Santo Domingo

Songs In The Key Of… Dominican Republic

February 11, 2018 in Features, Interviews

Santo Domingo-born singer-songwriter, formerly of super-group Gonzalez, Diego Mena takes us through a playlist of his country’s finest alt-rock artists…

Emeli Sandé

Sodajerker presents… Emeli Sandé

February 7, 2018 in Features, Interviews

The perennial podcasters sat down with the Scottish singer-songwriter in her London studio to talk about her career in music…

Rebecca Nelson of Faeland’s #songwritingsurvivalkit

Rebecca Nelson of Faeland’s Songwriting Survival Kit

February 5, 2018 in Features, Gear, Interviews

Fuelled by a cup of cacao, one half of the Bristol group Faeland shares her crucial songwriting kit with us…

Instant Love

Interview: Instant Love

February 1, 2018 in Features, Interviews

Does changing the gender affect a song’s meaning? Instant Love, an ambitious and creative project, is doing just that The…

Callum Beattie

Introducing… Callum Beattie

January 29, 2018 in Features, Interviews

The sky is the limit for this talented singer-songwriter and he’s got his dad’s record collection to thank for it…

Gene Simmons

Interview: Gene Simmons

January 22, 2018 in Features, Interviews

The release of a mammoth career-spanning box set gave us the ideal opportunity to talk songwriting with the infamous Kiss…

Jake Bugg

Sodajerker presents… Jake Bugg

January 18, 2018 in Features, Interviews

In this podcast episode, the ‘East Midlands Dylan’ discusses his latest record, collaborating and writing songs from throughout his career…

Iain Archer

Interview: Iain Archer

January 15, 2018 in Features, Interviews

Meet the Northern Irish songwriter-producer, Snow Patrol guitarist and award-winning collaborator with the likes of James Bay and Jake Bugg…

Chelsea Williams

Introducing… Chelsea Williams

January 11, 2018 in Features, Interviews

This singer-songwriter cut her teeth as a busker and is using that experience to write evocative and character-fuelled pop folk…

The Secret Sisters

Interview: The Secret Sisters

January 6, 2018 in Features, Interviews

From bankruptcy to a stunning third album, the story of this sibling duo’s resurrection is one that’s well worth hearing…

Mike Stock

Interview: Mike Stock

January 2, 2018 in Features, Interviews

Reflecting on life in Stock Aitken Waterman, ‘one of the most successful songwriters of all time’ shares some hit-crafting tactics…


Sodajerker presents… Yusuf/Cat Stevens

December 26, 2017 in Features, Interviews

In a recent episode Simon and Brian chat with a true musical icon… the artist formerly known as Cat Stevens…

Isaac Hanson

Interview: Hanson’s Isaac Hanson

December 17, 2017 in Features, Interviews

With over two decades in the bag as part of the sibling pop trio, we chat to their eldest member…

Katie Melua

Katie Melua’s 10 top songwriting tips

December 10, 2017 in Features, Tips & Techniques

The Georgian-British singer and songwriter shares her advice on lyric writing, the creative process and studious approach to making music…

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Interview: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s Peter Hayes

December 6, 2017 in Features, Interviews

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

Mount Etna

Songs In The Key Of… Sicily

December 3, 2017 in Features, Interviews

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

The Wandering Hearts

Interview: The Wandering Hearts

November 28, 2017 in Features, Interviews

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

Rhys Lewis

Introducing… Rhys Lewis

November 19, 2017 in Features, Interviews

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

Hazel English

Interview: Hazel English

November 14, 2017 in Features, Interviews

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

Gabrielle Aplin

Interview: Gabrielle Aplin

November 12, 2017 in Features, Interviews

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

The Jacksons Legacy

Book review: ‘The Jacksons: Legacy’ by The Jacksons with Fred Bronson

November 6, 2017 in Features, Gear

With over 1000 pictures contained within, this coffee table book presents the Royal Family of Pop in all their glory…

Joan Osborne

Interview: Joan Osborne

November 6, 2017 in Features, Interviews

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