Remfry is joined by Ben Tipple, a freelance journalist who has worked for Kerrang!, Metro, Punktastic, GoldFlakePaint and DIY, to review one of the best festivals the UK has to offer, 2000muthafuckinTrees. Remfry and Ben review 42 bands over the course of 3+ hours including Every Time I Die, Jamie Lenman, The Armed, Holding Absence, Phoxjaw, Mongol Horde, Therapy? Milk Teeth, Raketkanon, Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls, Haggard Cat, Puppy, Drug Church, Rolo Tomassi and probably for the first and last time You Me At Six.
This week’s episode of Riot Act comes with a twist! Usually, it’s Steve who is the grumpy one, but this week Remfry is going in on EVERYONE, presumably due to his less than flattering inclusion on the Batman Soundtrack Wikipedia page. He GROANS about Architects’ glorious Wembley triumph! He MOANS about Shaun Ryder and his Black Grape chums sounding too 90s on ‘It’s Great When You’re Straight, Yeah!’ after he was given them on Trade Off! He SLAMS Flint thugs King 810… He likes A.A. Williams and Puppy though. Steve is happy enough to talk about everything, including Remfry’s Trade Off pick ‘We Walk Unbalanced’ by Chronicles Of Adam West. Back to usual next week no doubt.
It’s an album review bonanza this week on Riot Act, as Stephen and Remfry sit down to cast their critical eye across a string of great albums including Thrice, Therapy? Vennart, Emma Ruth Rundle, The Dirty Nil… oh yeah, and Paul Weller. Remfry also went to see Puppy and Ghost live and gives a view to the latter that differs (somewhat) from the universal praise and acclaim that’s been lavished upon it.
In festival news, we discuss Sleep’s decision to snub Coachella in favour of Roadburn, plus there’s headliner news in the form of Meshuggah playing ArcTanGent (yaaaay!) and Sabaton playing Bloodstock (errrrr … tanks!?). Plus apropos of hardly anything, Steve refers to Taylor Swift as a ‘sexy lizard’.