The Anfield Wrap is a hugely popular award-winning podcast, website and radio show based in Liverpool. They’ve just published the second issue of their lovely free iPad/iPhone magazine containing an interview with Simon and Brian of Sodajerker. In the article, entitled ‘Going for a Song’, the songwriting team and fellow Liverpool-based podcasters talk about the first year of their popular show Sodajerker On Songwriting, how they got started, and some of their prominent guests.
Our interview with Richard M. Sherman has made the virtual pages of Songwriting Magazine, the brilliant and comprehensive UK based website dedicated to the art and craft. Thanks to the kind people at Songwriting for featuring our podcast and our interviews so prominently. You may remember that our Ben Folds Five interview also made the cut a few months ago.
Episode 40 of Sodajerker On Songwriting is due for release tomorrow and features an hour with the seminal alternative American band They Might Be Giants. So look out for that! In the meantime, head over to Songwriting to read the Richard M. Sherman piece in full.
Our interview with Ben Folds Five has recently been featured in Songwriting Magazine, a fantastic website dedicated to the art and craft of making original music. Thanks to everyone at Songwriting for for their excellent transcription and for the nice mention of our show.
We’re currently on a production hiatus with the podcast but we’ll be back soon for the run up to episode 50. In the meantime, head over to Songwriting to read the piece in full.
Having had two great podcast interviews postponed in the space of a fortnight, we were more than a little pleased to see some love for our Sherman Brothers episode in the form of this blog post by the great Cory Doctorow over at Boing Boing.
This single blog post has meant that, overnight, our interview with Richard M. Sherman has become our most downloaded episode ever, with thousands upon thousands of new listeners grabbing the file and many of you sharing the link on Twitter too. Thanks to Cory for pointing the traffic hose at us and cheers to all of the other blogs that ran with the story. You can follow Cory Doctorow on Twitter, here.
If you haven’t yet heard the episode in question, it’s here.
Just a quick update from us on what’s happening with the On Songwriting podcast. You might be pleased to know that we are currently being featured by Apple on the front of the iTunes podcasts homepage in the UK and Europe for our interview with Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe winning Hall of Fame songwriter Paul Williams (The Carpenters, Bugsy Malone, The Muppets).
Just wanted to alert our podcast listeners to this nice mention for the show in the Best of Liverpool section of the Liverpool Echo, March 7, 2013. Thanks to Merseyside’s foremost newspaper for the hat tip, it’s great to be named ‘Ones to Watch’ – or ‘Ones to Listen To’ if you will…
Brian and Simon appeared on the Love That Album podcast to talk about Odessey & Oracle, the classic album by The Zombies. You can hear it using the player above or via iTunes.
Odessey & Oracle is a truly amazing record and one that we hold dear. Hope you’ll check out this conversation. Many thanks to the very affable and knowledgeable host Maurice Bursztynski for having us on.
Happy New Year to you all! Just a quick blog post to let you know that our podcast ‘Sodajerker On Songwriting’ is now available on Stitcher Radio On Demand. They have a free app for iOS and Android that allows you to listen wherever you are without Wi-Fi or a cellular connection (no downloading or syncing). It’s even available on some car dashboards! What will they think of next?
We don’t have any advertisers or sponsors on the podcast, so we won’t harp on too much about Stitcher, lest you think we’ve sold out to The Man. Nonetheless, some of the biggest podcasts in the world are part of Stitcher, and so we are proud to also have our episodes featured on their network. Check out their app and get your fix of our interviews with some of the world’s most successful songwriters.
We’ll be seeing out 2012 in style with a podcast every week in December culminating in a special episode with one of the finest piano-fuelled beat combos ever to walk the earth – Ben Folds Five! Simon and Brian caught up with the band in Manchester on their current UK tour to talk songwriting and their new album The Sound of the Life of the Mind. Look out for that in the week prior to Xmas. Until then, we’ll be filling up your feed faster than a generous farmer. Enjoy!
Thanks to everyone who has supported us in our work thus far and for all of your emails and comments. We are thrilled to be connecting with songwriting fans around the world and your support means a lot to us.
Grammy nominated Swedish soundtrack label MovieScore Media have released the soundtrack for the cult British horror comedy Strippers vs Werewolves featuring the instrumental score by Neil Chaney and songs by Sodajerker.
It is available now on iTunes, catalogue no. SWD0003.