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Nick Tann is this thing on
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A very music heavy podcast this week with great sounds from Greg Anderson ~ Believer, Kidd Russell ~ Juice, Zosh Cardo ~ Reconstruct yourself, Trophy Band ~ Funeral, States of Matter ~ Only Lovers Left Alive, Decode ~ Days After You, Andrew Foster~Memory Maze, La Peculiar ~ Enjoy the Show, Mailman ~ Wide Awake Club, The One and Only Come Around, Ex Libras ~ Teenage Eyes, Juana Ghani ~ Murder of Crows, Michael Sharp ~ Just In Time.

My only request this week is that you like my bandpage

When you do I am sure wonderful things will happen….or something. Thanks anyway.

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Because I am away I have decided to post some old or CLASSIC episodes of the podcast to keep you all interested, hopefully….

This podcast first went live 29th November 2010 and has all the classic features. I won’t spoil the surprises but I will post the original notes below. Please remember that this is over two years old and some of the information, websites etc, do not exist and/or may have changed. ENJOY

A bumper episode this week full of wonderful stuff.

My opening track was from the magnificent Schnauser Schnauser followed by the small but perfectly formed Clara Barker.  An exclusive little track from Indigo Earth (I think), then that nice Mr Paul Lane from Unplug the Jukebox came in and told us about Under the Laurels and Johnny 5th Wheel and the Cowards.  Veronica from Boobie Wednesday told us about her site and if you click here you can see this weeks “pair of the week” and they belong to Veronica herself.

Next came a great track from Japanese indie band Suinseinoboaz with many thanks to Jpoplover for that. The sadly one off “Song Story” featured the the mighty Matt Stevens .

I then played the great Fez mentioning that if you love them or have nothing better to do then pop over to and vote for them. I then played beautiful tracks fro The LCD and Tom Caulfield finishing off with a live instrumental from me.

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A bumper crop of fine music this week featuring in no particular order Clara Barker ~ With You, Owen Hackett ~ Come Back To me, Son of Eagle ~ Another Song, White Bone Rattle ~ The Feryman, The Scene Continental ~ Stranger, Black Mamba ~ To Be Honest, Leibowitz ~ So Fla So Good, Isaw ~ Massimo, Tragic O’Hara, Big Block 454 ~ Pyjamagedon, Ex Libras ~ Teenage Eyes, Drunk On Logic ~ Subcontinental Travelsick Blues and a nice little instrumental from me.

Dave Miles from A Cup Of Tea and a Piece of Cake came and talked about …….

This is the last podcast for a while as I am taking a short break.

The next podcast should go live on the 4th December. In the meantime why not catch up with some of the old podcasts? They’re all here….

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NIck Tann

A lovely band episode this week featuring in no particular order Burning Shapes ~ Silence Amplifies, The Carousel ~ Thelma, Jamie & The Portraits ~ What a Croc, Haunted Stereo ~ Can You See My Side?, Indigo Earth ~ Cold Light of Day, These Fine Galleons ~ The Entity, Shoulders of Giants ~Code of a Madman, SandRiver ~ The Reprisal (Kid Dust pt2), Postcode ~ Drop Dead & Paul Liddell ~ Boots.

I chatted with Dave Miles from A Cup of Tea and a Piece of Cake fame, played an old song of mine performed by my old band and made mention of my brand new album that you should all buy!

What’s not to like??

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Yes a little late this week as life got in the way.

I played some beautiful tunes people!

In no particular order ( I haven’t got the time!) Clara Barker ~ Care of Princess, Broken Valves ~ What is Right?, Anja McCloskey ~ Stephanie, By The Rivers ~ Run Around, Vallis ~ Accident-Emergency, Matt Stevens ~ Burnt Out Car, Raquel Aurilia ~ There’s Time, Big Block 454 ~ Blind Jack of Knaresborough, Indigo Earth ~ Land Of Dreams, Liz Longley ~ Unraveling and a little tune by good old me Nick Tann!

Paul Lane and myself talked outside a pub in the wind and I nibbled my nuts!

Paul talked about the Children of Mercy cd in aid of Cystic Fibrosis. Below is the press release


Spokane, Wash. (April 1st, 2011) — A good cause is always worth supporting, so the fact that the Children of Mercy book and CD compilation help out two causes make this project a must-see. Children of Mercy: Tale and Teachings From The World of Independent Music is a collection of stories and essays by several elite members of the indie music world that will not only open the eyes of the outside world to the independent music scene but also raise money to fight Cystic Fibrosis.

Along with the compilation CD, the book brings to light stories from the independent music scene while it raises money for the fight against Cystic Fibrosis, a disease that has affected the son of one the contributors, Swedish musician and writer Ola NybergRon Trembath, creator of the project, pursued funding for the book publishing on Kickstarter and obtained over $2900 in pledges to ensure that 100% of the profits and royalties from the book go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in the US, as well as the Cystic Fibrosis Trust in the UK.

Anna Lynne Williams of the indie folk legends Trespassers William, Anja McCloskey of Haunted Stereo& Sotones Records, Shawn Fogel of Golden Bloom, and Portland Mercury journalist Ryan Feigh, andPastime Records CEOAndy Botterill are just some of the artists, producers, label runners, promoters, writers, and listeners from the world of independent music that have contributed their essays on life in the independent music scene. A wide array of topics including, DIY, effects of the internet, performing, break ups, and indie history will be found in this treasure trove of indie music perspectives. The book seeks to open the eyes to the outside world on how tough it can be to be a solely independent musician as well as highlight why it might just be the only true way to be a real artist in the musical world. It also gives advice to those currently living the independent music “dream” or those that are interested in creating music without the fear of losing their soul to the media monster know as the mainstream.

The compilation CD was released on The Beechfields Record Label on February 8th.  The book was released through Marquette Books LLC on April 1st.  Physical CDs include artwork by San Diego based pop artist Kathie Bayne.  The CD includes tracks by MoneytreeMenhirs Of Er Grah, Lotte Kestner (Anna-Lynne Williams’ solo project), Robin Grey, Cleeman and The Pristines. The album is also currently available on CDBaby!  Tracks from the album have already been heard on WVVY in Martha’s Vineyard MA, KYRS in Spokane WA, KZUU in Pullman WA, and KJHK in Lawrence KS.  As well as features in DrunkenWerewolf MagazinePacific Northwest Inlander, and Rolling Stone (Indonesia).  FOR PHYSICAL REVIEW COPY, E-MAIL RON AT CHILDRENOFMERCYBOOK@GMAIL.COM or SIMPLY REPLY HERE AND RECEIVE ONE ASAP!

Additional Children of Mercy news can be found at: or

Children of Mercy Bandcamp:

Also find Children of Mercy on Facebook and Myspace!

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This weeks podcast included a track from the new Planes over Paris album ~ Distant Earth, ‘Til Dusk ~ Honey Just Walk It, The Robbie Boyd Band ~ Orion’s Belt, The Lost Souls Club ~ Your Children Are Safe With Us, Kid Russell ~ Paradise, The Jerk – Tales From the road- Sergio Beercock, The Wilton Project ~ Diana, Will Kriski ~ Kerry’s Jig, The Real Raj ~ Ingenue, the brand new self released single from Kajagoogoo  (yes, THAT Kajagoogoo!)~ Death Defying Headlines and a little track by me.

Paul Lane and I also got a little drunk and talked about These Fine Galleons.


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I’m flying solo this week but managed to get through the hour!

Great tracks from Hot Vamp Club, Gideon’s Demise, Eastern Conference Champions, Frankey, Postcode, The Glass Child, Sophie Peacock and good old me!

Paul Lane from Unplug the Jukebox came along and waxed, waxed lyrical he did!

In geeks corner I explained why last weeks podcast was late.

There’s a nice little poll to play on, expect more in the future!

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