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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.

Jonathan Jackson

29/04/2016

Interview: Jonathan Jackson

Ahead of the release of his band’s new EP, we talk all things music with the actor and Enation frontman…
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Ben Watt

28/04/2016

Sodajerker presents… Ben Watt

Our podcasters chat with one half of alt-pop duo Everything But The Girl about his new album and eclectic career…
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21/04/2016

Introducing… Jessica Rhodes

If soulfully-inclined pop with real, not ersatz emotion sounds like your cup of tea, then look out for this woman……
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Simon Tong

14/04/2016

Interview: The Magnetic North’s Simon Tong

We chat to one third of The Magnetic North about how his childhood home of Skelmersdale inspired their new album…
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The Heavy

09/04/2016

Interview: The Heavy

We meet the genre-blending rock band’s main songwriters, singer Kelvin Swaby and guitarist Dan Taylor, from our neighbouring city, Bath…
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Luke Elliot. Pic: Jorn Veberg

31/03/2016

Introducing… Luke Elliot

We get to know a singer-songwriter from New Jersey who looked to gritty, cinematic Americana and found success in Norway…
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Justin Currie

23/03/2016

Sodajerker presents… Justin Currie

The podcasting duo speak with one of our previous interviewees, the Glaswegian singer-songwriter who fronted Del Amitri for 20 years…
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CMA Songwriters Series: McAnally, Lambert, Monroe and Worsham

15/03/2016

Live review: CMA Songwriters Series at The O2, London (10 March ’16)

A stripped-back and intimate evening with five of country music’s finest songwriters was the perfect showcase for their rich talents…
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09/03/2016

Interview: Tanita Tikaram

With her ninth album imminent, we meet a songwriter who’s been quietly getting on with it for nearly 30 years…
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James Skelly

29/02/2016

Interview: The Coral’s James Skelly

Ahead of the release of the indie band’s latest LP, their frontman and chief songwriter talks about their new sound…
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Willy Russell. Pic: Paul Cox

28/02/2016

Sodajerker presents… Willy Russell

The latest songwriting podcast features the playwright, lyricist and composer best-known for creating Shirley Valentine, Educating Rita and Blood Brothers…
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Field Music's Peter Brewis

25/02/2016

Interview: Field Music’s Peter Brewis

We caught up with a Sunderland-based songwriter who, along with his brother, has been the driving force behind Field Music…
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Shelly Poole

19/02/2016

Interview: Shelly Poole

One half of 90s sister act Alisha’s Attic discusses life as a behind-the-scenes songwriter and on-stage with Red Sky July…
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Songwriting goals for 2016

11/02/2016

Three songwriting goals for 2016

Stuck in a creative rut so far this year? James Linderman has some ideas to help you get out of…
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07/02/2016

Songwriting Live @ Century, London (28 January 2016)

Our regular London showcase returned in January, with a plush new venue, five up-and-coming live acts – and Katie Melua!…
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Scroobius Pip

03/02/2016

Sodajerker presents… Scroobius Pip

Liverpudlian podcasting duo, Sodajerker talk songwriting and lyrical inspiration with one of the UK’s most acclaimed and successful hip-hop artists…
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16 for 2016: new songwriting talent

28/01/2016

16 for 2016: new songwriting talent

We’re back again to make our annual prediction for the stars who are set to light up the year ahead…
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21/01/2016

Interview: Trixie Whitley

Songwriting meets a female singer-songwriter whose varied new album ‘Porta Bohemica’ impressed us greatly… and who’s got quite a back-story,…
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Seafret

14/01/2016

Interview: Seafret

With the release of their debut album just around the corner, we caught up with the supremely talented songwriting duo…
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Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez

12/01/2016

Sodajerker presents… Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez

The podcasters talk with the multi-award winning husband and wife team about their work on the Disney smash hit ‘Frozen’…
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