Episodes
Published 05/26/22
Welcome back to another Riot Act. Your weekly fix of alternative music chat. Remfry is having a well earned break this week, so Steve is joined by our good friend and former Stereoboard writer Sam Sleight. The two of them saw the big My Chemical Romance shows in Milton Keynes, so they talk about that before moving on to chat new records by Liam Gallagher, Murkage Dave, Malevolence and Harry Styles. Plus we react to the recent news that only 13% of headliners in this years UK festival market...
Published 05/26/22
Hello you, welcome back to the latest episode of Riot Act, the alternative music podcast, where you can get all the best news and opinions about all of the stuff that happened in the music world this week. Steve and Remfry have got a big one to start with, as we look at the huge new album from Kendrick Lamar, followed by new releases from Cave In and Spice. We then pay tribute to electronic music pioneer Vangelis, chat about Eric Clapton and Pearl Jam both getting Covid (we’re more...
Published 05/19/22
Welcome to another Riot Act, your weekly dose of alternative music news and reviews. This week Steve and Remfry get all misty eyed at the news that Apple are discontinuing the iPod, it ends up in a big nostalgia trip all the way back to Soda Streams. Those were the days eh! There is also reviews on the latest releases from Arcade Fire, Moon Tooth and God Mother, plus there are live reports from recent shows from Foals and, you guessed it, Tool. We also talk about the recent Rock and Roll...
Published 05/12/22
Welcome back to Riot Act, where you can hear a rather tired Steve and Remfry talk about both a busy week for music and a busy week for the pair of them. We gloss over the QandA’s, wrestling and DJ sets that the pair of us have partaken in, and instead get to the chat about new music we’ve been listening to from the likes of Bloc Party, Puppy, Heriot and Ibiraki, live shows from Low, Armand Hammer and, for the second week running, Tool and the news of Ozzy Osbourne getting COVID. Also we chat...
Published 05/05/22
After a week absence Riot Act returns with an absolutely bumper show. Steve and Remfry are kind of delighted that Machine Gun Kelly has decided that he’s not going to make rock music anymore. That’s alright innit! But they’re more interested in telling you about the music that they have seen/listened to in the last fortnight. So, there are reviews on a pretty massive bunch of releases from the likes of Rammstein, Pusha T, Fontaines D.C., Daniel Johns, Bob Vylan, Dalek, Somali Yacht Club and...
Published 04/28/22
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Published 04/20/22
(Originally released via https://www.patreon.com/riotactpodcast (https://www.patreon.com/riotactpodcast) 22 October 2020) As suggested by Dougie Vale, Steve and Remfry take a deep dive into the 2010 self-titled album by Norweigan black n' rollers Kvelertak, an album that has oft been heralded as one of the finest debut albums of the 2010s. But the landscape of heavy music has changed somewhat in the prevailing years and Kvelertak never quite garnered the reputation that they were expected to...
Published 04/17/22
Welcome back to Riot Act, the alternative music podcast, where Steve and Remfry have had a busy week. Remfry has been to a whole bunch of gigs, from two huge arena shows by Ghost and The War on Drugs to smaller club shows with Bambara and Mclusky, whereas Steve has… er… watched the Jimmy Savile documentary. No accounting for taste. We also have new music to talk about too, with albums from the likes of Jack White, Wet Leg, Cancer Bats and Greyhaven all reviewed, before, inspired by the news...
Published 04/14/22
Welcome to another weekly dose of your alternative music fix from us here at Riot Act. You know it’s been a pretty quiet week when Steve and Remfry are chatting about David Draiman and Lil Nas X being mates and trying their hardest to just ignore the Grammys. So we decided to cast our mind back to a long lost festival that we believed had plenty of potential but, due to some pretty unusual circumstances, never managed to last longer than a handful of years. Tattoo the Planet/Earth was a...
Published 04/07/22
Hi there, welcome to another Riot Act Reviews, where Steve and Remfry review a brand new album from the world of alternative music. Today we are looking at the 12th studio album from funk rock megastars Red Hot Chili Peppers, Unlimited Love. This is the first album by the band since 2016’s The Getaway, and the first album to feature the band's iconic lead guitarist John Frusciante since his departure in 2009. It’s fair to say that the Chili’s haven’t really been at it for quite some time now....
Published 04/05/22
(Originally released on https://www.patreon.com/riotactpodcast (https://www.patreon.com/riotactpodcast) 30th October 2020) Remfry and Steve discuss an under-appreciated gem of an album, the second album from the experimental mathcore quartet...
Published 04/02/22
Welcome to another episode of Riot Act, your dose of weekly news and opinions from the alternative music world. Steve and Remfry have a mixed bag to sort through this week, the most pressing being the tragic, sudden and far too soon passing of Foo Fighters iconic drummer Taylor Hawkins and Talons violinist Sam Little. RIP to both men. We also review a batch of new albums and live shows, ruling the roost over the latest releases from Carpenter Brut, Dream Widow, Denzel Curry and GGGOLDDD, and...
Published 03/31/22
Welcome to another Riot Act Reviews, where Steve and Remfry look at one of the top new releases from the alternative music world. On this episode we are going to be speaking about Immutable, the brand new album from Swedish tech-metal pioneers Meshuggah. Meshuggah are one of the most important bands in modern metal, pioneering a sound that has been ripped off and copied by all manner of chancers in the djent scene over the years, but the last couple of releases the band have put out, 2012’s...
Published 03/30/22
Cover your mouths and don’t get too close to Remfry! Riot Act is here again, but poor Remmers is still suffering from the deadly COVID. Steve is fine, although he is pretty certain he’s going to get it in the next few days, so something to look forward to next week. We've managed to cast our ears over the latest releases from Charli XCX, Weezer, Animals As Leaders and Helpless, plus we talk about a whole bunch of recent events involving Ghost and Maneskin impressively taking even broader...
Published 03/24/22
Hello there, it’s another Riot Act Reviews innit, the podcast where Steve and Remfry cast their beady eyes over a brand new release. On this episode we are looking at the 8th studio album by glam-alt-rock-cult legends Placebo; Never Let Me Go. It’s been 9 years since we got a full length album from the band, but Placebo have been more than active over the last decade, and it appears we have found the band in a very good place. Never Let Me Go is full of all of the idiosyncratic things that...
Published 03/23/22
Welcome back to another Riot Act Reviews, where Steve and Remfry hone in on an upcoming album and give you their thoughts. This week we are looking at Diaspora Problems, the 4th studio album from Pennsylvanian hardcore punks Soul Glo. They might not be a massive name at present, but this is a band with some serious ambition, and this, their first album on Epitaph Records, looks set to be one of the most essential releases in heavy music in 2022. Quite how we describe this is a fairly...
Published 03/22/22
It’s another stacked week here at Riot Act Towers. Steve and Remfry have been busying themselves with a whole host of things; watching Gang Of Youths blow the roof off at Brixton Academy, reviewing new albums from Cypress Hill, Feeder and Gloson, chewing the fat over news about Dolly Parton, The Rolling Stones and Jack White and picking one fantastic soundtrack each from a terrible movie. Yes, while The Crow: City of Angels and Batman Forever were both pretty crud, the soundtrack that...
Published 03/17/22
(Originally released over on https://www.patreon.com/riotactpodcast 8th October 2020) Remfry is beyond excited as he and Steve discuss 'the best band of the 1990s®' according to EVERYONE WHO IS SANE ... Terrorvision, and their 1996, 3rd full-length album Regular Urban Survivors. As suggested by absolute ruddy bloody legends Doug Rae and Wayne Mcwilliam, Regular Urban Survivors was the follow-up to the hugely successful How To Make Friends and Influence People, an album that yielded 5 singles...
Published 03/12/22
This week is chock-a-block with news, from Sergio Vega announcing that he's left Deftones (some time ago as it transpires) to The Prodigy announcing their first tour since the tragic death of the twisted firestarter himself Keith Flint. Then there's the intriguing idea behind Arcade Fire distributing the sheet music for their new songs across a bunch of collectible postcards, as well as the potentially worrisome news that Bandcamp have been bought out by Epic Games, the videogame and software...
Published 03/10/22
Welcome to another episode of Riot Act Reviews, where we review a new massive album. This is a massively massive album as well, as we discuss Impera, the brand new album from Swedish occult-metal-superstars-in-waiting Ghost and the follow up to their critically acclaimed 2018 effort Prequelle. Ghost have pretty much become one of the few great hopes for metal in the mainstream over the last decade and with this album and their upcoming arena shows in the UK (including a stop at London’s...
Published 03/09/22
It’s that time again, Riot Act is here, your weekly look at the world of music, and it’s been an incredibly eventful one don’t you know! On this week’s show Steve and Remfry have been to the movies (sort of) they both watched the brand new Foo Fighters film Studio 666 where the alt rock megastars take on some demonic force in their recording studio. It is a mad enough idea, but is it any good you ask?! Well, we’ll be more than prepared to tell you, whilst also having a quick trawl through the...
Published 03/03/22
It’s time for another episode of Riot Act Reviews, where Steve and Remfry give you their opinion on a brand new album that is about to drop on the unsuspecting music world. On this show we are talking about the second album from Boston hardcore newcomers Vein.fm, (previously Vein) The World Is Going To Ruin You. Vein.fm have been seriously hyped from the hardcore underworld for a good few years now, but their last album Errorzone put a few noses out of joint when they added a little touch...
Published 03/01/22
(Originally released to Patrons via https://www.patreon.com/riotactpodcast 1st October 2020) Steve and Remfry head back to 2003, to a time when Southern Indie rock quartet Kings of Leon weren't a boring band ... or maybe they were? Thanks to Michael Perry, who suggested we cover the band's debut album (although kindly, he gave us the choice between this and the band's 2004 follow-up Aha Shake Heartbreak). 17 years on, does the album live up to the ***** reviews and proclamation in The...
Published 02/26/22
It’s a rather different show on Riot Act this week. Steve and Remfry spend the majority of the show paying tribute to a musical hero in the aftermath of the news of Mark Lanegan’s passing at the age of 57. From Screaming Trees to Queens of the Stone Age to his solo material and guest appearances on releases from the likes of Cult of Luna, Manic Street Preachers and The Armed, Lanegan has been one of our most covered artists on this show and we have seldom been anything other than awestruck by...
Published 02/24/22