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161 – Manic Street Preachers, Little Simz, Low and Andrew W.K.

We’re joined by a special guest this week as Ash from Sugar Horse steps up to cast his critical eye over the week’s new releases which are The Ultra Vivid Lament by Manic Street Preachers, Sometimes I Might Be Introvert by Little Simz, Hey What by Low and God is Partying by Andrew W.K.

There are also brief reviews of Bad Pond Festival as well as Arab Strap’s much anticipated debut show in London since the release of their critically lauded come-back album As Days Get Dark.

Oh and there’s a nonsense story about how Classical music leaves us hooked on chocolate biscuits.

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S32 – Riot Act Christmas Single Bonanza (w/ Tom Peters from Alpha Male Tea Party)

SURPRISE!!!

We’ve been beavering away behind the scenes for the last couple of months to create a Christmas Carol Medley performed by a veritable feast of guests to raise money for a fund setup by Music Venues Trust for venues that didn’t receive funding from the UK Government bailout.

 
Remfry sat down with our arrange meister general Mr. Tom Peters from Alpha Male Tea Party, who has painstakingly arranged four carols together for our band of uber-musicians to perform. They talk about bringing all the disparate elements of the medley together, forming an uber group consisting of members of Alpha Male Tea Party, Delta Sleep, The Physics House Band and InTechnicolor to bring the instrumentals to our monstrous medley of festive fun. 


Joining them on vocals are members of SikTh, Her Name is Calla, False Advertising, Hebe Jones, El Moono, Congé and Better Than Mending. They also discuss the choice of carols, Good King Wenceslas, Ding Dong Merrily On High, O, Little Town of Bethlehem and Silent Night. 

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81 – How Dare You Ting Tings!?

Reviewed this week are new releases by Ozzy Osbourne, Agnes Obel, InTechnicolour and Greg Dulli. Plus Steve had a miserable time at The Brits and Remfry went on tour with Glasweigan instru-mentalists(!) Vasa and made a stop off at The Netherlands’ premier post-tech-rock festival Complexity Fest

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80 – Remfry is Still Naked (with Vlad Matveikov and Dave Jackson from In Technicolour)

Steve and Remfry are joined this week by Vlad and Dave from In Technicolour whose debut album Big Sleeper is released next week on Big Scary Monsters. Together they review new releases by Tame Impala, The Broken Islands, Kvelertak, Suicide Silence and Vasa. There’s also talk on Reading Festival and Rage Against the Machine’s return to the UK

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01 – Romantic Caravans and the 12 Unsung Heroes of 2018

After kicking Riot Act off in style with a podcast filled with some of the biggest names in music in episode 00, this week we cast our net into the furthest reaches of the musical landscape to bring you a dozen of 2018’s most exciting yet unheralded acts. There’s everything from gritty, earnest Americana to mind bogglingly savage tech-metal, and everything in between.

We also chat about our escapades over the last month. We both went to see Pearl Jam, Remfry went to see Palm Reader and Stephen went to a caravan for a few days with his wife. There’s probably a bit too much chat on that if we’re honest…