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
Our mammoth list-a-thon concludes with Steve and Remfry’s second part of their Albums of the Decade.
This week, they count down numbers 10 – 1 which include albums from the likes of Deftones, Coheed and Cambria, Code Orange, Arcane Roots, Manchester Orchestra, letlive., Caspian, Touché Amoré and Baroness.
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).
As it you hadn’t had enough of lists already, now it’s time for Steve and Remfry to decide and designate their favourite albums released between 2010 and 2019 (or in Remfry’s case, 2010 – 2018, much to the chagrin of Steve).
This week, they count down numbers 20 – 11 which includes albums from the likes of Grave Pleasures, And So I Watch You From Afar, Black Peaks, Devin Townsend Project, Her Name is Calla, The Black Queen, Agent Fresco, Destrage and Against Me!
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 …
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.
Remfry sat down with Johannes Persson, vocalist and guitarist of Swedish post-metal legends Cult of Luna to discuss their latest album ‘A Dawn To Fear’, how the writing for this record differed from the previous few Cult of Luna releases, how Persson’s perception of Umeå, his home town, has changed over the years and his ethics growing up in the hardcore scene.
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.
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.