17 episodes

Welcome to This Is Not Happening: a podcast that brings you a brand new album - and fresh new tracks - every month, with four massive music fans that have been talking and blogging about their favourite records for the last ten years together. An exiled Londoner in the North (Guy), a Leeds scriptwriter (David), ex-housemates in Leeds Joey and Nolan whose paths all crossed through music, be it festivals, DJing, gigs, or just sitting at home listening to entire albums without talking. Music is the bedrock of our friendship. The podcast name nods to our one nailed-on shared love: LCD Soundsystem, but our tastes are wide, sometimes odd, and often not the same! From bass to balearic, disco to dub, house to hip-hop, folk to funk, pop to punk, and rock to r'n'b, we'll all have music to champion, ready to be blessed or butchered by each other. Each episode we'll be talking freely about our album of the month, and what we've been listening to lately. The conversation twists and turns, and while we are serious about music, it's not so much that we can't enjoy ourselves talking about it, in fact it's why we do it. For everything we've loved in the past years, check out www.thisisnothappening.net, which will run alongside the podcast choices and much, much more. So why not join us for the conversation. It will always be lively....

This Is Not Happening - An Album Of The Month Podcast Guy, Joseph, Nolan and David

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Welcome to This Is Not Happening: a podcast that brings you a brand new album - and fresh new tracks - every month, with four massive music fans that have been talking and blogging about their favourite records for the last ten years together. An exiled Londoner in the North (Guy), a Leeds scriptwriter (David), ex-housemates in Leeds Joey and Nolan whose paths all crossed through music, be it festivals, DJing, gigs, or just sitting at home listening to entire albums without talking. Music is the bedrock of our friendship. The podcast name nods to our one nailed-on shared love: LCD Soundsystem, but our tastes are wide, sometimes odd, and often not the same! From bass to balearic, disco to dub, house to hip-hop, folk to funk, pop to punk, and rock to r'n'b, we'll all have music to champion, ready to be blessed or butchered by each other. Each episode we'll be talking freely about our album of the month, and what we've been listening to lately. The conversation twists and turns, and while we are serious about music, it's not so much that we can't enjoy ourselves talking about it, in fact it's why we do it. For everything we've loved in the past years, check out www.thisisnothappening.net, which will run alongside the podcast choices and much, much more. So why not join us for the conversation. It will always be lively....

    Ep 15 - Lonelady - Former Things

    Ep 15 - Lonelady - Former Things

    Episode 15 of This Is Not Happening heads to the north west of England with Manchester artist Lonelady's third album, Former Things. After the heart-on-sleeve shogazey pop of Japanese Breakfast's Jubilee, Julie Campbell's solo guitar/drums/synth template brings 8 tracks of post-punk, electronic fusion, with Guy at the helm!

    In the second half of the episode, we stay in Manchester, each bringing a track from the city's fabled music history to the table. Our shortlist is here, and Guy's longlist lives here. Stick around and see what we thought of the picks:

    Guy  – Zoe Abalone - Vortex
    David - Paris Angels - Perfume
    Joey - Pip Milett - Hard Life
    Nolan  - Mr Scruff v Cyberpunks - A Space Disco Remix

    September's album of the month and all our new tracks, playlists, and chat from the past decade or more can be found on our blog at www.thisisnothappening.net, which runs alongside the podcast choices and much, much more. Head down there and hopefully you'll like what we're talking about and if you do, we'd love to hear from you on the socials (links below).

    Episode #16 comes in the shape of Billie Eilish's new album Happier Than Ever as David bring his pop-beingness back to the fore. That next episode will be landing before the end of October.

    This Is Not Happening:
    Created by Joey, Nolan, Guy and David.
    Produced and Edited by Guy and Nolan.
    Twitter: @thisisnothapng
    Instagram: @thisisnothappeningpod
    Email: thisisnothappeningpodcast@gmail.com
    Reviews: www.ratethispodcast.com/thisisnothappening

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ep 14 - Japanese Breakfast - Jubilee

    Ep 14 - Japanese Breakfast - Jubilee

    Episode 14 of This Is Not Happening heads from hip-hop to pop with Japanese Breakfast's Jubilee. The creation of Korean-American Michelle Zauner, this is her 3rd album and sees her move from a more shoegazey, loose style into the full pop universe. Joey comes at us with it, but do we feel the same way he does? Find out! 

    In the second half of the episode, we head back to new music, with a favourite from us that's been released in the past three months. Our longlist is here, see what we thought of the picks:

    Joey - CMAT - 2 Wrecked 2 Care
    David - Wet Leg - Chaise Longue
    Guy  – Public Service Broadcasting - People, Let's Dance
    Nolan  - GHEIST - You

    August's album of the month and all our new tracks, playlists, and chat from the past decade or more can be found on our blog at www.thisisnothappening.net, which runs alongside the podcast choices and much, much more. Head down there and hopefully you'll like what we're talking about and if you do, we'd love to hear from you on the socials (links below).

    Episode #15 hangs onto the summer with LoneLady's Former Things. Guy's bringing this slice of modern Mancunian synth and guitars to the gang. That next episode will be landing before the end of September.

    This Is Not Happening:
    Created by Joey, Nolan, Guy and David.
    Produced and Edited by Guy and Nolan.
    Twitter: @thisisnothapng
    Instagram: @thisisnothappeningpod
    Email: thisisnothappeningpodcast@gmail.com
    Reviews: www.ratethispodcast.com/thisisnothappening

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Ep 13 - Skyzoo - All The Brilliant Things

    Ep 13 - Skyzoo - All The Brilliant Things

    Episode 13 of This Is Not Happening stays in NYC with Skyzoo's new album All The Brilliant Things following up the 70s palette of  St Vincent: Daddy's Home.  The much-respected Brooklyn  MC's 7th album finds him  writing a paen to his changing city, gentrification and history. It's a beguiling work that Nolan brought to us get deep on as we move into season 2 of the podcast. There's playlists that run alongside the episode here. 

    In the second half of the episode, we talk tracks of the summer, with a favourite from us that reminds of us the warm months. Our longlist is here, see what we thought of the picks:

    David - The Millennium - To Claudia On Thursday
    Joey - Clive Field Marshall - Island In The Sun
    Guy  – Metronomy - The Bay
    Nolan  - Black Sheep - Summa Tha Time

    July's album of the month and all our new tracks, playlists, and chat from the past decade or more can be found on our blog at www.thisisnothappening.net, which runs alongside the podcast choices and much, much more. Head down there and hopefully you'll like what we're talking about and if you do, we'd love to hear from you on the socials (links below).

    Episode #14 takes us into the summer and is Joey's chance to bring us a classic slice of modern pop with Japanese Breakfast's Jubilee. The next episode will be landing before the end of August.

    This Is Not Happening:
    Created by Joey, Nolan, Guy and David.
    Produced and Edited by Guy and Nolan.
    Twitter: @thisisnothapng
    Instagram: @thisisnothappeningpod
    Email: thisisnothappeningpodcast@gmail.com
    Reviews: www.ratethispodcast.com/thisisnothappening

    • 1 hr 2 min
    This Is Not Happening - Season 2 Trailer

    This Is Not Happening - Season 2 Trailer

    Welcome to Season 2 of This Is Not Happening, an Album of the Month podcast from four of us: Guy, Joey, Nolan and David. We choose an album: we digest it, we praise it, we question it. And we bring tracks to the table. Every month. And you get to listen. Think of this as a highlights package. 

    A year into it, we've been lucky enough to cover some amazing albums, right from the start. From RTJ to Arlo Parks, Genesis Owusu to Sault, and the Weather Station to Jessie Ware. Rounding it off are Yves Tumor, Paul McCartney, Bicep, St Vincent and Sufjan Stevens. We've also covered a review of 2020 in ep6. 

    We've loved every minute so thanks to everyone that's listened so far. We hope the next year will be just as enjoyable. We've got Skyzoo lined up next before the end of July and after that, Japanese Breakfast. After that? Who knows? That's the fun. 

    For all the albums of the month and all our new tracks, playlists, and chat from the past decade or more head to our blog at www.thisisnothappening.net, which runs alongside the podcast choices and much, much more. Swing by and you'll hopefully enjoy what we're talking about and if you like it, we'd love to hear from you on the socials (links below).

    This Is Not Happening:
    Created by Joey, Nolan, Guy and David.
    Produced and Edited by Guy and Nolan.
    Twitter: @thisisnothapng
    Instagram: @thisisnothappeningpod
    Email: thisisnothappeningpodcast@gmail.com
    Reviews: www.ratethispodcast.com/thisisnothappening

    • 3 min
    Ep 12 - St Vincent - Daddy's Home

    Ep 12 - St Vincent - Daddy's Home

    Episode 12 of This Is Not Happening strides from Genesis Owusu's Smiling With No Teeth to the much-anticipated new album from St Vincent: Daddy's Home. The New York art-rock darling has embraced the underbelly of the 1970s with a new persona and some eye-catching tracks. Megafan David tries to convince us why we should all love it. It's definitely a tug of war for an album that's found reactions at both extremes. We also put together a playlist of music that makes us lean to Annie Clark.

    In the second half of the episode, we set the seemingly impossible task of convincing each other to like a song from artists that they hate. What were we thinking?! Our longlist is here, see what we thought of the picks:

    David via Joey – Manic Street Preachers – You’re Tender And You’re Tired
    Guy  via Nolan – The Weeknd – High For This
    Nolan via David - Muse – Falling Down
    Joey via Guy – Arcade Fire – Intervention

    June's album of the month and all our new tracks, playlists, and chat from the past decade or more can be found on our blog at www.thisisnothappening.net, which runs alongside the podcast choices and much, much more. Swing by and you'll hopefully enjoy what we're talking about and if you like it, we'd love to hear from you on the socials (links below).

    Episode #13 takes us into series 2 of the podcast, and sees Nolan bring some hip-hop to the table with Skyzoo's new album All The Brilliant Things. as the celebrated New Yorker takes us into his world.  Skyzoo will be coming to you before the end of July.

    This Is Not Happening:
    Created by Joey, Nolan, Guy and David.
    Produced and Edited by Guy and Nolan.
    Twitter: @thisisnothapng
    Instagram: @thisisnothappeningpod
    Email: thisisnothappeningpodcast@gmail.com
    Reviews: www.ratethispodcast.com/thisisnothappening

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Ep11 - Genesis Owusu - Smiling With No Teeth

    Ep11 - Genesis Owusu - Smiling With No Teeth

    Episode 11 of This Is Not Happening departs from the ethereal Weather Station to a debut album of rare and mighty impact from Genesis Owusu. Smiling With No Teeth comes from an Australian-Ghanaian whose melting-pot influences have created one of the most fascinating and memorable albums of the year for an artist capturing lived experience in the starkest and brutally honest way. Guy's at the controls to sing about it from the rooftops. We also went big on music that the album inspired us to dive into.

    In the second half of the show, we tasked ourselves with finding a hidden gem we should already know. So much fun to do this, with a longlist here. The four we chose are:

    David - Syreeta - Harmour Love
    Joey - The Cars - A Dream Away
    Guy - Herbie Hancock - The Twilight Clone
    Nolan - Them Two - Am I A Good Man

    May's album of the month and all our playlists, new music and discussions from the past decade or more can be found on our blog at www.thisisnothappening.net, which runs alongside the podcast choices and much, much more. Take a minute to dip in and you'll hopefully enjoy what we're talking about and if you like it, we'd love to hear from you on the socials (links below).

    Episode #12 closes out our first year with David going mega-fan on St Vincent's new album Daddy's Home. The latest from the vaunted singer, guitarist and avant-garde musical shapeshifter will be coming to you before the end of May.

    This Is Not Happening:
    Created by Joey, Nolan, Guy and David.
    Produced and Edited by Guy and Nolan.
    Twitter: @thisisnothapng
    Instagram: @thisisnothappeningpod
    Email: thisisnothappeningpodcast@gmail.com
    Reviews: www.ratethispodcast.com/thisisnothappening

    • 1 hr 5 min

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