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
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).
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
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 …