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Riot Act is an alternative music podcast hosted by Stephen Hill and Remfry Dedman.
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Riot Act is an alternative music podcast hosted by Stephen Hill and Remfry Dedman.
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    CA12 Cave In - Jupiter | Part 1

    CA12 Cave In - Jupiter | Part 1

    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 first ever amalgam of hardcore and prog rock, the influence it had on the scene, the legacy of the record and why we believe that Cave In deserve a place in this list despite not being the most commercially successful band. Plus, we hear from Cave In’s own Stephen Brodsky, who answers some of our questions and reminisces on the creation and recording of the record. 
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    • 2 hrs 16 min
    105 - General Apathy and Major Boredom

    105 - General Apathy and Major Boredom

    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. 
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    • 2 hrs 12 min
    104 - International Melting Black Jazz Society

    104 - International Melting Black Jazz Society

    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 sophomore solo album Primitive Cool
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    • 2 hrs 34 min
    S24 - Creeper (w/ Will Gould)

    S24 - Creeper (w/ Will Gould)

    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 2018, the pressure they felt to follow the album up, the curse that surrounded everyone who worked on the album, the influence of America on its creation and how the band ended up embracing the long forgotten sound of Pulp, Suede and Brit-pop to make the finest album of their career.
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    S23 - Covers Special #1

    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 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, 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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    • 2 hrs 45 min
    S22 - Gill Returns

    S22 - Gill Returns

    As part of our 2nd birthday celebrations, we welcome on to Riot Act for the first time former Editor in Chief and OG Metal Hammer Podcast presenter Gill to fill him in on what on earth has been happening in the world of heavy metal in the past 9 years since he moved to Norfolk to be a farmer (or something). 
    Steve and Remfry go through the main events of the metal calendar from 2011 to present and along the way, give Gill 8 albums to listen to so he has an overview as to what the hell has been happening in this crazy world of heavy metal. Those albums are The Satanist by Behemoth, Statues by Black Peaks, Devil is Fine by Zeal & Ardor, Mareridt by Myrkur, Leather Teeth by Carpenter Brut, Prequelle by Ghost, amo. by Bring Me the Horizon and Underneath by Code Orange.

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    • 2 hrs 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
221 Ratings

221 Ratings

AJ-Smith ,

Essential listening

Fantastic podcast on ‘alternative’ music. The umbrella is very wide - Haim to Lingua Ignota by way of Cattle Decapitation. What more could you want? With the main show, and all the bonus episodes over on Patreon, there’s so much material to get your teeth into and every one is a pearler. Great job guys.

LowFeelsBlvd ,

Everything a music podcast should be.

Wherever Stephen Hill goes, I go. The Metal Hammer Podcast, the other one and now Riot Act, I've been listening to Steve rant, rave and recommend for 10 years now. Both he and Remfry are funny, laid back, informed, articulate and dedicated to bringing fantastic music to the masses.

Throughout the time I've listened to Riot Act, I've discovered a tonne of amazing bads - Black Peaks, Brutus, Oathbreaker, Ithaca, The Menzingers and more. Remfry and Steve frequently disagree on topics big and small which is interesting and I believe necessary for a proper critique service.

The only negative I would add is that Remfry rates things quite harshly (as of late, at least). Trivium, The Black Dahlia Murder etc are almost cast aside for minor points (sticking to a formula in the case of the latter and "not having an identity" in the case of the latter. Not everything has to be a 10/10 classic and there's nothing wrong with something being relatively simple compared to a progressive/post-rock artist. It can grow quite tiresome hearing Remfry call out other publications like Metal Hammer and Kerrang! for giving great, if not groundbreaking albums solid scores like 8/10.

Anyway, that's only a very minor quibble. If you're at all interested in alternative music including indie, rock, metal and hardcore - you need to listen to Riot Act!

ConnorRogerss ,

Simply put: The Best Music Podcast

Extremely in-depth & hilarious reviews, recommended highly.

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