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31 – Dead Man Conjuring

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On this week’s Riot Act we have a very special guest in the form of Conjurer’s Brady Deeprose, who appears to have come on the show purely to correct Steve and Remfry’s pronunciation. What a tosser!
Steve and Brady review Downsurge Festival, Remfry went to see The Wonder Years and Steve reluctantly covers The Brits where he discovered that people actually like pop music … who would’ve thought?

The trio review albums by While She Sleeps, In Flames and Mark Morton whilst Trade-Off comes courtesy of The Church of Rock N Roll by Foxy Shazam and Ænima by Tool.

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30 – My Kingdom for a Tooth

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Remfry’s a little err … spaced out this week after a last minute trip to The Netherlands with ‘most horrible band in the music industry’ Conjurer has left him slightly frazzled. Oh and his tooth ruddy hurts! Steve’s alright though, although he does have a bee in his bonnet about early 00s indie rock. Too right frankly … it’s all s**t!

Elsewhere Stephen and Remfry review new albums by Dream Theater, The Specials and Minors and trade-off comes courtesy of Adebisi Shank and The Bravery. 

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29 – Shagging A Clanger

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We’ve come over all Heavy Metal on this week’s show, with Steve and Remfry reviewing new albums from Rotting Christ (Black Metal), Crystal Lake (Metalcore) and Dangerface (Not Metal). The boys also recount their experience watching ‘the most metal show of all time’ in the form of At The Gates, Wolves in the Throne Room and the mighty mighty Behemoth tones, whilst elsewhere Remfry casts his beady eye over live shows from Cancer Bats and Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes.

Trade-off this week comes courtesy of Beneath The Massacre with their debut full-length Mechanics of Dysfunction and Albany NY punks Drug Church with their third full-length album Cheer. But that’s not all … this week we introduced our first range of Riot Act merchandise (AKA Riot Gear) … T-shirts, Hoodies, Longsleeves Snapback caps, Beanies, Badges, Mugs … even a bloody drawstring bag for Pete’s sake!

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28 – Reasonable Neeson

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This week Steve and Remfry discuss the ‘controversy’ around the completely uncontroversial decision to let Parkway Drive headline the Saturday night of Bloodstock. Steve certainly doesn’t think it’s a bad idea after seeing their attempt to blow up London’s Alexandra Palace. Remfry plumped for a slightly smaller show with around 10,250 less people in attendance for Ithaca’s album launch show at East London’s fashionable end in the East of London which is so very fashionable because it’s East London and fashionable Old Blue Last in Shoreditch.

Album reviews come courtesy of Ian Brown, Bob Mould and Astronoid and the trade–off covers two albums at very different ends of the musical spectrum in the form of ‘Good To Feel’ by Candy and ‘30-Something’ by Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine.

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27 – Get a Neck You Sad Little Goat

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.