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Interviews, inspiration, songwriting tips and more…

We talk to up-and-coming artists and big names alike to get the inside story on their songwriting techniques and on how they got to where they are today, while our own team of experienced songwriters share some of their ideas to help get your creative juices flowing. To view an archive of all the previous Songwriting features visit our Songwriting Features section.

Silver Apples' Simeon Coxe

26/08/2016

Interview: Silver Apples’ Simeon Coxe

As the electro-pop act returns after 19 years, we catch up with a pioneering songwriter still doing his own thing…
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Alicia Keys

24/08/2016

Sodajerker presents… Alicia Keys

The multi Grammy Award-winning artist met the podcasters to discuss her forthcoming sixth studio album and her approach to songwriting…
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Lewis & Leigh

19/08/2016

Interview: Lewis & Leigh

With a debut album on the horizon, this songwriting duo have the world of Americana at their beautifully harmonious feet…
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Lori McKenna

12/08/2016

Interview: Lori McKenna

Straddling the line between performer and backroom writer gives this supremely talented artist a unique insight into the creative process…
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Dan Gillespie Sells

07/08/2016

Sodajerker presents… Dan Gillespie Sells

The award-winning songwriter and frontman of The Feeling talks to the podcasters about his knack for crafting “annoyingly catchy” melodies…
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07/08/2016

LIVE REVIEW: Tramlines Festival, Sheffield, 22-24.07.16

At the end of June, Tramlines Festival once more brought a veritable smorgasbord of musical delights to the Steel City…
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Okkervil River

28/07/2016

Interview: Okkervil River’s Will Sheff

The driving force behind Okkervil River talks about the band’s new album and the shift in writing which led there…
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Jon Anderson

21/07/2016

Interview: Jon Anderson

The Yes frontman and serial collaborator talks about long-distance co-writing, the changing interpretation of prog rock and singing about politics…
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The Felice Brothers

13/07/2016

Interview: The Felice Brothers

The songwriting linchpin of the upstate NY alt-country band, Ian Felice talks of sibling collaboration and recording on a farm…
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Josh Haden

07/07/2016

Interview: Spain’s Josh Haden

Having made one of our favourite albums of the year so far, we caught up with Spain’s exceptional songwriting frontman…
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Ben Abraham

01/07/2016

Introducing… Ben Abraham

The tale of an Australian screenwriter-turned-songwriter who famously collaborated with a 13-year-old hospital patient and then American songstress Sara Bareilles…
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M Craft

01/07/2016

Interview: Martin Craft

We speak to the artist known as M. Craft about how life in the Mojave Desert inspired his latest record…
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Paul Simon

23/06/2016

Sodajerker presents… Paul Simon

The songwriting podcasters are joined by the twelve-time Grammy winner and discusses the experimentation and processes behind his new album…
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Tyler Johnson

21/06/2016

Interview: Tyler Johnson

We get to know the Grammy nominated producer-songwriter who went from studying law to working with Sheeran, Swift and Cyrus…
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17/06/2016

Introducing… The New Tarot

A six-piece outfit based in New York, led by two sisters, who blend alt-rock and poppier styles with consummate ease…
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Eli "Paperboy" Reed

14/06/2016

Interview: Eli “Paperboy” Reed

We talk with the American soul singer about his new album and his inspiring work with at-risk teens in Harlem…
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Beth Neilsen Chapman

09/06/2016

Sodajerker presents… Beth Nielsen Chapman

Our favourite podcasting duo Sodajerker bring you a real treat, with a songwriter full of tips to aid your writing…
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09/06/2016

Interview: Jenny Gillespie

Songwriting speaks to a writer with the courage and curiosity to continue developing her songwriting with each record she releases…
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08/06/2016

Live review: Bearded Theory festival (27-29 May ’16)

This overlooked gem on the UK festival circuit impressed again with a host of big alt-rock, indie and reggae names…
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06/06/2016

Interview: Barenaked Ladies

With their new live album in stores now, we catch up with Ed Robertson of Canadian college rock veterans Barenaked…
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