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BLIMUS!

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Here we go again kids. Here are the listings for this weeks show.

Inherit The Stars ~ Here at the Edge, Plastic Barricades ~ Shine, Dirty Proper ~ Not Turning Back, Gums & Callum Baird ~ Grangemouth at Dawn, Bon Saints ~ Bravado, Helen Sanderson-White ~ Without You, Dan Whitehouse ~ My Heart Doesn’t Age (it just gets old),  Matt Stevens ~ Oxymoron, Travis Waltons ~ Homewrecker, Emily Wolfe ~ Lionheart

Please vote below if you want me to play any of them again in next weeks show.

 

 

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Is This Thing On Podcast Episode 159 New Year Special

Nick Tann - £2 pound coin
Nick Tann – £2 pound coin

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Yes, the results are in. This weeks New Years Special was voted for by the great unwashed i.e. your good selves, well some of you!

All artists that received over 1 vote were added to this weeks playlist and include these fine and talented folk: Grant Sharkey, The Cherry Bluestorms, Anja McCloskey, Emily Wolfe, Marvin B Naylor, The Fierce & The Dead, Liz Longley, Paul Liddell, Bela Takes Chase, Stuart McNair, Sean McGowan, Postcode, Clara Barker, Matt Stevens, Helen Austin, Nick Tann….of course!

Thanks for all that voted and for all of you that have taken the time to listen week after week. You are all helping support new music just by doing that.

More next week and if you are just reading this wondering which tracks I actually played then all you have to do is BLOODY LISTEN!

 

 

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Jack Daniels had more than a little influence tonight but all for the good!
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As well as music from Tim Somerfield ~ There There (my dear), Sarah Kilili ~ Dutchman, The Little Unsaid ~ Blankets, Tzuriel Kastel ~ Not Alone, Helicopter Quartet _ Frida, The Dead Social Club ~ Let Love Die, Jim Byrne ~ Empty Chair, The Fierce and The Dead ~ On VHS, David Simnel ~ Blackbird Takes a Dive and a little tune by me Nick Tann there is also an interview with the very lovely Melissa James  talking about her new album.

All good nothing bad!

 

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Is This thing On Podcast classic episode 59

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 https://www.myspace.com/becksmusic 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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Is This Thing On Podcast Classic episode 19

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 22nd February 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

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Some of the best music you have never heard! In no particular order you can hear Rainer StraschilMatt Stevens, The Wilton Project, Fernwood and ME!



Watch With Mothers review tunes by VegaFunky Poets and Hamilton




I chat to Matt about Last FM and Myspace


The winner of last weeks First Fifteen Sunna Gunnlaugs get their track played in full and James Leblonde comes up with a jingle for this weeks.
 
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The Vinyl Project

Dear podcast listeners, please indulge me. All I ask is a few minutes of your time to read a few words about my new album. I thank you…

The Vinyl Project
The Vinyl Project

Back in July 2009 I was chatting with my good friend and mentor Matt Stevens when I mentioned that I had an idea to make a proper vinyl record. Matt agreed this was a pretty cool idea and suggested I asked people to prepay for the album to make it affordable.

So The Vinyl Project was born.

In 2011, thanks to a generous donation by the amazing Mike Taylor and a happy band of others, I had made enough to go into the studio and to record the album. So on the afternoon of 4th March 2011, 18 months later, I and a few friends Drew Harris, The Real Raj, Justin & Jamie Wayne, Matt Stevens and my wife Debs all turned up at the wonderful Livingstone studios in North London and I recorded this album. It was all recorded live in the studio by the fantastic Kevin Feazey who did a marvellous job not only on the day but also later when he mastered the album.

So fast forward to 2012, the pre payments have been coming in dribs and drabs, I could see that it was going to take years until I would have enough to press the proper vinyl that the name of the project suggests so I made a decision. I would produce the Vinyl Project as a Vinyl CD and here it is.

It’s not the vinyl that I had been dreaming of but it is still an album that I am very proud of.

The Vinyl Project
The Vinyl Project

 

It has the look  feel of a classic vinyl album complete with gatefold sleeve but it is a cd.

For a number of reasons I am making it available to subscribers only. This may change in the future. To subscribe to my newsletter and therefore pay what you want for this album, simply add your email address in the box below. It’s easy to unsubscribe at a later date if you wish, honest.


Apart from the people I have already mentioned I would like to thank Sam Scarrott, Mirjana Tann, Lisa Von-Schneidau, Janice Howe, Ryan Casey, Adrian Lightly, Tracy Chapman, Andrew Butcher, Corinne Mackenzie, Sigurdor Gudmundsson, Debbs Allanson, Sarah L Boyd, Dave from UK Surfcams, Steve Morton, Xan Phillips, Matt Kassell, Ian Cree, Michael Lamb, Kate Laine-Turner, Linda Mills, Marilyn Madsen and Hannah Lincecum not only for prepaying for a product that didn’t even exist at the time but also for their support, encouragement and patience. Without them, there would be no Vinyl Project.

 

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Is This Thing On? Podcast Matt Stevens Xmas Special

Matt Stevens and Nick Tann
Matt Stevens and Nick Tann

Merry Xmas one and all and welcome to an Is This Thing On Podcast,  Matt Stevens Xmas special. An interview interspersed with some of Matt’s music.

We cover topics such as babies, how Matt writes songs, the loneliness of a solo artist, will Matt EVER sing? to what kind of guitar does he use and many more.

Sit back, relax and let it all wash over you….

 

To visit Matt’s website simply click here