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Is This Thing On? Nick Tann's Independent Music Podcast


The best music you have never heard

The best music you have never heard


Southampton, United Kingdom




The best music you have never heard




More March

Yes ambassador, I AM spoiling y0u! More great tracks this week from with new tracks and some from the 2010 archive kicking off with my favourite track from their new album Broken Links – Cold War, Hanna & Kerttu – December, Gordon Taggart – Be The Ones, Steve Hewitt – Dreaming Again, the Wilton Project […]


Is This Thing On Again 2008/2010

In a retrospective look at the music played on the podcast I feature some of the tunes I played in shows from 2008 to 2010. This is just a part one with more to come very soon. Some of these bands don’t exist any more and some of the artists don’t perform which is a […]


March on eh?

Bit of an odd one this but that’s what what happens when you’ve been locked down for a year! You might be pleased to hear that I didn’t have a stroke or a migraine…. Anyhoo some great tunes look at this The New Twenty’s – You Got Me Good, Jess Mc Allister – The Bushiest […]


It’s about time

I was talking about motivation and the self motivated musician when there is motivation, I’m finding it a bit tricky to be honest so I am in full admiration for you all. ….. I’m very pleased people are still making new music and what wonderful music it is! Broken Links – The Day Called X, […]


2021 then….

Skinny Knowledge- Keep Me Out, Apteeki – What’s Real, Stone Dead John – Different Like Me, Dakota Simpson – Flaneur, Sally and Brian – Donnez le Moi, Tali Trow – Humming Bird, Roly Witherow – The Bird and the Frog, Einsam – Stuck Pig, Nick Tann – I forget which track it was, Lital – […]


Ho Ho erm..

Hello, my name is Nick Tann and welcome to my Is This Thing On Podcast Since 2008 artists from all over the planet have been sending me their tracks to play on the show. I sort the great from the not so great and compile them in a weekly podcast for your delectation. The podcast […]


Afore we go..

Back into lockdown, lets take some great tunes with us. This episode includes Chuck Charles – My TV Friends (San Diego, USA), Corpulent Provocateur – Test (Czech), Alien Feelings – Scream (Wrexham), Lindzey Autumn – Bad Influence (Boise, Idaho USA), Doozer McDooze – Panic Attack (UK), The Mojo Slide – Goodman Down (Cambridgeshire, UK), Nick […]


Back in the room.. again

Back in the room with some amazing music this week, including Halan – I don’t know you, Half Decent – Morning After, Piqued Jacks – Safety Distance, Gambling Hearts – These Days, Isla – Don’t Love Me, Kmodo – The Things You Know, Mike Nisbet – Red Hot New York, Nick Tann – Crazy (Demo), […]


July July

Lucky to have Flis Pitman join Chris Smith and myself for another panel show with music from The Final Clause of Tacitus - War Elephant, Kmodo - When You're Ready, Tre Fo Boyz - Boyz in the Hood, Michael James - Solicitus, Atari Pilot - Wrong Captain, NoPrism - House of Smith, Little Brother Eli - Perfect, Nick Tann - Coming Home (instrumental)



Yes, I've done it again! It could become a habit this... Another show with a panel of well informed and opinionated examples of human beings. this week they are in the fine form of Katy Lou, Anna Neal and Paula Frost. I'm afraid the sound quality 'isn't that great as I'm recording these with bits of string and tape BUT I will get it right soon. The music is ace though with Cold Water Swimmers - Be My Sunshine, Emker Cel - Window, Becky Fishwick - Know You Know, Elizabeth Joan Kelly & Geiger...



So dear listener, a treat for you this time, a feast of bloody manhood in the pleasing shapes of Matt Kassell (April Maybe May & Emker Cel), Chris Smith (local promoter) and Lewis Jones (another local promoter) giving their opinions on the fine tracks I plucked out of the treasure chest of musical delights this month. These fine examples of men give their opinions on Freya Ward - 1 Way Trip to Mars, New Luna - Prunus, Azz - I'm Not Ready, The Mojo Slide - Good Times, Those Fucking Snowflakes...


Massive May Podcast!

Combining 2 podcasts into 1 this month to bring you 90 minutes of quality new tunes you have never heard. Jaw dropping songs from some genuinely talented artists. This shows playlist includes Katherine Aly - Misty Me, Joe Bygraves - Wild Nights, Half Decent - Every Single Moment, Intentional Overdose - Satan is Bad, Plastic Ghost - An Equation, Cosmic Ninja - Break the Silence, Theo Mizu Music - Capoeirando, The Final Curse of Tacitus - Nobody gets out alive, Elis - Thank You, Tenacity -...


Why? Why? Why?

Many questions asked in this weeks episode as well as a big one answered together with some amazing music from Vian Isaac – London Air Raids, The Midnight Wrens – Trouble in Suburbia, Shanghai Treason – Hangman, Recluse – Stomah, Olly E – I Refuse, Brief Candle – Don Juan, The British IBM – […]


April Hunker number whatever…

With artists and pluggers working overtime trying to get airplay (and who can blame them as there's fuck all else to do) I needed to push out another episode lest my folder split.... So here you are, spoilt for choice so have them all! This is what you have this week you lucky people TV Face - Like Dominoes, Sam Kneale - I Don't Mind, Puppet Theory - Someone For You, Marco Sysma - Standing Alone, Nick Tann - Can't Get Happy (live), King Never - Stick In The Mud, Faith Bardhill - Not So...


April hunker

7 Spies - Chameleon, The Zealots - Beautiful, The Screens - The Boy Who Waved, The Hollow Doors - What's The Point?, Emily Wolfe - Lion Heart, People - One Giant Loop For Mankind, Mummy Short Arms, Paul McClure - Unremarkable ME, Jon Gomm - Gloria


Well, that escalated

I’m the one in the middle. It didn’t end well…. “nicktannrocks” GTA Online Well wha a two weeks eh? I’m back with some amazing music you have never heard before and me banging on about stuff. This weeks playlist Dead Reynolds – Lines, Corpulent Provocateur – Brown, Graces Collide – Another Sun, Alien Sun […]


March on!

This months great playlist looks a little like this Nora Anna - Be Patient, Ella's Boyfriend - Sweet & Vicious, The Zealots - Confess, Kelly and the Saint - Lover and a Rebel, Aiko - Bad Influence, We Three Kings - S'alright, Little Brother Eli - Giving You Up, Eyes Like The Sky - This Aged Ground, Steve Hewitt - Light Gone Out, Slim Paul - Let Me In, Lute - Victim of the Fall, Nick Tann - How Do You Sleep, Aurelia - Haine


February 2020

Here we are again for another snapshot of some of the music that has been sent to me this year so far. Nigel Thomas – Your Fire, Pete Gardiner – Bourbon and the Truth, Dres_, Made up Make Up, Red Vex – Air, Amongst Liars – Over and Over, Stormy Strong – Holiday, Tenkatestraat – […]


Happy New Year 2020

Hi all, yes I am back again with a show packed of wonderful music from all over the planet. Make sure you listen all the way to the end as you may miss a gem! This weeks playlist includes Charles Peoples 111 - Creep, Derange - Zero, Nadia Vaeh - Boomerang, Blackelvis - Masquerade, Slaugh - Tears, Nick Tann - Can't Stop Missing You, Flash Fires - Circus Boy. All good nothing bad, subscribe if you want to hear more.


December Special

Well, it’s pretty special just look at the playlist for this week The Mayans – Cow Catcher, Steve Hewitt – Without You, Dom Down Jones – Born Rich ft KT Finess, The Virginmarys – S.O.S.4.U.N.I., Rose Cousins – The Benefits of Being Alone, The Magic Es – Splinters, Gypsy Chicken – Edda and Eve, Katherine […]