Interviews


Songwriting interviews, inspirational stories, new artist showcases 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 experienced hired songwriters share some of their ideas to help get your creative juices flowing.

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

06/12/2017

Interview: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s Peter Hayes

With new album ‘Wrong Creatures’ on the horizon, we catch up with the alt-rock trio’s founding member, singer and guitarist…
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Mount Etna

03/12/2017

Songs In The Key Of… Sicily

The Italian singer songwriter Alessio Bondi introduces us to the magical and varied sounds of the Mediterranean Sea’s largest island…
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The Wandering Hearts

28/11/2017

Interview: The Wandering Hearts

We chat with two members of the UK country act who look set to follow the success of The Shires…
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Rhys Lewis

19/11/2017

Introducing… Rhys Lewis

A scheduled songwriting trip to the Isle of Wight proved to be the decisive moment for this talented young artist…
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Hazel English

14/11/2017

Interview: Hazel English

We get to know the hotly tipped, Aussie indie-pop songwriter and hear of her passion for sci-fi and confessional poets…
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Gabrielle Aplin

12/11/2017

Interview: Gabrielle Aplin

The teenage internet sensation who burst onto the scene with her hit-laden 2012 debut album, returns with a new EP…
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Joan Osborne

06/11/2017

Interview: Joan Osborne

Interpreting the work of Bob Dylan isn’t for the faint-hearted; thankfully this American singer-songwriter has the chops for the job…
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Imelda May

30/10/2017

Sodajerker presents… Imelda May

Podcast kings Simon and Brian chat with an Irish rockabilly star whose new album is her most reflective to date…
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Chris Gantry. Photo: Nancy Rhoda

27/10/2017

Interview: Chris Gantry

Recorded in 1973 at Johnny Cash’s studio, we learn all about a lost classic from the country artist behind it…
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OUTLYA

19/10/2017

Introducing… OUTLYA

This talented trio have the bombastic pop tunes to match their ambition, it’s a potent formula which should guarantee success…
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16/10/2017

Interview: Nicky Holland

We recently caught up with a songwriter whose resume includes Tears For Fears, John Hughes and a successful solo career…
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Dave Stewart

15/10/2017

Interview: Dave Stewart

This synth-pop legend tells us all about the journey which has led him to release an album of country duets…
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Dhani Harrison

12/10/2017

Interview: Dhani Harrison

The son of the Beatles guitarist takes a break from his many projects to finally release his debut solo album…
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Starsailor

02/10/2017

Interview: Starsailor’s James Walsh

The post-Britpop, indie frontman talks about how he writes songs for the band, for pop stars and for music libraries…
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Judith Owen

29/09/2017

Interview: Judith Owen

The Welsh singer-songwriter tells us about her evolving relationship with her songs and their role in her battle against depression…
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Wilko Johnson

26/09/2017

Interview: Wilko Johnson

We caught up with a songwriting legend, one whose influence began over 40 years ago and is still felt today…
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How I wrote Luka by Suzanne Vega

21/09/2017

How I wrote ‘Luka’ by Suzanne Vega

The legendary folk-pop singer-songwriter tells the remarkable story behind her song that tackled the subject of child abuse head on…
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Tony Visconti. Photo: Howard Pitkow

21/09/2017

Interview: Tony Visconti (Part Two)

In the second half of this special extended interview feature, the respected US producer and songwriter reveals more fascinating insights…
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Jon Stevens

15/09/2017

Interview: Jon Stevens

We meet the Antipodean rock singer and Noiseworks/INXS frontman who went from teenage superstar to Jesus Christ Superstar and beyond…
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Right Said Fred

09/09/2017

How I wrote ‘I’m Too Sexy’ by Right Said Fred

Having inspired Taylor Swift’s new single, the Fairbrass brothers reveal all about the creation of their shirtless 1991 smash hit…
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2 thoughts on “Interviews

  1. I would love an interview with you guys. Please look at my recent interviews. Thank you.

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