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139 – The Offspring, Holding Absence, Devil Sold His Soul and Årabrot

There are important updates on Broken Records, Classic Albums and Remfry’s squeaky chair this week as well as news on will.i.am‘s latest foray into the world of tech and Ronnie Wood has been granted the freedom of the city of London … lucky him!

Reviews this week include Let the Bad Times Roll by The Offspring, The Greatest Mistake of my Life by Holding Absence, Loss by Devil Sold His Soul and Norweigan Gothic by Årabrot. 

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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.