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Sodajerker talk Odessey & Oracle on Love That Album

The Zombies - Odessey & Oracle
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.

Songwriting podcast now on Stitcher Smart Radio


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.

Ben Folds Five to appear on Sodajerker Xmas podcast

Ben Folds Five and Sodajerker

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!

Our podcast featured in the Telegraph

Review in the Telegraph

We were humbled to be included in a short collection of the week’s best podcasts in the Telegraph recently alongside The Bugle and The Economist. Many thanks to Pete Naughton for such a great review! We are celebrating our first year of podcasting this month, so this comes as a very welcome surprise.

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.

If you haven’t yet checked out the show, you can get all of the episodes for free on our site, or in iTunes. Hope you enjoy the episodes. We have some very exciting stuff on the way too, so stay tuned!

Strippers vs Werewolves soundtrack

Strippers vs Werewolves soundtrack

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.

Check it out at the MovieScore Media website, or on the iTunes store.

iTunes episode of the week!

iTunes Podcast Episode of the Week

We  are very proud to announce that our podcast featuring songwriter, producer and drummer Narada Michael Walden has been selected by Apple as Podcast Episode of the Week! Thanks to the kind folks at Apple and everyone who downloaded and listened to this episode of Sodajerker On Songwriting. Feel free to check out our other episodes.

iTunes Podcasting – Episode of the Day

Episode of the Day on @iTunesPodcasts

We are very pleased that our interview with Guy Chambers was chosen by Apple as the episode of the day on their official @iTunesPodcasts Twitter account, June 19th, 2012. Guy spoke with us a couple of weeks ago about his work with Robbie Williams, Kylie Minogue, Jamie Cullum and others. Thanks to the boys and girls back in Cupertino, not to mention Mr Guy Chambers for taking the time to talk with us, and all of you for subscribing to the show in iTunes and listening in regularly.

Simon & Brian

Talk of the Town (demo)

Sodajerker demos
Here’s a recent demo of a song called ‘Talk of the Town’. We’ve since started to rework and re-record this song but we thought we’d post our demo here because we liked its rough vibe (we played and sang everything). This song came from Brian’s desire to write a synth pop tune that had the flavour of a 1970’s glam rock shuffle. We were thinking of Mike Chapman’s rough demos for songs like ‘Devil Gate Drive’ and ‘Ballroom Blitz’ when we started it.

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Fangs for the sync!

Strippers vs Werewolves

Forthcoming grindhouse-style British horror comedy Strippers Vs. Werewolves starring Steven Berkoff, Robert Englund, Lysette Anthony and Sarah Douglas among others, prominently features several songs by Sodajerker on its soundtrack.

When werewolf chief Jack Ferris is accidentally killed in a strip club, the girls who work there have until the next full moon before his bloodthirsty wolfpack seek murderous retribution.

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Competition celebrating first 10 shows

To celebrate the first ten episodes of Sodajerker On Songwriting, we’re giving away some amazing books that feature our talented guests. You may have noticed that at the very end of each episode of Sodajerker On Songwriting, we throw in a quote from a movie. To be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is follow these instructions.

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Stop press: Sodajerker make the papers

More than 10,000 people have now downloaded episodes of Sodajerker On Songwriting since the podcast launched on iTunes. As a result, we’ve started getting some press, especially in Liverpool.  This story in the attached image ran Tuesday March 20th 2012 in a local Liverpool paper. It talks about the success of the show and gives some info about us.

If you haven’t yet heard the show, Sodajerker On Songwriting features interviews with some of the world’s most successful songwriters, including Billy Steinberg (Like A Virgin, Eternal Flame, True Colors), Jimmy Webb (Wichita Lineman, MacArthur Park), Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil (You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’, On Broadway), writer/producer Todd Rundgren and Andy Partridge of XTC among many others.

Thanks to all of our listeners and to those who have reported this story. We have some exciting guests in store for future episodes. You might also be interested to see that the story is running on the Liverpool Echo website as well.

iTunes podcast homepage feature

iTunes feature

We just wanted to say thank you to everyone that has been supporting our songwriting podcast. We’re delighted to be very visible in the iTunes store at the moment with a nice promo from the folks at Apple UK and Europe. Our show Sodajerker On Songwriting has gone from strength to strength since launch, serving thousands of downloads of each episode to listeners all over the world.

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