Stone Foundation

Interview: Stone Foundation’s Neil Jones

March 26, 2017 in Features, Interviews

We chat to the Midlands singer and songwriter about working with Paul Weller on the mod-influenced band’s soulful new album… Tags: , , , , , , ,

Piano keys

10 tips for getting started as a songwriter

March 19, 2017 in Features, Tips & Techniques

ACM’s Ivor Novello-winning songwriting tutor goes back to basics with advice for anyone wanting to get their creative juices flowing… Tags: , , , ,

The Mavericks. Photo: David McClister

Interview: The Mavericks’ Raul Malo

March 10, 2017 in Features, Interviews

With a new album on the horizon, it’s the perfect time to check in with The Mavericks’ songwriter and frontman… Tags: , , , , , , , ,

The Tuts

Introducing… The Tuts

March 5, 2017 in Features, Interviews

Archaic and free-spoken: the punk-pop trio storming the DIY scene. But this is just the beginning of their beckoning career… Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Rebecca Ferguson

Interview: Rebecca Ferguson

February 28, 2017 in Features, Interviews

The X Factor runner-up who went on to co-write her record-breaking debut and another three albums, tells her songwriting story… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Ailbhe Reddy

Introducing… Ailbhe Reddy

February 11, 2017 in Features, Interviews

Getting to know a songwriter from Dublin whose captivating blend of indie-folk music is filled with honesty and universal appeal… Tags: , , ,

Abbey Road Studios

Get that Abbey Road sound!

February 7, 2017 in Features, Gear

A range of software and hardware products help you capture some of that Studio 1 magic in your own recordings… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The Blue Aeroplanes

Interview: The Blue Aeroplanes’ Gerard Langley

February 5, 2017 in Features, Interviews

BIMM’s head of songwriting and speak-singing leader of Bristol’s enduring art rock band talks about the 80s, poetry and stagecraft… Tags: , , , , , , , ,

17 for 2017

17 for 2017: new songwriting talent

January 31, 2017 in Features

You didn’t think we’d forget? We’re here with another roll-call for success, excess and distress with our 17 for 2017… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Tom Odell

Sodajerker presents… Tom Odell

January 29, 2017 in Features, Interviews

Our perennial songwriting podcasters meet their youngest guest yet, in the form of an Ivor Novello-winning, piano-fuelled songwriter from Chichester… Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Sarah Darling

Interview: Sarah Darling

January 22, 2017 in Features, Interviews

On the eve of her latest album release, we catch up with a country singer-songwriter who is chasing her dreams… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Dave Mason by Chris Jensen

How I wrote ‘Feelin’ Alright?’ by Traffic’s Dave Mason

January 17, 2017 in Features, Interviews

The guitarist, sitar-player and songwriter behind this frequently covered two-chord classic, talks about the song’s willful simplicity and enduring popularity… Tags: , , , , , , ,

Robyn Hitchcock

Sodajerker presents… Robyn Hitchcock

January 9, 2017 in Features, Interviews

In the latest episode of the podcast, their guest unpicks an array of Hitchcockian classics in his own inimitable style… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Best Of 2016

Best Of 2016

December 31, 2016 in Features

As a brand new year beckons, we look back at the singers, songs and songwriters that made 2016 their own… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Emiliana Torrini

Interview: Emiliana Torrini

December 27, 2016 in Features, Interviews

The Icelandic musician talks about her new album with The Colorist Orchestra and the exciting journey that led her there… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Saint Sister

Introducing… Saint Sister

December 24, 2016 in Features, Interviews

We get to know an Irish duo that have the talent and tunes needed to a make a big impression… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

ACM Christmas song

What is your favourite Christmas song?

December 22, 2016 in Features, Interviews

ACM was visited by several wise songwriters and asked for their pick of festive track and their New Year’s resolution… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Dropkick Murphys' Al Barr

Interview: Dropkick Murphys’ Al Barr

December 17, 2016 in Features, Interviews

We caught up with the vocalist of Celtic punks Dropkick Murphys as they prepare to release arguably their strongest record… Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Tony Mortimer

How I wrote ‘Stay Another Day’ by East 17’s Tony Mortimer

December 15, 2016 in Features, Interviews

The songwriter and former East 17 member recalls the deeply personal tragedy behind his band’s unlikely and enduring Christmas smash… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Teddy Thompson & Kelly Jones

Sodajerker presents… Teddy Thompson & Kelly Jones

December 10, 2016 in Features, Interviews

Our favourite podcasting duo spoke with a superb songwriting pair who came together after years working separately as solo artists… Tags: , , , , , , , , ,