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S23 – Covers Special #1

Remfry and Steve return to an idea as old as Riot Act itself as they pick 8 covers each to discuss over almost 3 hours. The songs that bands decide to cover and the way that they cover them can tell you a lot about the band itself, something that the boys dissect at length.


Together, they look at covers of songs by the likes of The Beatles, Refused, The Prodigy, Nina Simone, Sunny Day Real Estate, Pink Floyd, Kate Bush, Nirvana, Iron Maiden, Weezer, Deftones, The Police, Killing Joke and Frank Sinatra

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64 – Talk Talk Bingo

Remfry is away this week, mucking about in Europe. But Riot Act rolls on regardless. Stephen is joined by long time buddy and RA comrade Matt Stocks to review new releases from Foals, Ocean Wisdom and Elbow. Matt brings Against Me’s classic major label debut New Wave in for the first ever one sided trade off. And the boys chat Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Nominees, Robb Flynn kicking off on instagram and Matt’s recent interview with Jaz Coleman from Killing Joke. Plus Steve compares everyone to Talk Talk. As usual.

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17 – Police Academy 7: Ron Perlman’s Regret

Steve and Remfry aren’t just fountains of musical knowledge, they are massive cinephiles as well. This week the guys wax lyrical over the relative merits of comedy classics Police Academy 7: Mission To Moscow and See No Evil, Hear No Evil. When they can be bothered to talk about music there are reviews on the latest releases from Smashing Pumpkins, Mumford And Sons, Failure and Azusa. Plus a trade off involving the self titled debut album by Gravity Kills and Marriages Kitsune EP. And we are once again joined by, literally, everybody’s friend Jamie Lenman for another ‘The World According to Jamie Lenman’, this time on Queen’s utterly maddening Hot Space album. Right, we’re off to lawyer up before Kevin Spacey hears this.

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16 – Frettin’ About Threatin (feat. Emma Ruth Rundle)

On this week’s episode of Riot Act there is plenty to be worried about. Steve is worried about Remfry’s drinking habit, the state of the world in general, and the sound of the new Muse album which is reviewed alongside the latest albums from Thom Yorke, Can’t Swim and The Ocean. There is respite from the furrowed brows in both The Trade Off, where we exchange superlatives about both Killing Joke’s Absolute Dissent and The Illusion Of Democracy by Reflux, and Remfry sat down for a stress free chat with the excellent Emma Ruth Rundle. But the most pressing concern comes from the bizarre and labyrinthian tale of infamous alt-rock troll Jared Threatin and his “band” Threatin, which is discussed at length… Spoiler, we never do get to the bottom of it.