The Anchoress

Episode 223 – The Anchoress

Catherine Anne Davies aka The Anchoress talks about the expanded edition of her critically acclaimed record The Art of Losing, her approach to songwriting and production, and why there’s no such thing as great inspiration.

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Tears For Fears

Episode 222 – Tears For Fears

Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith of Tears For Fears discuss their excellent new record The Tipping Point, getting back to basics as songwriters, and classic hits from the past like ‘Mad World’, ‘Head Over Heels’, ‘Everybody Wants To Rule The World’ and ‘Sowing The Seeds Of Love’.

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Kiefer Sutherland

Episode 221 – Kiefer Sutherland

Actor and singer-songwriter Kiefer Sutherland joins Sodajerker for a chat about his new album Bloor Street and his creative process. Kiefer talks about writing from experience, how his acting informs his songwriting, and why he loves to write at his kitchen island.

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Steven Van Zandt

Episode 220 – Steven Van Zandt

Singer-songwriter, producer and actor Steven Van Zandt sits down with Simon and Brian in Manchester, UK, for an inspiring conversation about songwriting and arranging, his expansive musical history, and forays into other art forms. The E Street Band guitarist also talks about his creative partnership with Bruce Springsteen, early records with Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, and the five crafts of rock.

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Tim Rice

Episode 219 – Tim Rice

Decorated lyricist Sir Tim Rice chats with Simon and Brian about his writing process and his extraordinary career in musical theatre and film. In this wide-ranging conversation, Tim discusses the business of launching shows like Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita and Chess, his illustrious collaborations with Andrew Lloyd Webber, Sir Elton John, ABBA’s Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, and songs for films like The Lion King and Aladdin.

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LP

Episode 218 – LP

Acclaimed singer-songwriter LP joins Simon and Brian for a freewheeling conversation about their new album Churches, the art of whistling, collaborating with greats like Dan Wilson and Billy Steinberg, and why they’ll never co-write on Zoom.

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Duran Duran

Episode 217 – Duran Duran

Duran Duran’s Simon Le Bon and John Taylor talk with Sodajerker about their exciting new record FUTURE PAST. During the chat, the pair reflect on the band’s creative process, including their approach to groove, tempo and melody, and their recent collaborations with Graham Coxon and Giorgio Moroder.

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Tori Amos

Episode 216 – Tori Amos

Tori Amos joins Simon and Brian for a chat about her new record Ocean to Ocean and her songwriting process. The bewitching singer-songwriter and pianist gives a detailed account of her practice, including the art of following her muses, stocking her sonic pantry, and taking inspiration from Bruce Lee.

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Adam Granduciel

Episode 215 – The War On Drugs

Adam Granduciel of The War On Drugs sits down with Simon and Brian to discuss the band’s latest record I Don’t Live Here Anymore and how it was shaped and reshaped prior to release. During the conversation, Adam explains his creative process, his experimental approach to recording, and why it’s important to have a very well-organised Dropbox.

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Brian, Simon and Adam

Bonus: 10th Anniversary Q&A with Adam Buxton

To celebrate 10 years of the Sodajerker podcast, we sat down for a special tin anniversary Q&A hosted by podcasting megalodon and very nice man Adam Buxton. In this lively ramble chat, we answer listener questions and talk about everything from our favourite guests and their songwriting tips to PR shenanigans, TV’s breastfeeding boyfriends and more!

Special thanks to Dr Buckles for his kind participation. You can find The Adam Buxton Podcast wherever stellar content is streamed.

Ricky Ross

Episode 214 – Ricky Ross

Ricky Ross of Deacon Blue joins Sodajerker to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the band’s third studio album Fellow Hoodlums. During the chat, Ricky talks about his songwriting process across his career, co-writing with artists like James Blunt, the roots of Scottish soul, and the band’s recent creative renaissance.

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Giles with Brian and Simon

Bonus: Giles Martin on Remixing The Beatles

October 15th 2021 sees the release of a remixed special edition of Let It Be, the final album by The Beatles. To celebrate the occasion, Simon and Brian sat down with the excellent Giles Martin to talk about his work remixing The Beatles at Abbey Road Studios, the songwriting of Lennon & McCartney, his work on Peter Jackson’s forthcoming documentary series The Beatles: Get Back, and memories of his father, Sir George Martin.

For more information on what’s contained within the physical and digital expanded editions, visit The Beatles.

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