Speaks Louder Than Words



Each episode we sit down and talk to a different songwriter about their thoughts on songwriting and music in general.


  • Jeff Middleton - Episode 42

    Jeff Middleton - Episode 42


    Jeff Middleton is a songwriter and guitarist based in Nashville TN. He spoke to Elliott about country music, his band The Dirt Drifters and working with Nashville songwriters like Liz Rose

  • Dan Carey - Episode 41

    Dan Carey - Episode 41


    Dan Carey has produced and written music with artists from Kate Tempest to Kylie Minogue to Franz Ferdinand to Emiliana Torrini and many many more. He invited us into his studio to talk about music, equipment and his record label Speedy Wunderground.

  • Episode 40 - Luke Fitton

    Episode 40 - Luke Fitton


    Luke Fitton is a writer and producer for the pop powerhouse Xenomania. As well as writing for and working on records by artists like The Gossip and Girls Aloud, he is also a working musician, currently touring with pop super-star Kylie Minogue.

  • Episode 39 - Emily Phillips

    Episode 39 - Emily Phillips


    Emily Phillips got her start in music thanks to her old flatmate Damon Albarn. Since then she's toured the world with her band Transcargo, written hits with John Newman and Rizzle Kicks and is raising a family with her husband, producer Ant Whiting.

  • Episode 38 - Guy Connelly

    Episode 38 - Guy Connelly


    Guy Connelly of Clock Opera sits down to talk about the band's debut album, working on the follow up and his creative endeavours outside of Clock Opera.

  • Episode 37 - Marika Hackman

    Episode 37 - Marika Hackman


    Critically adored singer/songwriter Marika Hackman sits down with Elliott to talk about songwriting, her music, guitars and Laura Veirs.

  • Episode 36 - Yadi

    Episode 36 - Yadi


    Hannah Yadi joins us to talk about writing "Control" with Branko, her eclectic influences and how she goes about making her unique brand of pop.

  • Episode 35 - Theo Altieri  Matty Benbrook

    Episode 35 - Theo Altieri & Matty Benbrook


    Up and coming singer/songwriter Theo Altieri and previous podcast guess Matty Benbrook talk to Dave about Theo's career and his songwriting.

  • Episode 34 - Stefan Abingdon

    Episode 34 - Stefan Abingdon


    One third of The Midnight Beast and up and coming songwriter Stefan Abingdon talks to Dave about writing music for his TV show as well as for pop stars like Selina Gomez.

  • Episode 33 - Royal Blood

    Episode 33 - Royal Blood


    Royal Blood are touted as the next big thing in rock. Mike and Ben took time out of their busy schedule to sit down and talk to Elliott and Dave about writing their first album.

  • Episode 32 - Chris Leonard

    Episode 32 - Chris Leonard


    Ed Sheeran, Paloma Faith and Paolo Nutini are just some of the names that Chris Leonard has worked with. He discusses his career and music with Dave in this episode of Speaks Louder Than Words.

  • Episode 31 - Tim Dellow From Transgressive

    Episode 31 - Tim Dellow From Transgressive


    Tim Dellow, one of the founders of Transgressive records sits down with Elliott and Dave to talk vinyl, running a successful record label and having parties shut down by the police

  • Episode 30 - Mark-Anthony Tieku

    Episode 30 - Mark-Anthony Tieku


    Songwriter/Producer and general renaissance man Mark-Anthony Tieku talks to us about writing with big names, his new album and being a professional rugby player.

  • Episode 29 - Best Of Year 1

    Episode 29 - Best Of Year 1


    As we sign off for the year, Dave recaps some of the best bits from out first year and a bit of podcasting.

  • Episode 28 - Tom Hickox

    Episode 28 - Tom Hickox


    Singer/Songwriter Tom Hickox discusses life with musical parents, classical music and his upcoming debut album "War, Peace And Diplomacy" (out Feb 2014)

  • Episode 27 - Freja

    Episode 27 - Freja


    Singer and songwriter Freja talks to us about her songs, moving from Sweden to the UK and the differences between writing in Stockholm and London

  • Episode 26 - Scott English

    Episode 26 - Scott English


    Scott English has been in the business for years writing hits such as Mandy and Hi Ho Silver Lining but also as a performer and a producer. He talks to Dave about his work and shares some of his stories.

  • Episode 25 - Red Triangle

    Episode 25 - Red Triangle


    Producer/songwriters Red Triangle tell SLTW about their studio in the countryside, inspiration and their mutual appreciation of "Torn".

  • Episode 24 - Sarah McIntosh

    Episode 24 - Sarah McIntosh


    Sarah McIntosh from The Good Natured talks about her music, being in a band with her brother and songwriting in Sweden.

  • Episode 23 - Ben Harrison

    Episode 23 - Ben Harrison


    Ben Harrison talks about working with Rihanna, Emile Sande and others and how he got his big break, whilst working as a receptionist.

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