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32 – Rivers’ Rogue McDonalds Tray

Steve and Remfry pay tribute to two musicians from polar opposites of the music spectrum this week, after the passing of The Prodigy’s Keith Flint and Talk Talk’s Mark Hollis. They discuss the impact both musicians had, one who united people across several genres and one who changed the face of modern contemporary music. RIP Keith Flint and Mark Hollis. 

In happier news, Remfry went to see The Armed again when they hit London to see if his experience was any different to the spaced out experience he had in The Netherlands. (Spoiler, it was even better!) There are also reviews of new albums by Weezer, Holding Absence and Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard and trade off comes courtesy of Joanna Newsom’s Divers and Talk Talk’s Spirit of Eden. 

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23 – Paper, Scissors, BROS

It’s the first Riot Act of 2019 and as is usually the case for this time of year, there ain’t all that much going on, so Remfry takes the opportunity to crowbar in a record that he’s become utterly obsessed with over Christmas. Speaking of the festive period, Stephen spent most of it watching and re-watching BROS: After the Screaming Stops, the music documentary that’s garnered a massive audience overnight after its televisual premier on BBC Four. Who knew it would turn out to be the funniest film about music since This is Spinal Tap? Elsewhere, Remfry casts his mind back to the end of 2018 to review Clutch’s debut show at Brixton Academy and Trade Off makes its long awaited return with Steve hearing Rough Hands’ Moral Terror for the first time and Remfry listening to Tim Armstrong’s A Poet’s Life.

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02 – Testicular Embolisation, You First (feat. Andy Cairns from Therapy?)

Stephen and Remfry discuss the world of alternative music this week off the back of some painful experiences. Remfry had his ears ruined by seeing Employed To Serve, Rough Hands, and Leeched. Stephen is smarting from an operation on his… well, you’ll see! It’s pretty gross. Let’s move on. 

The boys review the latest records from Scars On Broadway, Dirty Projectors, Night Verses, Birds In Row, and the debut EP from Urne. There is also talk about some questionable decisions made by The Smashing Pumpkins on their recent 30th anniversary show, the theological metaphors surrounding the stunning new Behemoth video, and we are joined by our first ever guest; Therapy? frontman Andy Cairns who gives us an in depth look at their hugely underrated 2000 album Suicide Pact, You First.