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162 – Thrice, Employed to Serve, Mono and Carcass

BEEEEARD OOOOIL! Stephen ‘Metalcore Fan Aggressor’ Hill and Remfry ‘Post-Rock Cowardly Lion’ Dedman review the latest new releases in the world of alternative music in the form of Horizons / East by Thrice, Conquering by Employed To Serve, Pilgrimage of the Soul by Mono, and Torn Arteries by Carcass.

Steve talks about his excitement at the announcement that Rick Astley and Blossoms teaming up to play the songs of The Smiths in possibly the most beguiling partnership since Sting and Shaggy released an album. We also peruse Rolling Stone’s hot-off-the-press updated version of their Top 500 Songs of all Time list, a list that was last updated in 2003.

On top of all that, Remfry has live reports of Mother Vulture and highlights from Portals Festival, including Bossk, Human Pyramids, CLT DRP, itoldyouiwouldeatyou and Nervus.

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156 – Lingua Ignota, Foxing, Fawn Limbs and Creeper

Remfry’s feeling very hoarse after making an extravagant re-entrance back into non-socially distanced gig-going, as he hurtled himself down to his old stomping ground of Bristol to see 80Trees, the mini-indoor festival hastily put together by the 2000Trees and ArcTanGent team. He huskily reports back on the weekend’s events and shenanigans whilst trying to sound as little like Kathleen Turner as possible. For those of a more mainstream persuasion, we also celebrate Dave’s #1 UK album success and break down a veritable feast of fascinating facts of its success.

Releases reviewed this week include Sinner Get Ready by Lingua Ignota, Draw Down the Moon by Foxing, Darwin Falls by Fawn Limbs and American Noir by Creeper

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103 – Panic at the Disco for Grown-Ups

It’s our second catch up in a row and this week, Remfry and Steve have decided to focus mainly on some of the bigger releases of the year that we’ve missed, including Rina Sawyama, Static-X, Rufus Wainwright, Mother Vulture and Laura Marling. Rufus Wainwright and Static-X together AT LAST!

There’s some crap news as we discuss the demise of Q Magazine and we pay tribute to Tim Smith of Cardiacs, who tragically passed away earlier this week from dystonia. And Broken Records takes a lighter turn than it has done in weeks, as we take a look at Dee Dee King AKA Dee Dee Ramone’s 1989 hip-hop solo record ‘Standing in the Spotlight’.

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82 – The Real Housewives of Holy Roar (w/ Justine Jones from Employed to Serve)

Steve and Remfry are joined by Employed to Serve mic-abuser and Holy Roar Records impresario Justine Jones this week to review new albums by Five Finger Death Punch, Nova Twins, Sightless Pit, Toundra and Intronaut. Steve waxes lyrical about one of the best new bands he’s seen live in a long long time and there’s discussion around a topic raised last week of musicians who had better careers solo than in bands