New albums reviewed this week come courtesy of Body Count, JFDR, My Dying Bride and Today is the Day and Remfry went to see London-based promoter Chaos Theory’s ’10 Years of Chaos’ all-dayer as well as the curious sight of seeing furious Brit hardcore crew Ithaca open for American indie folk rock starlwarts Big Thief. Plus, Trade-off returns for it’s penultimate bow, As Remfry brings in Vessels’ 2008 debut album ‘White Fields and Open Devices’, whilst Steve puts forward Earth Crisis’ ‘Breed the Killers’.
Remfry somehow managed to secure himself another trip to The Netherlands in as many months, so that he could report back to you about festivities at Roadburn 2019. Space cake may or may not have been consumed. Remfry goes into details about the bands he saw including Cave In, Daughters, Mono and the Jo Quail Quintet, A.A. Williams and more.
Back in the room with Steve, the boys review new albums from The Chemical Brothers, Sunn O))) and Memory of Elephants and trade-off this week comes courtesy of Graham Coxon’s Happiness is Magazines and Down I Go’s You’re Lucky God, That I Can Not Reach You.
In an uncharacteristic move for an old cynical punk, Stephen Hill went to see Marks-and-Spencer-core fatigue merchants Doves and Mancunian poptastic royalty Take That and was able to make a surprising comparison between the two. Remfry went to the more usual Riot Act fare of IDLES and Memory of Elephants.
The boys also review new releases from Idlewild, Inter Arma and Blood Command and this week’s trade-off is DevilDriver’s Outlaws ‘Til the End, Vol 1 and Damien Rice’s 9.