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75 – Camp & Kitsch

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

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74 – The Big Fat Alternative Quiz #2

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). 

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73 – Q&A#1

It’s our penultimate show of 2019, and as the music industry has more or less shut down for Christmas, we’ve decided to do something a little different and let you ask Steve and Remfry ANY question you like. What artist has caused the biggest divide between Steve and Remfry? What constitutes a typical day for them? Does listening to music for a living take the fun out of listening to it? Are Ginger Nuts the best biscuit to dunk in tea? All the vitally important questions are answered

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72 – Riot Act’s Albums of the Year 2019 (10 – 1)

It’s part 2 of our Albums of the Year 2019, which means we are closer than ever to the inevitable back-tracking of Mr. Stephen Hill and his admission that Weezer’s Teal Album is not only the best album of the year, but quite possibly the best piece of art ever created in the history of mankind. 

But will that actually happen or will he default to his usual position and claim that F****d Up’s Dose Your Dreams is in fact the best record of 2019 (despite coming out in 2018). Will Remfry relent and put Dinosaur Pile-Up in his top 20 albums of the year? There’s only one way to find out …

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71 – Riot Act’s Albums of the Year 2019 (20 – 11)

It’s that time of year again, where music journalists tear out their hair (sorry Steve) trying to create a list of their favourite albums of the year and rank them in some sort of immaterial order of preference, despite the fact that the process of weighing up the merits of Bob Mould’s Sunshine Rock against Full of Hell’s Weeping Choir is about as pointless an exercise as asking Kanye West to display a modicum of humility. But hey-ho, here we are again!

This week is part 1, which means Remfry and Steve are counting down their favourite albums from numbers 20 – 11 and there’s also a quick round-up of their favourite EPs of the year too. 

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70 – The Anal Timekeeper

Steve and Remfry are in a state of befuddlement this week … it must be because it’s our last episode of the year where we’ll be reviewing new releases. Under the microscope for the final review show of 2019 are albums by Beck, Lindemann, Cattle Decapitation and Misery Loves Co.

There are also live reviews of PUP, Sick of it All, Ghost and A Celebration of Talk Talk’s Mark Hollis and trade-off features Fall Out Boy and Catch.

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69 – Michael McIntyre’s Lateralus Roadshow

We’re constantly striving to push the boundaries on Riot Act, by bringing you the latest and greatest music from the world of alternative music. So this week, we’re proud to present … errr Coldplay … sorry about that. 

But worry not, there are also reviews of the new ‘film’ by Slayer, plus reviews of albums by DJ Shadow, Sleep Token and Bellevue Days. There’s also talk about the unwarranted Mötley Crüe reunion, band announcements for Download and 2000Trees festivals and a special mention for an absolutely spectacular wedding party. 

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68 – Bubblewrap Back

It’s part 2 of our end-of-year catch up and this week, Steve’s curated a compelling and varied list of musical artistes including Health, Show Me The Body, Snow Ghosts, Port Noir, Ashbringer, Life of Agony, Throes, JPEGMafia, Kim Gordon and Nile.

Also this week, Remfry went to see Fever 333, Steve went to see Leprous, there’s a discussion about The Ghost Inside’s big comeback show at Brixton Academy and for the first time, possibly ever, the guys say something bad about Tool.

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67 – Killing in the Black Parade

It’s a mammoth week in Riot Act land as we begin part one or a two part catch up end of year spectacular. This time around, we’ve decided to split the catch-up picks between our two hosts and this week it’s Remfry’s turn to bring in records he feels we should have covered on the show this year. His picks are Julia Jacklin, Weyes Blood, Numenorean, Pile, The Callous Daoboys, Lightning Dust, Fink, Norma Jean, A Winged Victory for the Sullen and Schammasch. 

But before all that, Steve and Remfry discuss the reformations of My Chemical Romance and Rage Against the Machine, plus there are live reviews of a plethora of shows, including Opeth, Thrice & Refused, Creeper, Imperial Triumphant, Terror and Machine Head.

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66 – Signed, Sealed and Delivered (by Morrissey)

On this week’s show, Steve and Remfry review new releases by Swans, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Stake, Une Misère and Frail Body. Plus the boys talk about the new Bloodstock announcement and Morrissey selling albums by the likes of David Bowie, Iggy Pop and The Stooges, Patti Smith and Lou Reed for $300 a pop … but they’re signed by Morrissey so, you know …. worth it!

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