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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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67 – Killing in the Black Parade

It’s a mammoth week in Riot Act land as we begin part one or a two part catch up end of year spectacular. This time around, we’ve decided to split the catch-up picks between our two hosts and this week it’s Remfry’s turn to bring in records he feels we should have covered on the show this year. His picks are Julia Jacklin, Weyes Blood, Numenorean, Pile, The Callous Daoboys, Lightning Dust, Fink, Norma Jean, A Winged Victory for the Sullen and Schammasch. 

But before all that, Steve and Remfry discuss the reformations of My Chemical Romance and Rage Against the Machine, plus there are live reviews of a plethora of shows, including Opeth, Thrice & Refused, Creeper, Imperial Triumphant, Terror and Machine Head.

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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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35 – Overpowered By The Twee

This week, Steve and Remfry pay tribute to Scott Walker who passed away on Monday. An innovative and uncompromising artist whose career encompassed everything from 1960s pop to a collaboration with hooded Seattle doom-merchants Sunn O))), Walker was a huge influence on a diverse range of artists including Radiohead, Pulp, Cult of Luna, David Bowie, Brian Eno, Goldfrapp, Opeth and Leonard Cohen.

In much better news, the boys discuss the incredibly exciting announcement that Machine Head will be back with original members Logan Mader and Chris Kontos to play their colossal 1994 debut album Burn My Eyes in full. They also review new albums from UNKLE, Whitechapel, Brutus and The Pirate Ship Quintet and trade-off comes courtesy of Broken Bells and Atari Teenage Riot.

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10 – Paint it Black Peaks (feat. Will Gardner & Joe Gosney from Black Peaks)

This week Steve and Remfry are joined by Will and Joe, half of the mighty quartet that make up one of the world’s greatest current bands, Black Peaks. The four of them discuss news of the double departure from Machine Head, the new Architects song, Muse’s announcement that they’re playing Royal Albert Hall and ickle punk pensioner Jonny Rotten’s tiff with also-old-but-not-quite-as-old punks Green Day.

Steve, Remfry, Will and Joe also dish out a variety of opinions on new albums from Behemoth, Coheed and Cambria, High On Fire and A Storm of Light, plus we direct some listeners questions to the boys in Black Peaks.