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Two young musicians have taken it upon themselves to write a new song from scratch every week, then to share their songs with each other and the world. Each episode, Roger Heathers and Declan Kitchener deconstruct the theory and process of writing music, then probably go off topic to talk about how amazing the Beatles are or something.

If you'd like to share your song that you wrote in a week with us, or perhaps join us as a guest, then get in touch with us via our e-mail address weeklysongpodcast@gmail.com.

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    • 4.7, 3 Ratings

Two young musicians have taken it upon themselves to write a new song from scratch every week, then to share their songs with each other and the world. Each episode, Roger Heathers and Declan Kitchener deconstruct the theory and process of writing music, then probably go off topic to talk about how amazing the Beatles are or something.

If you'd like to share your song that you wrote in a week with us, or perhaps join us as a guest, then get in touch with us via our e-mail address weeklysongpodcast@gmail.com.

    EP90: Blitzkrieg Fugue? Blimey! (Music | Songwriting)

    EP90: Blitzkrieg Fugue? Blimey! (Music | Songwriting)

    Answering a question from the audience, Roger and Declan discuss their favourite chord variations.

    Roger's Weekly Listening:
    1. Outkast - SouthernPlayalisticCadilacMusik
    2. Todd Rundgren - Runt
    3. Ween - Shinola Vol. 1

    Declan's Weekly Listening:
    1. Hamilton Soundtrack
    2. 10cc - Bloody Tourists
    3. Brian Fallon - Sleepwalkers

    • 1 hr 5 min
    EP89: I'm Just An Idiot Who Likes Fast Songs (Music | Songwriting)

    EP89: I'm Just An Idiot Who Likes Fast Songs (Music | Songwriting)

    This week marks the last episode of season 9 of the WSP.

    Declan and Roger take a look back the mountainous highs and the swingin' lows. Some fun chats about how to take a song from demo to full production.

    This season's roud-up also included a challenge to re-write The Beatles' 'Sexy Sadie'. Sorry about that.

    Thank you all so much for listening and getting involved with the show. If you want to contact us and have your email read on the show, please email weeklysongpodcast@gmail.com or leave an audio message on our IG, @weeklysongpodcast

    Declan's Weekly Listening:
    1. The Beatles - Help!
    2. Felix Hagan & The Family - Attention Seeker
    3. Deaf Havana - All These Countless Nights

    Roger's Weekly Listening:
    1. Ween - Shinola Vol. 1
    2. Ween - Shinola Vol. 1
    3. Ween - Shinola Vol. 1

    • 1 hr 19 min
    EP88: Bouncing Dave Grohl (Music | Songwriting)

    EP88: Bouncing Dave Grohl (Music | Songwriting)

    This week, Roger writes a song influenced by Being John Malkovitch, and Declan needs less coffee. Or possibly more.

    Send us your music, comments and feedback! weeklysongpodcast@gmail.com

    Roger's Weekly Listening:
    1. The Lemon Twigs - Foolin' Around/Tailor Made
    2. Ween - La Cucaracha
    3. The Lemon Twigs - Live in Favour of Tomorrow

    Declan's Weekly Listening:
    1. Elvis Costello - This Year's Model
    2. HAIM - Women in Music, Pt III
    3. The Beatles - Please Please Me

    • 1 hr 11 min
    EP87: Minor Sounds Sad, Diminished Sounds Evil (Music | Songwriting)

    EP87: Minor Sounds Sad, Diminished Sounds Evil (Music | Songwriting)

    This week Declan showcased the influence of 'patter songs' from musicals on his upbeat song, 'It's Just How I Am'.
    Roger writes 'The Only One', a song based on simple chords, but with a focus on structures inspired by Todd Rundgren and others.

    Email the show: weeklysongpodcast@gmail.com

    • 1 hr
    EP86: I'm Not An Octogenarian Scouser (Music | Songwriting)

    EP86: I'm Not An Octogenarian Scouser (Music | Songwriting)

    Two new songs from Roger and Declan, a discussion on whether to write words or music first, an appearance by the Countdown clock, and voice notes that make you go "woah!"

    Send us your music, comments and feedback! weeklysongpodcast@gmail.com

    Roger's Weekly Listening:
    1. The Lemon Twigs - Go To School
    2. Father John Misty - Pure Comedy
    3. Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear

    Declan's Weekly Listening:
    1. Paul McCartney - Memory Almost Full
    2. Paul McCartney - Chaos and Creation in the Backyard
    3. Frank Turner - Live in Newcastle

    • 57 min
    EP85: You Just Turn Into Beyoncé (Music | Songwriting)

    EP85: You Just Turn Into Beyoncé (Music | Songwriting)

    This week Declan and Roger are back with two freshly written songs, as well as... well, a rather long digression into UK television in the middle.

    Send us your music, comments and feedback! weeklysongpodcast@gmail.com

    Roger's Weekly Listening:
    1. De La Soul - 3 Feet High And Rising
    2. Happy Rhodes - Rhodes I
    3. Jay Electronica - That collection of various songs which is available online, but which doesn't actually have a title.

    Declan's Weekly Listening:
    1. Mallory Knox - Wired
    2. Benji Owen - Breathin' Sun, Dancin' Moon
    3. Queen - Made In Heaven

    • 45 min

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Cool to listen to other songwriters’ process

I’m a songwriter myself and I think it’s really cool to listen to you guys go through your process of writing.

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