by Kate Bush Published in the UK by Noble & Brite-EMI Music Publishing Performed by Kate Bush Listen on Amazon Music

Written by Dave Bayley Published in the UK by Beggars Music Performed by Glass Animals Listen on Amazon Music

Written by FRED, Johnny McDaid and Ed Sheeran Published in the UK by Promised Land Music-Universal Music Publishing-Sony Music Publishing, Sony Music Publishing and Ed Sheeran Ltd-Sony Music Publishing Performed by Ed Sheeran Listen on Amazon Music

Written by Kid Harpoon, Tyler Johnson and Harry Styles Published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing and Pulse Songs-Concord Music Publishing Performed by Harry Styles Listen on Amazon Music

Composed by Harry Escott and Ben Pearson Published in the UK by Faber Music, Manners McDade Music Publishing and Sony Music Publishing Listen on Amazon Music


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