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161 – Manic Street Preachers, Little Simz, Low and Andrew W.K.

We’re joined by a special guest this week as Ash from Sugar Horse steps up to cast his critical eye over the week’s new releases which are The Ultra Vivid Lament by Manic Street Preachers, Sometimes I Might Be Introvert by Little Simz, Hey What by Low and God is Partying by Andrew W.K.

There are also brief reviews of Bad Pond Festival as well as Arab Strap’s much anticipated debut show in London since the release of their critically lauded come-back album As Days Get Dark.

Oh and there’s a nonsense story about how Classical music leaves us hooked on chocolate biscuits.

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159 – Turnstile, Jinjer, Sugar Horse and Sons of Alpha Centauri

This episode of Riot Act is dedicated to Mathew Davies (RIP)

On this week’s show, we pay our respects to Charlie Watt, the ‘engine’ behind the drum kit for The Rolling Stones who passed away on 24th August at the age of 80. In other news, Spencer Elden, the baby on the cover of Nirvana’s seminal 1991 album Nevermind, is suing surviving  band members Dave Grohl and Krist Noveselic, Courtney Love, photographer Kirk Weddle, the managers of Kurt Cobain’s estate, his Grandma, his second cousin, his dog, the first girl he ever kissed and probably Steve if he ever hears this podcast, after alleging that his parents never signed a release authorising the use of the image for the artwork. The lawsuit also cites the image as ‘child pornography’ … right you are Spence mate…

Albums reviewed on this week’s show are Glow On by Turnstile, Wallflowers by Jinjer, The Live Long After by Sugar Horse, and Push by Sons of Alpha Centauri

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89 – A Blanket of Nihilism

There’s a charged frisson of disagreement regarding a couple of the records this week with reviews of new releases by Enter Shikari, Oranssi Pazuzu, The Black Dahlia Murder, Sugar Horse and Wild Cat Strike.

But that’s nothing compared to the righteous anger of Ticketmaster customers, after the US website discreetly changed the wording of their terms and conditions to state that customers could only get a refund if shows were completely cancelled, a pretty contemptible move at a time when so many shows are being postponed (rather than cancelled) due to the worldwide outbreak of COVID-19. Steve and Remfry wag their fingers and drag the ticket giant to the naughty step, but should the same punishment be dished out to Bob Dylan for his widely-derided 1970 album Self-Portrait? The boys discuss that and more for this week’s Broken Record.