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Sun, 06/21/2015 - 15:06

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Hi Humans and welcome to this weeks tip top Independent Music podcast from me, good old Nick Tann.

This weeks wondrous playlist includes Ruby Confue – Babay, Runabay – Moon Turns Blue, Eyes Like The Sky – Dorsal Fin, Scorpio Loon _ Things I like To Do, a brand new track by me Nick Tann – Safe Harbour and a lost album track from  People – Jackie Who.

 

If you have any ideas as to questions I can ask artists in the new “Who The Hell Are You?” feature, then please use the contact form below.

See you soon!

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Track Review: Everyone’s Problem, No One’s Problem by Chalk

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 09:27

Another great track review from Te Hao Boon. This time it is for Chalk – Everybody’s Problem, No One’s Problem  Is This Thing On Podcast PURPLE

Ah… Good ol’ capitalism. Something so ingrained in everyone’s psyche. In 2005, an economist/psychologist duo from Yale managed to teach seven capuchin monkeys how to use money. The reason they choose capuchin monkeys is simple: They are selfish creatures. They would rather eat more than they can, puke, and eat the remaining food than give it to another monkey that might be starving.

What do you guys think the monkeys would use the money for? Food, shelter, friendship? Nope, they just use the money for sex. And why would the female monkey need money anyway, you might ask? Well, to buy themselves some grapes, of course!

With materialism taking centrestage in urban society, there are now programs created to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Programs that force you to drop everything you have: Your work, your smartphone, your laptop, even your car and just enjoy nature for a week or two (for the low price of $199.95!).

How many people can actually drop all that we have a go at a non-materialistic life? I know I can’t, I wouldn’t be able here sitting on my bum typing this review on my desktop otherwise. I am a “gutless shit” as mentioned in the song.

Brighton singer-songwriter Chalk‘s Everyone’s Problem, No One’s Problem sounds like a lovechild of Modest Mouse and The Paper Chase: Lo-fi grungy sounds with a tinge of hollowness throughout the song. The protagonist calls himself a “man of money” and he is nothing else really. He doesn’t have any hopes and dreams of his own; he just buys them from others with the money he has.

The protagonist knows he is working under the system but he is not questioning if the system could be changed since he was brought up in it. In fact, he has even started to think intangible things like dreams and hopes can be bought with paper money.

Lets all not be so materialistic for once. After all, everyone is going 6 feet under at the end of the day. Money only means so much.

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Is This Thing On Independent Music Podcast Purple

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 14:27

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Hi there independent music fans,it’s me that Nick Tann off of the internet! This week I bring you songs from around the world!

Luna Rosa – Spread Your Ashes Anywhere But Here, Ummagma – Lama, Yaw Prana – Well Tanna, Chris Angel – Little Bird ft Amanda Cottreau, Chalk – Everyone’s Problem, No Ones Problem, Marvin B Naylor – I Am A Summer Night, Nick Tann – How Can It Be Wrong?

Click here to read Hao Boon’s great review of Eyes Like The Sky – Haven’t Seen A Frog that was played on last weeks show 

 

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Is This Thing On Independent Music Podcast Green

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 15:34

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Morning Neverland people…. No, I don’t know either….

Download and play in Itunes by clicking the widget thing where ever it is this week, and you can help support independent music. How about that!!!

If you chuck your email address in that box on the right you get new episodes delivered just like your Melody Maker or whatever…

This week, as well as giving advice to prospective musicians, I play some great tunes!

Deepshade – Tattoo, Rat Faced Lewey – Dead in the Ground, Eyes Like The Sky – Haven’t Seen a Frog, Paul Liddell – The Ides of May

 

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Is This Thing On Independent Music Podcast Blue

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 12:54

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Yes, BLUE, having dispensed with episode numbers I am shifting to colours.

In this weeks ranty, sweary episode I play a new song from Grant Sharkeys new album Hello Goon, The Travis Waltons –  The Antagonist, Paul Liddell – Brighter Lights, The Bombs – Howl, an oldie from me good old Nick Tann and a great tune Digress from Fur Cough.

I also managed to sort that player problem out see?

 

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