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138 – Godspeed You! Black Emperor, DVNE, Hiraki and Bruit ≤

Remfry’s had his first vaccination much to Steve’s chagrin. Irrefutable proof that the NHS believe Remfry is a better person than Steve (guess who’s writing this episode description). 


In other far less exciting news, Daron Malakian has stated that ‘guns are essential’ in response to a frankly bizarre (and pretty crap to be honest) cover of BYOB by GunDrummer, a musician / irresponsible gun fetishising lunatic who replicates beats and drum patterns using firearms. In his defense, it’s a better use of guns than shooting people, so you carry on Mr. GunDrummer. 


And a group of songwriters who collectively have writing credits for some of the biggest artists in pop music (Dua Lipa, Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, One Direction, Michael Bublé, Lorde, Shawn Mendes and Selena Gomez amongst others) have formed an advocacy group called The Pact to raise awareness and prevent pop stars from taking writing credits on songs that they didn’t write. Naughty naughty pop stars … 


Albums reviewed this week are G_d’s Pee AT STATE’S END! by Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Etemen Ænka by Dvne, Stumbling Through The Walls by Hiraki and The Machine Is Burning And Now Everyone Knows It Could Happen Again by Bruit ≤

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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.