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you love it!
you love it!

And you will love this weeks’s selection that includes Spiral Stairs ~ Third World Waterfall, Wax Ersatz ~ Temporary Pictures, Scandinavia ~ HMV is Dead, The Attic Ends ~ Fortress, The Cherry Bluestorms ~ By Your Leave, Nick Tann ~ Crazy Momma , Related to Merv ~ Drunken Heart, Belizer ~ Pictures, Prizeday ~ Warzone, Anna Neale ~ Fire, Tom Fuller ~ Doing Nothing, American Hollow ~ Operator, Evanstar ~ Wounds, Scott Turchin ~ Cornucopia,Al Goodwin ~ The Stone That Bought The Girl.

My sincerest apologies to Flearoy and Related to Merv  for not mentioning their fine tracks Flearoy ~ Holding up The World and Related to Merv ~ Drunken Hero.

All good eh?


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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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Another buffet from which you, dear listener, can pick and fill your plate from.

In no specific order I play Oresteia ~ Helen, The Robbie Boyd Band ~ I Won’t Let You Go, Caroline’s Capuchin ~ Robot Song AND Precipice, SandRiver ~ A Letter (To the loves of Emma), Jonnie Murpie ~ Open Up, The Cherry BlueStorms ~ Fear of Gravity (alt version), Don’t Make Me Wait from my Vinyl Project and an interview with that nice Rob Batley from the band Stone Pony where we talked about his new e and I played a a track Lonely for Some Honesty from it.  

All just a bit marvelous eh?



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Did you miss me? Well I’m back with a bucketfull of the best independent music you have ever heard. In no particular order I played The Cherry Bluestones – By Your Leave, Catfish & The Bottlemen – Sidewinder, Vivid Nation – We’re Not The Same, We Steal Flyers – Our World, Sigurdor Gudmunson ~ Naem, Killing No Murder – Reality TV Star, Captain Backfire – Double Kid, Jon Gomm – Gloria, Lock n Load – Lock n Load and a song from me Don’t from my new  “Big Set”.

I interviewed the amazing Anja McCloskey and she also plays a brand new track “Black Coffee” live in the ITTO studio.

I also mentioned The Hot Potatoes Podcast but you’d best give that a wide birth unless you like crazy British potato humour.

I’ll be back next week with more of the best music you have never heard.

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I am away on holiday so this podcast is appearing through the magic that is time travel. As I haven’t had many new tracks sent, I have taken the opportunity to go back and play some of the tracks that I played at the very start of the podcasts history.

I played The Wilton Project ~ Diana, The Cherry Bluestorms ~ Diana, Sonny ~ Something in the Water, Sigurdor Guomundsson ~ Gengi? á Gufunum, Paul Liddell ~ Ghost Car, Will Kriski ~ Metal Mayhem, Liz Longley ~ Rush and an old Drunk On Logic Version of All I Think About Is You.

I slipped in an old Watch With Mothers song review, remember them?

Lots of things associated with this podcast will have happened automatically but don’t be fooled, I am in Portugal.

More pre recorded fun next week!

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This Thing IS On!!


Yes, I have finally got my arse into gear and now the compilation cd is ready!!


This is what you get

Camp Out ~ Make Myself Sick ~

Matt Stevens ~ Burned Out Car ~

The Cherry Bluestorms ~ Fear of Gravity ~

Tim Farrell ~ The Backpacker ~

Gideon’s Demise ~ Fusion ~

Allen Wentz ~ Psychotic ~

Amaya Huntley ~ Regrets ~

Bubonic Funk ~ Position of Power ~

Tom Caulfield ~ Miss Valentine ~

Paul Liddell ~ Ghost Car ~

Nick Tann ~ Life is a River ~

King Never ~ The City ~

Tom Bishel ~ The Feeling of Home ~


All tracks beautifully mastered by Matt McCabe at

All these tracks for only £5 plus postage

So now you want to buy it yes?

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And what a podcast it is.

I play a great track from Flearoy ~ Tiger Lilly, A track from the new album by Georgian megastars Belizer ~ Autumn and a great new track from Wax Ersatz ~ Out In The Cold.

There then follows a great interview with the talented and groovey Cherry Bluestorms Glen Laughlan (not Craig Mclachlan, idiot!)  and Deborah Gee where they tell me about their new album, playing in America and their parrot Winston. Finishing off with playing a new track from their as yet unfinished album Bad Penny Opera.

As a pallet cleanser I then played a lovely tune by Ernesto Shnack ~Build followed by Doyle and the Forefathers ~When Will The Children Learn.

I ended with a comedy tune that I produced for the Hot Potatoes Comedy Podcast ~ Inflammatory Bowel Disease, lovely.

Have a lovely week until the next one!