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130 – Foo Fighters, Cult of Luna, Weezer and Madlib

Some big releases are reviewed this week as Steve and Remfry delve into six new releases, including Medicine at Midnight by Foo Fighters, The Raging River by Cult of Luna, OK Human by Weezer, Sound Ancestors by Madlib, We Are Always Alone by Portrayal of Guilt and Dark Flannel by Memory of Elephants. 


And news verges from the horrific to the ridiculous as we discuss the grim allegations that have come out against Marilyn Manson and the lawsuit taken out against Taylor Swift by a Utah theme park that just so happens to share a name with the latest album from the pop sensation. 

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63 – Huge Ackman

Steve and Remfry continue to bring you the most eclectic alternative music round-up with reviews this week of new releases by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Babymetal, Lightning Bolt and Can’t Swim. 

Steve also found time to go to the cinema this week (twice) where he was rudely confronted by Gary Glitter (his music, not the man himself) which once again raises the ugly question of whether art can (or should) be enjoyed once the artist has been convicted of a heinous crime. His second cinema excursion was a preview screening of Metallica’s S&M2 concert with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra whilst Remfry ventured up to Camden Town to see a glorious double-header in the form of Touché Amoré and Deafheaven. Additionally, the boys mourn the loss of the unhinged yet undeniably phenomenal drumming talent of Ginger Baker. 

And trade-off continues the eclecticism as Steve brings under-rated Blues legend Roy Buchanan to the table whilst Remfry extols the virtues of alt-rock turned neo-classical composer Clint Mansell.

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