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133 – Architects, Julien Baker, NoFX and Glitterer

Remfry’s so excited about the prospect of Mogwai getting a number 1 album this week that he’s changed his t-shirt! Who saw that coming!? Steve’s happy for Mogwai but even happier to discover that Remfry has more than one t-shirt. 

The rest of the news covers the full range of the good, the bad and the ugly as The Former Boss of the United States of America and The Boss start a podcast together (good), Daft Punk announce they’ve split up after 28 years (bad) and Reading & Leeds strongly indicate that they will be back this summer, leading a whole slew of UK festivals to announce they will also be returning in 2021 (ugly). Oh and in altogether terrifying news, some fart-hat has decided to make a biopic about Robbie Williams … starring Robbie Williams.

Reviews this week are For Those Who Wish to Exist by Architects, Little Oblivions by Julien Baker, Single Album by NoFX, and Life Is Not a Lesson by Glitterer.

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112 – Deftones, Idles, Public Enemy and Svalbard

It’s a big week … possibly even the biggest week of the year thus far as we review new albums by Deftones, Idles, Public Enemy, Svalbard, Anna von Hausswolff and The Ocean. 
On top of all that, Remfry and Steve discuss the terrific 2000Trees announcement, the sad circumstances that have led to the hiatus of Anathema and Steve reviews NoFX’s livestream ‘performance’ of their 1992 White Trash, Two Heebs and a Bean.   

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104 – International Melting Black Jazz Society

It’s a very varied show this week as Remfry and Steve review new releases by Creeper, Imperial Triumphant, Taylor Swift, Alain Johannes, Fall of Messiah and a split between NoFX and Frank Turner. There’s sad news as we pay tribute to Fleetwood Mac co-founder Peter Green and hip-shaking Mick Jagger swaggers his way into Broken Records with his sophomore solo album Primitive Cool

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12 – Silly Billy and the Infinite Weirdness (feat. Greg Puciato and Steven Alexander from The Black Queen)

Steve and Remfry went to see the original Smashing Pumpkins line-up (shhhh, don’t talk about Darcy!) at London’s most soulless shameful shit-shed Wembley Arena… turns out there was A LOT to talk about! Remfry managed to catch a bunch of other shows as well, including much-hyped masked marauders Sleep Token, Part 1 of Brighton label Small Pond’s Enjoy Sugoi festivities and The Black Queen in Nottingham.

Speaking of which, Greg Puciato and Steven Alexander from The Black Queen both sat down with Remfry before the show to talk about their new album Infinite Games, The Dillinger Escape Plan and Chris Cornell (amongst other things). Album reviews this week come from Greta Van Fleet, Tom Morello, Shining and mewithoutyou and this week’s trade-off is Grade’s fourth and final album Head First, Straight To Hell in exchange for Wild Throne’s one and only album Harvest of Darkness.