OUTLYA

Introducing… OUTLYA

October 19, 2017 in Features, Interviews

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

Interview: Nicky Holland

October 16, 2017 in Features, Interviews

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

Dave Stewart

Interview: Dave Stewart

October 15, 2017 in Features, Interviews

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

Dhani Harrison

Interview: Dhani Harrison

October 12, 2017 in Features, Interviews

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

Feed The Fire songwriting retreat

Behind the scenes: Feed The Fire songwriting retreat

October 7, 2017 in Events, Features

Reporting back from a creative weekend at a country house in Somerset, with thoughts from the organiser, coach and participants… Tags: , , , ,

Starsailor

Interview: Starsailor’s James Walsh

October 2, 2017 in Features, Interviews

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

Judith Owen

Interview: Judith Owen

September 29, 2017 in Features, Interviews

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

Wilko Johnson

Interview: Wilko Johnson

September 26, 2017 in Features, Interviews

We caught up with a songwriting legend, one whose influence began over 40 years ago and is still felt today… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

How I wrote Luka by Suzanne Vega

How I wrote ‘Luka’ by Suzanne Vega

September 21, 2017 in Features, Interviews

The legendary folk-pop singer-songwriter tells the remarkable story behind her song that tackled the subject of child abuse head on… Tags: , , ,

Tony Visconti. Photo: Howard Pitkow

Interview: Tony Visconti (Part Two)

September 21, 2017 in Features, Interviews

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

Jon Stevens

Interview: Jon Stevens

September 15, 2017 in Features, Interviews

We meet the Antipodean rock singer and Noiseworks/INXS frontman who went from teenage superstar to Jesus Christ Superstar and beyond… Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Right Said Fred

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

September 9, 2017 in Features, Interviews

Having inspired Taylor Swift’s new single, the Fairbrass brothers reveal all about the creation of their shirtless 1991 smash hit… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Tony Visconti. Photo: Howard Pitkow

Interview: Tony Visconti (Part One)

September 7, 2017 in Features, Interviews

In this first half of a bumper feature, the legendary American producer reveals some fascinating insights into Bowie and Bolan… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Hue And Cry

Interview: Hue And Cry

August 30, 2017 in Features, Interviews

We hear both sides of the story behind the emergence of the 80s blue-eyed soul pop brothers from North Lanarkshire… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

#songwritingsurvivalkit #CormacOCaoimh

Cormac O Caoimh’s #songwritingsurvivalkit

August 29, 2017 in Features

To celebrate the launch of our #songwritingsurvivalkit, we’re proudly bringing you the things songwriter Cormac O Caoimh can’t do without… Tags: , , , ,

Declan McKenna

Sodajerker presents… Declan McKenna

August 17, 2017 in Features, Interviews

The dynamic duo, Simon and Brian, are joined by a talented young musician with a penchant for writing political songs… Tags: , , ,

musician

Five top things an A&R looks for in a songwriter

August 5, 2017 in Features, Tips & Techniques

The award-winning and multi-platinum John Dexter of A&R Lab reveals the key ingredients he looks for in a potential songwriter… Tags: , , ,

Carly Paoli

Interview: Carly Paoli

August 3, 2017 in Features, Interviews

We chat to a classical singer whose alluring debut album features her own lyrics and a duet with José Carreras… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Live review: Tramlines Festival, Sheffield (21-23 July ’17)

August 1, 2017 in Features, Festivals

In late July, Songwriting headed up to the Steel City to check out the three-day musical extravaganza that is Tramlines… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Jason Isbell

Sodajerker presents… Jason Isbell

July 26, 2017 in Features, Interviews

The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and guitarist joins Simon and Brian in London to mark the milestone of their 100th podcast episode… Tags: , , ,