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Sodajerker On Songwriting is a programme devoted to the art and craft of songwriting. The show, created and hosted by the UK songwriting team Sodajerker, features interviews with some of the most successful songwriters and musicians in the world.

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    • 4.8 • 512 Ratings

Sodajerker On Songwriting is a programme devoted to the art and craft of songwriting. The show, created and hosted by the UK songwriting team Sodajerker, features interviews with some of the most successful songwriters and musicians in the world.

    Episode 263 - Gossip

    Episode 263 - Gossip

    Gossip's Beth Ditto and Nathan 'Brace Paine' Howdeshell discuss the creative process behind their excellent new record Real Power. The pair reflect on their near telepathic musical relationship, the ethereal mysteries of songwriting, and collaborating with the great Rick Rubin.

    • 31 min
    Episode 262 - Brittany Howard

    Episode 262 - Brittany Howard

    Brittany Howard talks with Simon and Brian about her arresting new record What Now and how she approaches songwriting. The singer and guitarist discusses taking risks in the studio, experimenting with rhythm, and her encounters with the legendary Prince.

    • 43 min
    Episode 261 - Sleater-Kinney

    Episode 261 - Sleater-Kinney

    Corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein of Sleater-Kinney join Sodajerker to discuss their fantastic new record Little Rope and their songwriting process. The influential duo talk about song structure and arranging, their strange guitar tunings, and collaborating with producers like John Congleton and Annie Clark.

    • 46 min
    Episode 260 - Bill Ryder-Jones

    Episode 260 - Bill Ryder-Jones

    Singer-songwriter and producer Bill Ryder-Jones joins Sodajerker from his West Kirby studio to discuss his new record Iechyd Da, and his creative process. The Merseyside-based artist also talks about collaborating with the likes of Mick Head, taking lyrical inspiration from TV’s Eurotrash, and writing bad songs in his sleep.

    • 55 min
    Episode 259 - Feist

    Episode 259 - Feist

    Leslie Feist joins Simon and Brian to discuss her songwriting process and recent record Multitudes. The award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter talks about taking part in a 'Song-A-Day' challenge, bypassing judgement when writing, and how she has developed songs through live performance.

    • 48 min
    Episode 258 - Thomas Walsh

    Episode 258 - Thomas Walsh

    Thomas Walsh of Pugwash and The Duckworth Lewis Method joins Sodajerker to discuss his new album The Rest is History and his songwriting process. In this in-depth conversation, the Irish power pop legend talks about his origins in music, his collaborations with The Divine Comedy's Neil Hannon, and his reverence for his musical heroes like Michael Penn and Jeff Lynne.

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
512 Ratings

512 Ratings

sibarnes2000 ,

Listen even if you don’t like the artist

These interviews are always fascinating even when you don’t think you like the artist or even haven’t heard of them. Simon and Brian always do their homework and always manage to get a great interview as a result. The fact they also play snippets of songs means you get to hear what they are talking about and quite a few times I’ve found myself buying the track/album as a result.

Greg Bech ,

They Get Respect

The guys are clearly respected by the artist-interviewees. They do their homework, know their stuff and as a result they get great interviews, given in free flowing enthusiast manner by the songwriters.
As well as interviews from my favourite artists I have numerous new artists that I now love to listen to as a result of this podcast, respect for others that I still don’t really listen to, and I give my listening time to the later work of my faves who I wrongly assumed had gone off the boil.
Top notch pod !!!

You can call me miss ,

Great recommendation

Came here from a recommendation by Adam Buxton and when Dr Buckles prescribes I listen. Glad I did!

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