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163 – Sleep Token, Public Service Broadcasting, The Body & Big I Brave and LLNN

Trigger Warning: this week’s episode contains dangerous baked potatoes.

It’s been a busy week for news for Steve and Remfry to digest this week, some of it is quite serious, like the implications of UMG being made public on the stock exchange and destroying the myth that there’s no money in the music industry, some of it is quite exciting, such as the very unexpected reformation of The Fugees and news of Rancid returning to the UK, some of it is very tiring, Slipknot and Machine Gun Kelly bellyaching at each other on Twitter for example, and some stories are just bizarre, like Liam Gallagher claiming rock and roll is alive and well because he fell out of a helicopter… fine, but he’s no Brian Harvey!

Once all that is out of the way we turn our attention to reviewing a very varied selection of new music from hotly tipped pop-tech-metal sensations Sleep Token, electro post-rock instrumental conceptualists Public Service Broadcasting, a very unique collaboration between underground, forward thinking metal artists The Body and Big I Brave, and Danish “Doomcore” (copyright Stephen Hill, 2021) destroyers LLNN

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14 – Not in Kermit’s Mouth

Steve’s absolutely furious this week because he’s got a cold and is surely just a cough away from certain death. Remfry feels fine (thanks for asking) although he is slightly perturbed by the colour of Steve’s toilet seat. Despite these debilitating circumstances, neither are discouraged from talking about some of the most exciting new music in the alternative sphere, which this week takes the form of reviews of albums by Sick of it All, Toska and Sylvaine.

Remfry headed across to Oxford to see Idles continue to take the country by storm, whilst Steve ventured to London’s Roundhouse to see Pixies play Surfer Rosa and Come On Pilgrim in full and they both had fairly different views of Turnstile’s show at House of Vans. Elsewhere new songs from Slipknot and While She Sleeps are discussed and in place of trade-off this week, Steve and Remfry pick their Top Five albums from Epitaph, the legendary American independent record label setup by Bad Religion’s Brett Gurewitz in 1980.

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00 – The Venn Diagram of Riot Act Music

Welcome to Riot Act. A brand new podcast for fans of alternative music hosted by Stephen Hill and Remfry Dedman. In this four hour plus opening episode we go through numerous sub-genres, from prog rock to hardcore punk and everything in-between, to compile the ultimate guide to alternative music.

If you love passionate, in depth music chat, bizarre sperm metaphors, and podcasts being interrupted by cats then this might just be your new favourite thing on the internet!