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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.

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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Jake Etheridge

27/05/2016

Introducing… Jake Etheridge

As well as being a member of The Common Linnets this talented young American writes his own heartfelt country music…
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Billie Ray Martin

19/05/2016

Interview: Billie Ray Martin

She’s worked with a Who’s Who of dance music, but now she’s releasing a soul album with a country twist…
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19/05/2016

Win tickets to Burton Agnes Jazz & Blues Festival

The sounds of southern cotton fields and Chicago speakeasies come to East Yorkshire – and you can experience them for…
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King Charles

15/05/2016

Interview: King Charles

London’s King Charles has recognition from some of the finest songwriters around. So what tips does he have for us?…
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Dan Michaelson

13/05/2016

Interview: Dan Michaelson

With a new album out, we chat with the songwriter about its creation and the problems he has with memory…
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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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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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