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106 – Sea-Shanty Sgt. Peppers

Remfry and Steve are hot (in a temperaturial sense … we’re not THAT vain). Despite the heat, we don’t complan (much) and crack on with reviewing new releases by Biffy Clyro, Fontaines D.C., TE Morris and Jo Quail and Poisonous Birds. Plus we exalt Razorlight to their rightful position in Broken Records.

They also abandon all hope at the absolute twattery of attendees at Sturgis Biker Rally … no, not because they paid money to watch appalling ‘All-Star’ Shrek-wreckers Smash Mouth, but because seemingly the overwhelming majority of the crowd appeared mask-less amid an ongoing, global coronavirus pandemic …. blithering idiots!

There’s also sad news in the form of producer extraordinaire Martin Birch’s passing as well as LG Petrov’s diagnosis with un-curable cancer. If you’d like to help donate to the cause, visit Petrov’s Go Fund Me page at https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-petrov 

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S15 – MONO Discussion (with Jo Quail, A.A. Williams and Serena Cherry)

Remfry is joined by three excellent guests, Serena Cherry (of Svalbard), Jo Quail and A.A. Williams, to discuss Japanese instrumental quartet MONO and the impact they have had over 20 years as a band. The panel discuss the dynamics of MONO’s music and the influence it has had on each member of the panel, which then leads into a broader discussion about instrumental music, showmanship and the difference between practise and performance. 

MONO curate a 20th anniversary event in London called ‘Beyond the Past’; three gigs across two days which will feature performances from Svalbard, Jo Quail and A.A. Williams as well as Boris, Envy, Ă…rabrot, Alcest, Nordic Giants, Floating Spectrum and of course, MONO. The shows take place 13th – 14th December at Oval Space, Barbican and Village Underground in London and tickets are available here.

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62 – Super Chelly Chelly Songs

There are a plethora of live shows to cover this week on Riot Act, as Steve went to the rather morbid Static-X, Soil and Wednesday 13 in London whilst Remfry went to see Emma Ruth Rundle, Jo Quail in Bristol and Lingua Ignota in London. He also hot-footed it off to Cologne to report back from the 15th edition of Euroblast Festival where he saw a strong contender for worst gig in 20 years of seeing shows. 

Albums reviewed include The Menzingers, The Number Twelve Looks Like You, Renounced and Body Hound and trade off comes courtesy of Death By Stereo and Sunny Day Real Estate.

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