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S15 – MONO Discussion (with Jo Quail, A.A. Williams and Serena Cherry)

Remfry is joined by three excellent guests, Serena Cherry (of Svalbard), Jo Quail and A.A. Williams, to discuss Japanese instrumental quartet MONO and the impact they have had over 20 years as a band. The panel discuss the dynamics of MONO’s music and the influence it has had on each member of the panel, which then leads into a broader discussion about instrumental music, showmanship and the difference between practise and performance. 

MONO curate a 20th anniversary event in London called ‘Beyond the Past’; three gigs across two days which will feature performances from Svalbard, Jo Quail and A.A. Williams as well as Boris, Envy, Årabrot, Alcest, Nordic Giants, Floating Spectrum and of course, MONO. The shows take place 13th – 14th December at Oval Space, Barbican and Village Underground in London and tickets are available here.

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S14 – ArcTanGent Live Panel (feat. Frontierer, Svalbard, Car Bomb, Employed To Serve and Toska)

At this year’s ArcTanGent festival, Remfry sat down with a veritable feast of fantastic musicians to discuss the music industry and how to navigate it, including Pedram Valiani (Frontierer), Serena Cherry (Svalbard), Greg Kubacki (Car Bomb), Justine Jones (Employed To Serve) and Rabea Massaad (Toska). This is the entire chat, (mostly) unedited for you to enjoy.

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S13 – Alexisonfire’s George Pettit and Wade MacNeil

Remfry sat down with George Pettit and Wade MacNeil from Canadian post-hardcore legends Alexisonfire just a few hours before their massive headlining show at London’s Alexandra Palace. They discuss the band’s reunion, their first new material since 2010’s Dog’s Blood EP (in the form of singles Familiar Drugs and Complicit) and what the future holds for the only band ever.

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S12 – Guide to UK Festivals 2019

Steve and Remfry bring you their extensive guide to the UK festivals this summer, going through each line-up and giving their recommendations as to which bands you should see (as well as a few bands you should definitely miss). They cover Slam Dunk, All Points East, Portals, Download, Glastonbury, Tech-Fest, 2000Trees, Bloodstock, ArcTanGent and Reading & Leeds.

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S11 – The Wonder Years with Dan ‘Soupy’ Campbell

Remfry sat down for a chat with Dan ‘Soupy’ Campbell from The Wonder Years to discuss their last album Sister Cities, an album that got to #12 on Remfry’s Albums of the Year 2018. The record explores empathy in a tumultuous world and how we can find hope in difficult, politically charged times. They also discuss the reaction to the album a year on and if there’s any truth to the rumours that Sister Cities might be the last record from The Wonder Years.

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S10 – Movie Special with Matt Stocks

Move over Mark Kermode. Eat your heart out Roger Ebert. Put down that popcorn Barry Norman. The Riot Act boys are in town and they’re here to talk movies. But they’re not doing so alone, as this week they’re joined once again by fellow pod-caster extraordinaire (and movie fanatic) Matt Stocks. You wanted the worst, well you got the worst!

Steve, Remfry and Matt cover four recently released music films, including Bohemian Rhapsody, The Dirt, Lords of Chaos and The Godfathers of Hardcore (about Queen, Mötley Crüe, Mayhem and Agnostic Front respectively). They also delve into what makes a good music film and Steve reveals the worst scene he’s ever seen in a film EVER! Beh-Doo

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S09 – Devin Townsend

Remfry sat down to chat with Devin Townsend, the multi-faceted Canadian musician, songwriter and producer to discuss his most recent record Empath. Townsend talks about working with an orchestra, inviting Chad Kroeger to do backing vocals and incorporating multiple genres together as a musical metaphor for empathy.

After our in-depth 45 minute interview, Steve and Remfry also provide a primer for Devin Townsend for those who don’t know where to start with his mammoth back catalogue and finally give their view on Empath, the most ambitious musical statement to date from one of the most ambitious musicians working today.

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S08 – Parkway Drive’s Winston McCall on Nick Cave

Steve speaks to Winston McCall about Nick Cave, his reception in Australia compared to the UK, his peerless lyricism and McCall’s favourite Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds album Abattoir Blues / The Lyre of Orpheus. They also discuss how Nick Cave influences Parkway Drive and in particular how the last NC&TBS’s album, 2016’s stunning Skeleton Tree, directly shaped The Colour of Leaving, the final song on Parkway Drive’s latest album Reverence.

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S07 – Matt Stocks

On Riot Act’s seventh special, we welcome fellow podcaster Matt Stocks on to the show to talk about music media, and how it’s changing rapidly before our very eyes. What role do podcasts have to play in music media? Why isn’t rock music well-represented in the mainstream music press? Is print really dying? And how exactly did Steve treat former BBC weather forecaster Michael Fish when he was invited on to Steve’s show on TeamRock Radio? All these questions answered and more. Matt Stocks has been a presenter on Kerrang! Radio and Scuzz TV before he moved on to start his own podcast, Life In The Stocks. He’s interviewed a wide variety of guests from the worlds of music, television and film for the show including Tom Morello, Gene Simmons, Thomas Turgoose, Kate Lawler, Bez, Laura Jane Grace, B-Real, John Lydon, Dom Joly, Gail Porter and Doug Stanhope.

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S06 – Neil Fallon

Neil Fallon is one of the most distinctive vocalists in music. As the frontman for Maryland quartet Clutch, he has routinely written exceptional couplets and manipulated his voice in a myriad of astonishing and remarkable ways. 2019 marks Fallon’s 28th year fronting Clutch, one of the most respected and consistent bands in heavy rock, and in that time, he has never failed to bring his unique and inimitable style to the band, elevating it above many of their peers.

In this exclusive chat backstage at Brixton Academy before headlining their biggest show in the UK to date, Remfry sat down with Neil to discuss his process and his approach to vocals. They discuss everything from Fallon’s roots in the D.C. hardcore punk scene to the new approaches and techniques he has picked up to help on the road touring the band’s twelfth and most recent studio album Book of Bad Decisions. Steve and Remfry also decided to honour the great man by discussing their personal top 5 Neil Fallon performances from throughout Clutch’s illustrious career.