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S23 – Covers Special #1

Remfry and Steve return to an idea as old as Riot Act itself as they pick 8 covers each to discuss over almost 3 hours. The songs that bands decide to cover and the way that they cover them can tell you a lot about the band itself, something that the boys dissect at length.


Together, they look at covers of songs by the likes of The Beatles, Refused, The Prodigy, Nina Simone, Sunny Day Real Estate, Pink Floyd, Kate Bush, Nirvana, Iron Maiden, Weezer, Deftones, The Police, Killing Joke and Frank Sinatra

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68 – Bubblewrap Back

It’s part 2 of our end-of-year catch up and this week, Steve’s curated a compelling and varied list of musical artistes including Health, Show Me The Body, Snow Ghosts, Port Noir, Ashbringer, Life of Agony, Throes, JPEGMafia, Kim Gordon and Nile.

Also this week, Remfry went to see Fever 333, Steve went to see Leprous, there’s a discussion about The Ghost Inside’s big comeback show at Brixton Academy and for the first time, possibly ever, the guys say something bad about Tool.

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59 – Bring back Streetmate

Steve and Remfry review new albums by Pixies, Cult of Luna, Chelsea Wolfe and Mike Patton and Jean Claude-Vannier. Trade off this week comes courtesy of MDC and Imperial Triumphant. 

They also discuss Tool taking the No#1 spot from Taylor Swift, Green Day’s newly announced uber tour as well as ‘the most exciting new guitar band in Britain’ (The Guardian, June 2019) black midi.  

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57 – As The Snowballs Fall in Hell: The Return of Tool

420,681,600 seconds. 7,011,360 minutes. 116,856 hours. 4869 days. Or as most people put it, 13 years. Finally, after a lot of waiting (and a lot of pointless maths) Tool’s new album, Fear Inoculum, is here and we’re about to review the s**t out of it! Strap in for over an hour of analysis on one of the most anticipated records of the decade. 

There are other albums out this week too including new releases by Hugar, Entombed A.D. and Black Futures. Plus, there’s a discussion over the controversial Die Antwoord video that has surfaced from backstage of a festival in 2012, whihc has resulted in the South African hip-hop duo being dropped from a number of festivals, including Life is Beautiful, Louder Than Life and Riot Fest. 

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47 – The Opposite of Hyperbole (Download 2019 Review)

Remfry is away this week, sampling the delights of Amsterdam (more of that next week), but fear not, our good friend Matt Stocks is here to step into his shoes to talk through all the highlights of this years Download festival. Steve and Matt chat about the great (Clutch, Power Trip), the pathetic (Godsmack) and the Tool (Tool). Plus all the other high and lowlights. There’s also a trade off, featuring Kilkenny alt-rock underdogs Kerbdog’s On The Turn and the groundbreaking, proto-riot grrl punk rock of X Ray Spex Germfree Adolescents, and details of YOUR invite to Riot Act’s upcoming 1st birthday party.

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31 – Dead Man Conjuring

On this week’s Riot Act we have a very special guest in the form of Conjurer’s Brady Deeprose, who appears to have come on the show purely to correct Steve and Remfry’s pronunciation. What a tosser!
Steve and Brady review Downsurge Festival, Remfry went to see The Wonder Years and Steve reluctantly covers The Brits where he discovered that people actually like pop music … who would’ve thought?

The trio review albums by While She Sleeps, In Flames and Mark Morton whilst Trade-Off comes courtesy of The Church of Rock N Roll by Foxy Shazam and Ænima by Tool.