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27 – Get a Neck You Sad Little Goat

After nearly coming to blows the Riot Act chaps are both up for a ruck again this week as they review the surprise new covers album by Weezer. Which is either a genuinely brilliant piece of marketing, if you believe Remfry, or a cynical, stinking waste of everyone’s time, according to Steve.

There are also reviews on the new albums from Bring Me The Horizon, Ithaca and Spielbergs, a Trade Off between Cult Leader’s A Patient Man and Favez’s From Lausanne, Switzerland and a whole load of live reviews courtesy of Fucked Up, Boss Keloid, Mastodon and Sick Of It All.

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26 – The Stone Roses at Notting Hill Carnival

This week’s episode of Riot Act comes with a twist! Usually, it’s Steve who is the grumpy one, but this week Remfry is going in on EVERYONE, presumably due to his less than flattering inclusion on the Batman Soundtrack Wikipedia page. He GROANS about Architects’ glorious Wembley triumph! He MOANS about Shaun Ryder and his Black Grape chums sounding too 90s on ‘It’s Great When You’re Straight, Yeah!’ after he was given them on Trade Off! He SLAMS Flint thugs King 810… He likes A.A. Williams and Puppy though. Steve is happy enough to talk about everything, including Remfry’s Trade Off pick ‘We Walk Unbalanced’ by Chronicles Of Adam West. Back to usual next week no doubt.

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25 – Crash Bang Pow Wallop Kabuki Bukakke

It’s another week of great music and jovial chat from the Riot Act chaps, who this week discuss one of the most eagerly anticipated debuts of 2019 by political agit-hardcore punks Fever333 and the brand new album from Japanese post-rock stalwarts Mono.

There’s also chat about Idles’ unexpected BRIT Award nomination, and this weeks Trade Off leads to some positive purrings on Fink and his album Perfect Darkness, alongside some frankly utterly bewildering chat on the legend that is Prince and his bonkers 1989 Batman soundtrack, which gets way too sexy/disrespectful to a great man. Depending on your outlook of course.

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24 – Fridge Reach-Around

This week, Steve and Remfry discuss the sobering topic of HMV going into administration for a second time and what that could potentially mean for the music industry at large (spoiler, it’s not good). In addition, they talk about some surprising and welcome additions to NME’s ‘Essential new artists for 2019’ as well as the sheer ridiculous situation that has forced Kate Bush to come out and proclaim she’s not a Tory supporter (as if anyone sensible cared). 

There are also album reviews of Swervedriver’s ‘Future Ruins’ and Soilwork’s ‘Verkligheten’ and Trade-Off this week comes courtesy of Agnes Obel’s ‘Citizen of Glass’ and Kruger’s ‘Adam and Steve’.

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23 – Paper, Scissors, BROS

It’s the first Riot Act of 2019 and as is usually the case for this time of year, there ain’t all that much going on, so Remfry takes the opportunity to crowbar in a record that he’s become utterly obsessed with over Christmas. Speaking of the festive period, Stephen spent most of it watching and re-watching BROS: After the Screaming Stops, the music documentary that’s garnered a massive audience overnight after its televisual premier on BBC Four. Who knew it would turn out to be the funniest film about music since This is Spinal Tap? Elsewhere, Remfry casts his mind back to the end of 2018 to review Clutch’s debut show at Brixton Academy and Trade Off makes its long awaited return with Steve hearing Rough Hands’ Moral Terror for the first time and Remfry listening to Tim Armstrong’s A Poet’s Life.

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22 – The Big Fat Alternative Quiz of the Year 2018

It’s the first ever Riot Act Big Fat Alternative Quiz of the Year and we’ve roped in eight guests to pit their wits against a plethora of questions about the year in music, including Matt Reynolds (Haggard Cat), Em Foster (Nervus/Milk Teeth), Brady Deeprose (Conjurer), Hannah Boulton (Bledig), James Spence (Rolo Tomassi), Lizzie Coulson (KLAE), Andy Gillan (Palm Reader) and Will Gardner (Black Peaks).

Chaos reigns across 2½ hours and 42 questions as booze is consumed, Jaffa Cakes are flung, Steve loses the will to live and Remfry is ousted as a massive sexist.

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21 – Riot Act’s Albums of the Year 2018 (10-1)

It’s part two of Riot Act’s Albums of the Year 2018 extravaganza and there is a multitude of questions to be answered. Who will be Steve’s Number One? Who will be Remfry’s Number One? Will Muse be in Steve’s worst albums of the year? Will Muse be in Remfry’s worst albums of the year?

As well as all that excitement, the boys shout out their gigs of the year and there’s some news regarding tea sponsorship. Turns out if you ask, you shall receive. Merry Christmas you filthy animals!

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20 – Riot Act’s Albums of the Year 2018 (20-11)

As we reach the end of the year it’s time for Steve and Remfry to look back on the last twelve months and whittle it down to the cream of the crop. That’s right, it’s the first annual Riot Act Top 20 Albums of the Year podcast. This week the boys kick off with numbers 20 to 11 and also discuss the records that just missed out, the best EPs of 2018 and what genre, in their humble opinion, has dominated the world of alternative music this year. WARNING: May contain Cardi B references.

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19 – Buffet of Brutality

It’s another week of looking back on some of 2018’s missed records on this week’s Riot Act. Steve and Remfry chat about this year’s releases from Car Seat Headrest, Thou, Basement, Wire Love, Ocean Wisdom, Nothing and also discuss whether The 1975’s new album really is a ‘Millennial OK Computer’. The trade off see’s the boys talking about the relative merits of Technique by New Order and Caspian’s Dust And Disquiet. And we truly live up to our status as an ‘alternative’ podcast, by exploring some truly alternative lifestyle practices… after all, what’s more alternative than beastiality?

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18 – Burned on the Retina of my Mind? (feat. Mike Vennart)

With just 31 days left of 2018, Steve and Remfry delve into albums released over the past 11 months that they missed first time around. In the first part of this two part round-up, the boys look at albums by The Armed, itoldyouiwouldeatyou, Louise Lemón, Ovlov, Kississippi, Ólafur Arnalds and Twenty One Pilots.

Elsewhere, Remfry sat down with current Vennart/ex-Oceansize main man Mike Vennart to discuss his top five Iron Maiden songs. Remfry stuck around to review the show as well as shows from Pijn, Mogwai, Earthtone9 and Pitchshifter, whilst Steve went to see Therapy?. Plus, this week’s trade-off is The Smashing Pumpkins’ 2011 Oceania for Sugar’s Copper Blue.