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It’s another double Classic Album Series podcast, and this week we go in on one of the weirdest multi-platinum selling bands in history; Armenian/American metal oddities System Of A Down. In part one we look at the band's self-titled debut album from 1998. Starting with the formation of the band, and their various and wide ranging musical inspirati…
 
Steve's in a festive mood because it's Thanksgiving and nothing gets him feeling more jolly than celebrating the concentrated slaughter of millions of people... ahhh bliss! But there's genuinely something to celebrate as the long awaited 4th album from Palm Reader (41:32) is out. Remfry and Steve review that alongside new albums by Billie Joe Armst…
 
Originally On Patreon- April 14th 2020 In this Rioteer's Review, suggested by Max Ellis, Remfry and Steve discuss the 1992 sixth studio album by psychedelic 'grunge' underdogs Screaming Trees. They discuss the band's involvement in the Singles soundtrack, pour yet more worship upon Screaming Trees vocalist Mark Lanegan (as per) and attempt to get t…
 
Steve and Remfry can't decide on whether it's a good week or not, as they review new releases by Killer Be Killed, Cabaret Voltaire, Dark Tranquility and p.g. Lost. They also talk about the potential Hole reunion (and if they're bothered were such a thing to occur) as well as the all-star Alice in Chains tribute show at the Museum of Pop Culture in…
 
It's Remfry's pick for the Classic Albums series and we're back to doubles due to lockdown, so Remfry's decided to cover alt. rock Gods Pixies. The Boston indie legends recorded Surfer Rosa in November 1987, just 11 months after Black Francis and Joey Santiago dropped out of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst to form the band. Bone Machine, R…
 
Biden's president, we have a vaccine and Steve's an uncle ... but even more important than all of that, System of a Down have released their first new songs in 15 years. Remfry and Uncle Steve assess these 2 new tracks as well as new releases by AC/DC, Jesu, King 810 and Shackles. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Originally on Patreon 04 Feb 2020 Steve and Remfry discuss the Original Soundtrack to controversial Oliver Stone directed and Quentin Tarantino scripted satirical black comedy Natural Born Killers. Compiled by Trent Reznor, who reportedly watched the film 50 times, it's contains an incredibly varied smorgasbord of musicians including Leonrad Cohen,…
 
Steve and Remfry have had a busy week, not only do they claim to have won the US election (that’s how it works right?) they also have plenty of new music to listen to. Lots of music. A whole load of music. A lot of people are saying they listen to the most music of everyone... ahem... We review new releases from Sólstafir (1:02:24) Ólafur Arnalds (…
 
It's one of the busiest weeks of the year as Remfry and Steve are up to their eyeballs with new releases. Coming under their critical gaze this week are new releases by Puscifer (28:22) Mr. Bungle (57:44) Bring Me the Horizon (1:16:49) Eels (1:50:39) Emma Ruth Rundle & Thou (2:03:36) Nothing (2:15:54) Zeal & Ardor (2:27:00) and PUP (2:46:11) ... ph…
 
Steve and Remfry are perplexed to hear that Miley Cyrus is recording an album of Metallica covers, an album that approximately nobody has asked for. Befuddled, they quickly move to safer ground and review new albums by clipping., Pallbearer, Autechre and Fever 333 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Originally on Patreon 21/01/20 Remfry and Steve discuss the sophomore album from massively influential lo-fi psychedelic indie folk rockers Neutral Milk Hotel. They discuss the themes of the record including loss of innocence, esoteric lyricism and Anne Frank, the influence the album has had on a variety of artists from Arcade Fire to mewithoutYou …
 
Steve and Remfry review new albums by Matt Berninger, Crippled Black Phoenix, Open Mike Eagle and Hellripper. We're delighted to say Riot Act is supported by Signature Brew. Head to https://www.signaturebrew.co.uk and type in the code 'riotact' at the checkout to get 10% off your purchase. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
The rock world is in mourning this week as news broke on 6th October that Eddie Van Halen has died at the age of 65 after a long battle with cancer. Steve and Remfry pay their respects to a guitarist who undoubtedly and unmistakably changed the way that people approach the electric guitar. Reviews come courtesy of Greg Puciato, Touché Amoré, Bon Jo…
 
Remfry took the opportunity to sit down with Biffy Clyro frontman Simon Neil to talk about their 9th studio album 'A Celebration of Endings', as well as the band's radical Glasgow Barrowlands livestream and Biffy Clyro's ability to infiltrate the mainstream despite being a really odd band. Remfry also had the chance to ask Simon about a number of o…
 
We have an exclusive ArcTanGent Festival announcement for you on this week's show as we announce the line-up for Wednesday night ... yes, ATG2021 will be four days of searing, riffgasmic Remfrycore and we have 10 bands to announce for you before any other outlet gets their greasy mitts on it. There are also reviews of the new albums by Jónsi, Ensla…
 
Originally on Patreon - Dec 17th 2019 For our twentieth Rioteers Review, Scott Bamford has suggested that we talk about Rotterdam post-hardcore mob thisGIRL's 2002 debut full-length album A Short Strut to the Brassy Front. Steve recounts his memories of playing shows with the band 'back in t'day' with rowdy Will Haven intim Stegal and Remfry keeps …
 
It's a big week ... possibly even the biggest week of the year thus far as we review new albums by Deftones, IDLES, Public Enemy, Svalbard, Anna von Hausswolff and The Ocean. On top of all that, Remfry and Steve discuss the terrific 2000Trees announcement, the sad circumstances that have led to the hiatus of Anathema and Steve reviews NoFX's livest…
 
Big album season has well and truly begun as Steve and Remfry are up to their eyeballs in great new releases from the likes of Napalm Death, Everything Everything, Bob Mould, Fawn Limbs, Jamie Lenman and Hidden Mothers. We also pay our respects to reggae legend Toots Hibbert who sadly passed away last week and another legendary band descends into t…
 
Originally on Patreon - Nov 26th 2019 After a relatively long hiatus (apologies for that) we're back with Rioteer's Review and we've got a corker for you here as suggested by Callum McMillan. Biffy Clyro's second album The Vertigo of Bliss is remarkably different to the arena-bothering Biffy Clyro of today, far more acerbic, angular and generally '…
 
Remfry tootled down to Brighton to speak to Annie Dorrett, vocalist with raging electro-punk newcomers CLT DRP (it's pronounced Clit Drip ... do clits drip?) to discuss the lyrical themes of their brilliantly acerbic and candid debut album Without the Eyes. They discuss a whole bunch of pertinent themes (body shaming, toxic masculinity, 'controvers…
 
New releases reviewed this week come courtesy of Marilyn Manson, The Pineapple Thief, Uniform, a collaboration between Richard Spaven and Sandunes and Ihsahn whilst Broken Records takes a look at Van Halen's over-blown, over-stuffed, over-the-hill 11th album, confusingly titled III. Speaking of overuse of words that are prefixed by the word 'over',…
 
It’s time for Steve and Remfry to delve into their big box of classic albums and pull out another one of their all time favorite records. We’re going slightly off piste this week, as we delve deep into the career of electro pop innovators turned synth rock megastars Depeche Mode. In this first part, you might be surprised to learn, we have picked t…
 
In a surprise twist of events, Steve and Remfry actually have something positive to say about Reading and Leeds Festival, who have (controversially) decided to expand their line-up of headliners from 3 to 6. And speaking of live music, Remfry went to a gig ... yes, a live gathering of people, joined together to gawp at someone playing music on stag…
 
Originally posted on Patreon July 4th 2019 Steve and Remfry discuss Killing Joke's seminal self-titled 1980 debut as well as the impact the band had on the likes of Fugazi, Nirvana, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pearl Jam, Metallica, Foo Fighters and more. They also talk about the characteristics of post-punk and how Thatcher's Britain became the nucleus …
 
There's some sad news to begin with as Steve pays tribute to Riley Gale, the vocalist for Texan thrash metallers Power Trip, who tragically passed away earlier this week at the age of 34. RIP Riley and condolences to his friends and family. Remfry joins in to help review new releases by PVRIS, Ulver, CLT DRP, Narrow Head and Brotherhood of the Lake…
 
Remfry and Steve take a metaphorical trip to Palm Desert in the first part of our special on Queens of the Stone Age, covering thie 1998 self-titled debut. But they're not alone, as Audience Please Podcast host and QotSA super-fan Adam Vallely joins them to dissect probably the most underappreciated record in the QotSA back catalogue. Together, the…
 
Steve and Remfry cast their critical eye over new albums by Bright Eyes, Blues Pills, Primitive Man and I Like Trains, whilst also taking the opportunity to catch up on some live stream reviews from the past few weeks, including Biffy Clyro's performance of A Celebration of Endings at Glasgow's Barrowlands, Code Orange's Mud TV Under the Skin Acous…
 
Originally On Patreon - 12/06/2019 Steve and Remfry take on an excellent suggestion by Max Ellis of one of our favourite vocalists Mark Lanegan. Released in 2004, Lanegan's sixth full-length solo album was his most commercially successful to date, featuring a myriad of guests including PJ Harvey, Izzy Stradlin, Duff McKagan, Joshua Homme, Nick Oliv…
 
Remfry and Steve are hot (in a temperaturial sense ... we're not THAT vain). Despite the heat, we don't complan (much) and crack on with reviewing new releases by Biffy Clyro, Fontaines D.C., TE Morris and Jo Quail and Poisonous Birds. Plus we exalt Razorlight to their rightful position in Broken Records. They also abandon all hope at the absolute …
 
On this week's Classic Albums Series podcast, Steve and Remfry travel back in time (and space, LOL!) to dig into the second album from Boston metalcore brutes turned space rock innovators Cave In; 2000’s masterpiece Jupiter. We look at the Boston scene of the late 90’s and how Cave In risked the ire of punk rockers to create, in our opinion, the fi…
 
New releases come courtesy of Alanis Morissette, The Fall of Troy, Jaye Jayle, Orbit Culture and Concrete plus Steve and Remfry consign Limp Bizkit's 4th studio album Results May Vary to the Broken Records bin, as well as getting in a little moan about the reaction to Biffy Clyro replacing Iron Maiden at Download Festival. See acast.com/privacy for…
 
It's a very varied show this week as Remfry and Steve review new releases by Creeper, Imperial Triumphant, Taylor Swift, Alain Johannes, Fall of Messiah and a split between NoFX and Frank Turner. There's sad news as we pay tribute to Fleetwood Mac co-founder Peter Green and hip-shaking Mick Jagger swaggers his way into Broken Records with his sopho…
 
It’s time for another special Riot Act interview podcast. This week Steve sat down with Will Gould from Southampton’s premier horror punks Creeper to talk about their long awaited second album Sex, Death and The Infinite Void. Will reveals the context that the album was created in, from Creeper “splitting up” onstage at Koko in London at the end of…
 
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 adn 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…
 
Although here at Riot Act we don’t believe that podcasts can be free (we believe that podcasts are sacred), with the world awakening this morning to a special dawn, a dawn that signifies exactly two years since Riot Act was born, Stephen Hill and Remfry Dedman present you with a very special gift to signify this occasion. In part 2 we look at the b…
 
Although here at Riot Act we don’t believe that podcasts can be free (we believe that podcasts are sacred), with the world awakening this morning to a special dawn, a dawn that signifies exactly two years since Riot Act was born, Stephen Hill and Remfry Dedman present you with a very special gift to signify this occasion. A free, whether you asked …
 
It's our second catch up in a row and this week, Remfry and Steve have decided to focus mainly on some of the bigger releases of the year that we've missed, including Rina Sawyama, Static-X, Rufus Wainwright, Mother Vulture and Laura Marling. Rufus Wainwright and Static-X together AT LAST! There's some crap news as we discuss the demise of Q Magazi…
 
Remfry sat down with Sharptooth vocalist Lauren Kashan to discuss some of the pertinent themes explored on the Baltimore hardcore band's new album Transitional Forms. Together, they vent about the current state of the world on topics as broad as cancel culture, misogyny, mental health issues and why despite the fact that we're in such a tumultuous …
 
Steve and Remfry discuss the phenomenal third studio album from desert rock legends Kyuss. The band invented and perfected stoner rock, a sub-genre that has since gone on to inspire countless bands and entire festival bills (no Kyuss? No Desertfest!) Alongside 1992's Blues for the Red Sun, Welcome to Sky Valley is generally considered their greates…
 
It's an episode 100 bonanza, as Steve and Remfry review new releases by HAIM (53:05) A.A. Williams (1:11:44) Phoxjaw (1:30:24) Hum (1:48:24) and Glorious (2:01:08) and they beam up William Shatner (2:07:10) to our Broken Records pit of despair (if you can beam one up to a pit) covering his 1968 album The Transformed Man. See acast.com/privacy for p…
 
Originally on Patreon Steve and Remfry discuss the debut album from UNKLE, a multi-faceted mish mash of Trip-Hop and alternative rock. They discuss DJ Shadow's involvement in the project, whether the record has dated particularly in relation to UNKLE's other work and the surprising critical drubbing the record received upon release. See acast.com/p…
 
Remfry's got himself in a bit of a tizz over Dizzie Rascal, although he may have got the wrong end of the stick. Alongside Steve, he gets back on track reviewing new releases by Bob Dylan, Ohmms, Bo Ningen, Vile Creature and clipping. Plus, take a look at the 2011 collaborative album between Lou Reed and Metallica Lulu and discuss whether it really…
 
On this week's show, Remfry and Steve review new releases by Lamb of God, Phoebe Bridgers, Protest the Hero and Coriky and they also delved further into the pit of despair than ever on Broken Records, heading back to 1999 and pooping the party, with it's soundtrack of hedonistic, misogynistic, will-waving in the form of Tommy Lee's debut 'solo' alb…
 
It's Remfry's pick and it's time for a bit of heavy metal, courtesy of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal scene, which Steve and Remfry spend a little time unpicking via Wikipedia. They also discuss Devin Townsend's controversial production job and how the album came to sound the way that it does, until the 10th anniversary re-issue and remix by …
 
It's Steve's second catch-up show of the year and he's curated a veritable feast of aural treats that we've missed in the first 5 months of 2020. New albums reviewed this week include Ghostpoet, END, Backxwash, Porridge Radio and Barren Womb. And in Broken Records, Steve and Remfry discuss whether Liz Phair's self-titled 2003 record deserves to be …
 
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