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164 – The World is a Beautiful Place and I am No Longer Afraid to Die, Frontierer, Poppy and Full of Hell

Inspired by Shakira’s wild boar bag robber, Remfry and Steve put forward their audition for The Really Wild Show, CBBC’s flagship wildlife television show … unfortunately, no one told them that the show ended over 15 years ago, but the deviation into the natural world does lead Remfry to confess to a spate of cow tippings in the South Gloucestershire area around 25 years ago whilst Steve confesses the equally heinous crime of never having seen The Lion King.

In more musically related matters, a study released by the UK Intellectual Property Office which analysed streaming services data between 2014-2020 has concluded that approximately 720 British musicians make a living solely from streaming royalties. We won’t spoil how many musicians are registered in the UK, but let’s put it this way … it’s a lot more than 720!

Reviews this week are of Illusory Walls by The World is a Beautiful Place and I am no Longer Afraid to Die, Oxidized by Frontierer, Flux by Poppy, and Garden of Burning Apparitions by Full of Hell

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42 – Bonjour Saboteur

Bonjour is in an incredibly tetchy mood this week, doing everything she can in an attempt to sabotage the podcast and muscle her way in on the reviews. Maybe she’s bitter about the fact that Steve’s not been able to pay her all that much attention this week, as it’s the first catch up show of 2019. And blimey Charlie there is a veritable feast of fantastic albums that the Riot Act crew have missed over the last 5 months.

Steve and Remfry look back over 8 albums they missed by Sharon van Etten, Idiot Pilot, Latitudes, Teeth of the Sea, Cartograpghs, Herod, Lotus Eater and SeeYouSpaceCowboy

On top of that, there are an additional two album reviews from opposite ends of the Riot Act spectrum both out this week courtesy of The National’s ‘I Am Easy To Find’ and Full of Hell’s ‘Weeping Choir. There’s also live reviews of Brutus, Employed to Serve, Loathe and Devil Sold His Soul.