Classic Albums

CA16 Gallows – Grey Britain

It’s time once again for us to delve deep into another landmark record as part of our Classic Album podcasts. This week Steve is in the driving seat, and he has gone for the most modern album yet in this particular series, taking us back to the year 2009 for a look at the second album by Watford punks Gallows; Grey Britain.

We start by looking at the scene in which Gallows were born into, one of local shows and underground record labels, the early success and hype the band garnered with their debut album Orchestra Of Wolves, which led to the band being snapped up by Warner Bros for their undoubted masterpiece. We look at the creative leaps and bounds that Gallows went on to craft a record that still sounds as relevant, scabrous, difficult and bleak today as it did over a decade ago, before wondering if we will ever see the classic line up back together again, or whether we will ever see a band with such limited commercial prospects break into the mainstream in the same way that the band did at that time… spoiler alert, probably not.

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Riot Act

44 – #5iveForSlamDunk2020

Steve and Remfry both ventured out to their first UK festival of the year in the form of Slam Dunk. They bring you their review through a very heavily Riot Acted-tinted perspective (i.e. atypical). Speaking of festivals, they also discuss a couple of interesting additions to the Glastonbury line-up and Steve reports back from Wembley Arena where he saw grunge-metal legends Alice in Chains.

Album reviews this week come courtesy of Her Name is Calla, Cave In, Royal Republic and Cursed Earth and Trade off comes courtesy of Hope Fading Nightly by Tellison and The Hardest Way To Make A Living by The Streets.

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Riot Act

12 – Silly Billy and the Infinite Weirdness (feat. Greg Puciato and Steven Alexander from The Black Queen)

Steve and Remfry went to see the original Smashing Pumpkins line-up (shhhh, don’t talk about Darcy!) at London’s most soulless shameful shit-shed Wembley Arena… turns out there was A LOT to talk about! Remfry managed to catch a bunch of other shows as well, including much-hyped masked marauders Sleep Token, Part 1 of Brighton label Small Pond’s Enjoy Sugoi festivities and The Black Queen in Nottingham.

Speaking of which, Greg Puciato and Steven Alexander from The Black Queen both sat down with Remfry before the show to talk about their new album Infinite Games, The Dillinger Escape Plan and Chris Cornell (amongst other things). Album reviews this week come from Greta Van Fleet, Tom Morello, Shining and mewithoutyou and this week’s trade-off is Grade’s fourth and final album Head First, Straight To Hell in exchange for Wild Throne’s one and only album Harvest of Darkness.