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.

Bill Nelson

20/02/2018

Interview: Bill Nelson

Including his work in Be-Bop Deluxe, this uncompromising English songwriter has remained true to his vision throughout his long career…
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Santo Domingo

11/02/2018

Songs In The Key Of… Dominican Republic

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…
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Emeli Sandé

07/02/2018

Sodajerker presents… Emeli Sandé

The perennial podcasters sat down with the Scottish singer-songwriter in her London studio to talk about her career in music…
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Rebecca Nelson of Faeland’s #songwritingsurvivalkit

05/02/2018

Rebecca Nelson of Faeland’s #songwritingsurvivalkit

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

01/02/2018

Interview: Instant Love

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

29/01/2018

Introducing… Callum Beattie

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

22/01/2018

Interview: Gene Simmons

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

18/01/2018

Sodajerker presents… Jake Bugg

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

15/01/2018

Interview: Iain Archer

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

11/01/2018

Introducing… Chelsea Williams

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

06/01/2018

Interview: The Secret Sisters

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

02/01/2018

Interview: Mike Stock

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

26/12/2017

Sodajerker presents… Yusuf/Cat Stevens

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

17/12/2017

Interview: Hanson’s Isaac Hanson

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