Podcast Episode 15 – Lonelady – Former Things

Ep 18 – Our Top 10 Albums of 2021 This Is Not Happening – An Album Of The Month Podcast

This Is Not Happening's 2021 comes to an end with a look back at the many musical highs of a memorable 2021 and count down our top ten  albums of the year. Despite the many challenges musicians have been facing in making music in a pandemic, it's been a truly exceptional year,  from the likes of Wolf Alice, Japanese Breakfast, Arlo Parks, Billie Eilish, The Weather Station and many others, but there's only room for one winner – who's it going to be?We'll also be nominating our tracks of the year, from a very tough long list of amazing records. Here are our our 4 monster fave tracks of 2021, one from each of us, below. Guy: Feu! Chatteron – Écran TotalNolan: Gheist – We Are Not AloneDavid: Royce Wood Jr – SlushJoey: Billie Eilish – Happier Than EverThe full top 10s and playlists and all our music discussions over the last ten years can be found on the blog at http://www.thisisnothappening.net, which will run alongside the podcast choices and much, much more. So check them out so to see what we like and where we clash, and comment if something catches your eye. We'd love to see what you think.  You can also find our longer tracks of the year here on Spotify.Episode #19 will see us take on one of 2021's most underrated albums – Joy Crookes's incredible debut Skin –  and we'll be delving deep into it in January. The episode will land in the second half of January.This Is Not Happening:Created by Joey, Nolan, Guy and David.Produced and Edited by Guy and Nolan.Twitter: @thisisnothapngInstagram: @thisisnothappeningpodEmail: thisisnothappeningpodcast@gmail.com
  1. Ep 18 – Our Top 10 Albums of 2021
  2. Ep 17 – Mano Le Tough – At The Moment
  3. Ep 16 – Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever
  4. Ep 15 – Lonelady – Former Things
  5. Ep 14 – Japanese Breakfast – Jubilee

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.

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