Isle of Noises
Conversations with great British songwriters
Isle of Noises features brand new, exclusive, in-depth interviews with many of the UK’s greatest living musicians. The heart of the book is to understand songwriting and the creative process behind the craft. Each interviewee discusses the inspiration and working practice behind their most successful songs, often disclosing lyrical and melodic secrets along the way. The combination of each artist’s unique personal insights and the breadth of knowledge represented in their collected experience makes this the definitive word on classic British songwriting – as told by the songwriters themselves.
The contributors include: Ray Davies, Robin Gibb, Jimmy Page, Bryan Ferry, Joan Armatrading, Chas Jankel, John Lydon, Mick Jones, Paul Weller, Sting, Andy Partridge, Difford and Tilbrook, Madness, Johnny Marr, Billy Bragg, Chris Lowe and Neil Tennant, Lee Mavers, Damon Albarn, Noel Gallagher, Lily Allen, Laura Marling.
‘A great set of questions. I’m proud to be part of this project.’ Ray Davies
‘I was astounded by Daniel’s knowledge and even after all these years to be asked original questions that surprise you was very impressive.’ Robin Gibb
‘It’s a really interesting project. I bet no one says the same thing.’ Damon Albarn