Jay-Z

UK & US Songwriting Charts (14 – 29 Jul 2017)

July 20, 2017 in News

The new Jay-Z album makes for a new leader of this week’s top performing songwriters on the Billboard Hot 100… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Luis Fonsi

UK & US Songwriting Charts (7 – 27 Jul 2017)

July 12, 2017 in News

This week ‘Despacito’ proves a success for the track’s songwriters: Puerto Rican pop artist Luis Fonsi and rapper Daddy Yankee… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Jack Savoretti

Sodajerker presents… Jack Savoretti

June 27, 2017 in Features, Interviews

Our podcasting duo meet the Anglo-Italian troubadour to hear the story behind that gravelly voice and his breakneck writing-recording process… Tags: , , , , ,

Lisa Redford at the AMA Stage

Special report: AmericanaFest UK

March 10, 2017 in Events

Lisa Redford reports on what else, apart from the UK Americana Awards, was going on at AmericanaFest UK this year… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The Stray Birds 'Magic Fire' album cover

‘Magic Fire’ by The Stray Birds (Album)

August 21, 2016 in Music Reviews

The roots trio have brought in a producer, bolstered their sound and come up with another album of serious quality… Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Comrad

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Full Of Texas’ by Comrad

August 1, 2016 in News

Our very first exclusive of August is a melodic and airy folk track from the supremely gifted US songwriter Comrad… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Paul Simon

Sodajerker presents… Paul Simon

June 23, 2016 in Features, Interviews

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

Beth Neilsen Chapman

Sodajerker presents… Beth Nielsen Chapman

June 9, 2016 in Features, Interviews

Our favourite podcasting duo Sodajerker bring you a real treat, with a songwriter full of tips to aid your writing… Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Ben Watt

Sodajerker presents… Ben Watt

April 28, 2016 in Features, Interviews

Our podcasters chat with one half of alt-pop duo Everything But The Girl about his new album and eclectic career… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Paul Simon

Paul Simon announces new album

April 7, 2016 in News

The singer-songwriter is set to return with his 13th solo record this June and has revealed its first single, ‘Wristband’… Tags: , , , , ,

Natalie Prass 'Side By Side' EP

‘Side By Side’ by Natalie Prass (EP)

November 15, 2015 in Music Reviews

The Cleveland-born singer-songwriter returns to Spacebomb Studios to rework two songs from her debut album, along with three cover versions… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Iain Sutherland 'Back To The Sea' album cover

‘Back To The Sea’ by Iain Sutherland (Album)

October 25, 2015 in Music Reviews

The Sutherland Brothers lead singer and songwriter returns to his roots and looks to the dramatic Scottish coastline for inspiration… Tags: , , , ,

The Gorgeous Chans – 'Marina And I' single cover

‘Marina & I’ by The Gorgeous Chans (Single)

June 29, 2015 in Music Reviews

The debut single from The Gorgeous Chans pulses with tropical rhythms and will have you dancing long into the night… Tags: , , , ,

Josh Groban

Josh Groban tops the UK album chart

April 26, 2015 in News

Josh Groban has claimed his first UK No 1 album, pushing last week’s chart topper Paul Simon into second place… Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Paul Simon

Paul Simon scores first UK No 1 album for 25 years

April 19, 2015 in News

Paul Simon receives high recognition for his greatest hits compilation, with the LP hitting No 1 in the UK charts… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Billy Joel

Billy Joel receives the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song

November 21, 2014 in News

Songwriter Billy Joel has been awarded the noted Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, in recognition of his contribution to songwriting… Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Interview: Dean Friedman

May 5, 2014 in Features, Interviews

The US songwriter of 1977 Top 20 hit ‘Ariel’ explains his idiosyncratic approach and his upcoming songwriting course in France… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Suzanne Vega

Sodajerker presents… Suzanne Vega

December 10, 2013 in Features, Interviews

Our friends at Sodajerker recently hooked up with one of the greatest American songwriters of modern times – here’s what… Tags: , , ,

High Hazels

Introducing… High Hazels

November 10, 2013 in Features, Interviews

A brand new four-piece guitar band from Sheffield. Influenced by local heroes Hawley and Cocker, and far-from-local Simon and Garfunkel… Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Interview: Harper Simon

January 23, 2013 in Features, Interviews

As he prepares to release his second album, we catch up with Harper Simon, a singer-songwriter with an illustrious pedigree… Tags: , , ,