S33 – Steven Wilson

In a special Riot Act Podcast exclusive, Steve sat down with the UK’s own prog overlord, former Porcupine Tree leader and all round music obsessive Steven Wilson to chat about his new album The Future Bites. 

We discuss the albums themes, with that awkward feeling of being an avid consumer against consumerism being among them, the records more pop like sensibilities, taking us into discussions on everyone from Talk Talk to Pet Shop Boys to The Weeknd, what the definition of progressive music is in the year 2021 and, of course, both of the Steve’s love and admiration for Taylor Swift. 

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129 – Steven Wilson, Tribulation, Martin Gore and Accept

It’s a crossover episode as Remfry and Steve team up with fellow journalist / podcaster Tom Dare from the Hell Bent For Metal podcast. Alongside Tom, we review new releases including The Future Bites by Steven Wilson, Where the Gloom Becomes Sound by Tribulation, The Third Chimpanzee EP by Martin Gore, Too Mean To Die by Accept and Gas Lit by Divide and Dissolve. 

And as it’s a crossover episode, we throw in one of Hell Bent For Metal’s features in the form of Camp Classic, where we pick a work from metal’s history which the gay community might see differently to the straight folk in the room. And this week’s pick is the video to Sonne by Rammstein. 

There’s also brief discussion around The Flaming Lips’ super cool Oklahoma ‘bubble’ show and the cancellation of Glastonbury and what that rather inevitably means for UK festivals of a similar size in 2021.

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