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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




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 […]


No No November

Back with a show to rock your very socks off! Great tunes and me babbling on about my escapades with "Grand Theft Auto" (NickTannrocks) Outstanding tunes this week, just look at this track list! Yard Arms - Comfortable, Anatoli Tsampa - Everything Different, We Three Kings - Gasoline, Dan Lyon ft. Clemence Quelennel - Biarritz, Little Brother Eli - Love Between Teens, Woven Bird - Saw You In Two, Progulike - Prog 1, Sam Cartier - Electricity, Nick Tann - Parallel Lines, Blackjack Love -...


October 2

Marrius - Back to Strangers, Foxer - Don't Leave a Scar, Kenzi - At The Root, Oh Moses - The Company You Keep, Dres_ - Wake Up, The Bugles - Give UpSara Saville - Love Hate, Zilverback - Breathtaking, Liz Longley - Unraveling


Fresh for October

In these testing times, I would urge all supporters to subscribe to the podcast. I will be getting even busier recording a new album and as much as I would love to push out a new episode every week, I am trying my best to get one out once a month. That does mean that the quality is on high as you can hear from this weeks playlist. Nora Anna - Over The Moon, Go Robot - Gallows, Luna Rosa - In The Centre Of Pride, Milena - Summer of Heat and Spice, Elizabeth Joan Kelly, Jamie R Hawkins - Thank...


Yes I’m still here…

Yes I know it's been a while and if you listen to this amazing episode you will hear why. Nevertheless some outstanding tracks this week including Jim Chorley - There's nothing like your love, Lyra - S.T.A.Y., Dom Down Jones - Hold ME Down, Charmides - Cold Blooded Killer, Skyfever - Burning Hands, Decoster Turn to fire or stone, Nick Tann - Crazy, Alireza Yousefi - Maale Man Bash.


Dan O’Farrell – Accrington Stanley special

This week is a special episode where I get to interview the marvellous Dan O'Farrell, he of Accrington Stanley and John Peel's playlist fame as well as a legend in his own lunchbox with his solo project AND with the amazing Dan O'Farrell and the Difference Engine. We chat about the John Peel days, his record number (surley a record yes?) of live performances and of double bass player Rick Foot. He also performed a live version of "Fill My Lungs" in the studio. It was really something and...