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Verse Chorus Verse is the songwriters podcast. A conversation about being a musician. Join host Jack James and an array of musical guests - including Scott Hutchison (Frightened Rabbit), Alan Sparhawk (Low), Miaoux Miaoux, and Rachel Sermanni - as they attempt to decode the ethereal process of songwriting. Aiming to delve deeper than the base interview clichés of "where do your ideas come from?" and "what comes first, music or lyrics?" Hear exclusive live performances and never-before-heard works in progress. A conversation about ideas, process, and songs.

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Verse Chorus Verse is the songwriters podcast. A conversation about being a musician. Join host Jack James and an array of musical guests - including Scott Hutchison (Frightened Rabbit), Alan Sparhawk (Low), Miaoux Miaoux, and Rachel Sermanni - as they attempt to decode the ethereal process of songwriting. Aiming to delve deeper than the base interview clichés of "where do your ideas come from?" and "what comes first, music or lyrics?" Hear exclusive live performances and never-before-heard works in progress. A conversation about ideas, process, and songs.

    9 Alan Sparhawk (Low)

    9 Alan Sparhawk (Low)

    Alan Sparhawk from the minimalist indie-rock band Low talks about his personal songwriting process. Identifying ideas, putting the work in, and using techniques sparingly are all discussed. Listen to a fragment of a new song he’s piecing together, as w...

    • 52 min
    8 Emma Pollock

    8 Emma Pollock

    Singer-songwriter Emma Pollock wants to surprise and challenge herself as a songwriter, as she reveals how she shakes up the writing process. As founder of Chemikal Underground Records, Emma also offers a keen insight into the current state of the musi...

    • 1 hr 10 min
    7 Rachel Sermanni

    7 Rachel Sermanni

    Rachel Sermanni has been on a creative journey, but makes a stop-off in the Verse Chorus Verse bothy to share her songwriting secrets. Music vs Lyrics, Touring vs Camping, Buddhist Monastery vs Day Job. Hear two work-in-progress songs, and a live perfo...

    • 1 hr 19 min
    6 RM Hubbert

    6 RM Hubbert

    Guitarist RM Hubbert reveals his songwriting process, and divulges his top secret recording strategy for acoustic guitar. Is there a magic frequency? Hear a snippet from an upcoming collaboration with Aidan Moffat, as well as a live performance of “The...

    • 1 hr 4 min
    5 Alex Neilson (Trembling Bells)

    5 Alex Neilson (Trembling Bells)

    Drummer-songwriter Alex Neilson talks songwriting and discusses how he, as captain, steers the ship that is psych-folk rockers Trembling Bells. Hear an in-progress 'space shanty', recorded at a practice session, as well as a live acapella perfo...

    • 52 min
    4 Scott Hutchison (Frightened Rabbit)

    4 Scott Hutchison (Frightened Rabbit)

    Frightened Rabbit songwriter Scott Hutchison discusses wells, nuggets, and emotional outlets. Hear an in-progress song and what's niggling him about it, as well as a rousing acoustic version of Get Out - a single from Painting of a Panic Attack, ou...

    • 1 hr 7 min

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