Songwriting is supposed to be a calling: a vocation whose lure is inescapable for the talented minority. That wasn't the case with Mark Hamilton, the songwriter behind the Canadian act Woodpigeon. A self-styled Renaissance Man, songwriting started off as just another component of his artistic dilettantism. "I just wanted to write one song so i could call myself a songwriter and then go back to drawing pictures and writing books" he told Clash. And write songs he certainly did.