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169 – Limp Bizkit, The War on Drugs, JPEGMAFIA and Rivers of Nihil

Welcome to another week of alternative music news, reviews and opinions courtesy of us here at Riot Act. Steve and Remfry start, pretty much immediately, by excitedly reviewing the recent Biffy Clyro gig at the Forum in London, before delving into this weeks releases, discussing the news that U2 have released a rubbish song (much to Steve’s disappointment but not shock), Porcupine Tree have reformed and that some Slipknot fans have set fire to a mosh pit… or something. We also pay tribute to legendary music writer Malcolm Dome, who we were very sad to learn passed away this week. RIP to the man who coined the term thrash metal and who has given both of us literally tens of thousands of words on some of our favourite music ever.

We then catch up on some recent releases that we feel are worth talking about from a truly mixed bag; Limp Bizkit, The War On Drugs, Don Broco, Jónsi, JPEGMAFIA, Marissa Nadler, Teethgrynder, Rivers of Nihil, Tom VR and Can’t Swim all have their latest albums discussed and dissected. There’s a lot of chat about the saxophone too. Nice.

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105 – General Apathy and Major Boredom

New releases come courtesy of Alanis Morissette, The Fall of Troy, Jaye Jayle, Orbit Culture and Concrete plus Steve and Remfry consign Limp Bizkit’s 4th studio album Results May Vary to the Broken Records bin, as well as getting in a little moan about the reaction to Biffy Clyro replacing Iron Maiden at Download Festival. 

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11 – Static-X Kicked Over Coal Chamber’s Sandcastle (feat. The Dirty Nil)

We’ve surreptitiously designated this week ‘Canada Week’ in honour of Remfry sitting down with Luke and Kyle from Hamilton, Ontario alt-rock trio The Dirty Nil to discuss their 5 favourite Canadian punk bands. Sticking with the ‘Canada’ theme, Steve and Remfry also review Fucked Up’s latest double album opus ‘Dose Your Dreams’, alongside Echo & The Bunnymen’s re-imagination record The Stars, The Ocean & The Moon’ and the debut album from one of our 12 Unsung Heroes of 2018 (all the way back in the glory days of episode one) Wild Cat Strike.

Steve and Remfry also discuss the frankly pathetic attempt made by Shaggy 2 Dope (he of Insane Clown Posse) to drop kick Fred Durst in the head, the Nirvana ‘reunion’ and why it is most patently NOT a reunion and the validity of covering Twenty One Pilots on a future show. Plus, there’s a hideously unfair Trade Off, where Steve receives Ilenkus’s 2014 album ‘The Crossing’, whilst Remfry gets to the ‘pleasure’ of wrapping his forever damaged ears around Clawfinger’s 1997 self-titled album … he’s not been the same since.