Reviewed this week are new releases by Ozzy Osbourne, Agnes Obel, InTechnicolour and Greg Dulli. Plus Steve had a miserable time at The Brits and Remfry went on tour with Glasweigan instru-mentalists(!) Vasa and made a stop off at The Netherlands’ premier post-tech-rock festival Complexity Fest
Steve and Remfry are joined this week by Vlad and Dave from In Technicolour whose debut album Big Sleeper is released next week on Big Scary Monsters. Together they review new releases by Tame Impala, The Broken Islands, Kvelertak, Suicide Silence and Vasa. There’s also talk on Reading Festival and Rage Against the Machine’s return to the UK
It’s a gluttony of reviews this week as Remfry and Steve bin off Trade off (again … sorry we WILL come back to it) and instead review a plethora of new releases from Loathe, Green Day, Stone Temple Pilots, Sepultura, Sylosis, Spanish Love Songs, Napalm Death and Vennart … phew! There’s also live reviews of Sleep Token, Five Finger Death Punch and the Backyard Babies / The Wildhearts co-headliner
Remfry and Steve are joined this week by Kadeem and Erik of Liverpudlian progressive metal genre manglers Loathe. They discuss their forthcoming album, I Let It In and It Took Everything, which will be reviewed next week. In terms of this week’s reviews, the quartet look at new releases by Squarepusher, envy, Leeched and The Guru Guru
Remfry’s lost his voice this week after screaming along to Slipknot and Behemoth at the big ole’ metal arena show in Nottingham. Steve went to see Darkest Hour, which isn’t quite as exciting, but decent none the less. They also review new releases by Caspian, Higher Power, Pinegrove and Holy Fawn and trade-off couldn’t be more diametrically opposed with The Enemy’s Streets in the Sky and Meat Loaf’s Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell
This week Steve and Remfry review new releases by …And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead, Poppy, Garganjua and Pressure Cracks and they pay tribute to Rush’s Neil Peart, who passed away on 7th January from glioblastoma. In addition to that, this episode sees the return of Trade-Off after a long absence with Paradise Lost’s One Second up against John Fruciante’s Shadows Collide With People
Riot Act is back to it’s original scheduled programming and this week, Steve and Remfry are reviewing new released by Bring Me The Horizon, Beach Slang, Mono & A.A. Williams and Aiming For Enrike
Our mammoth list-a-thon concludes with Steve and Remfry’s second part of their Albums of the Decade.
This week, they count down numbers 10 – 1 which include albums from the likes of Deftones, Coheed and Cambria, Code Orange, Arcane Roots, Manchester Orchestra, letlive., Caspian, Touché Amoré and Baroness.
It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year according to Andy Williams so Steve and Remfry are doing their best to ruin every one’s festive season by hosting the second Riot Act Big Fat Alternative Quiz of the Year! 8 guests pit their wits against some (pretty tough) questions related to the years music shenanigans. Listen in sheer astonishment as 10 people get progressively more drunk over the course of several hours and marvel at the sheer amount of edits it must have taken to make this thing sound vaguely audible ( … it was 45).
Guests this year include returnees Matt Reynolds (Haggard Cat), Andy Gillan (Palm Reader), Em Foster (Nervus/Milk Teeth), Hannah Boulton (Bledig) alongside newcomers Annie (CLT DRP), Rabea Massaad (Toska), Djamila Azzouz (Ithaca) and Damien Sayell (The St Pierre Snake Invasion).
As it you hadn’t had enough of lists already, now it’s time for Steve and Remfry to decide and designate their favourite albums released between 2010 and 2019 (or in Remfry’s case, 2010 – 2018, much to the chagrin of Steve).
This week, they count down numbers 20 – 11 which includes albums from the likes of Grave Pleasures, And So I Watch You From Afar, Black Peaks, Devin Townsend Project, Her Name is Calla, The Black Queen, Agent Fresco, Destrage and Against Me!