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Apr 20, 2021

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In this episode, John catches up with Sam Lewis AKA SG Lewis to get lost in the disco grooves of his album ‘Times’.

Digging deep into the writing and production, Sam charts the development of the tracks right the way through from the demos and initial studio...


Apr 13, 2021

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In this episode, John is joined by slowthai and producer Kwes Darko at Iguana Studios, to talk about how they wrote, recorded and produced the album ‘Tyron’.

With voice messages, demos and stems in hand, Ty and Kwes lay out the development of each track, from...


Apr 5, 2021

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Catching up on some much-needed studio goodness, John returns to Mr Dan’s studio to chat with Conor and Tom of Fontaines D.C. and producer Dan Carey, about how they wrote, recorded and produced the albums 'Dogrel’ and ‘A Hero’s Death’.

With rehearsal room...


Mar 18, 2021

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In this very special episode John steps inside the jingle factory of podcaster, comedian, writer, actor and musician Adam Buxton. 

Digging into the depths of his archive, Adam charts his life and career breaking down the songs and jingles that punctuated each...


Mar 9, 2021

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In this episode, John heads to Black Barn Studios to chat with Paul Weller along with producer Stan Kybert and engineer Charles Rees, about how they wrote, recorded and produced the album ‘On Sunset’.

From recycling and resampling old tunes to recording new...