Beastmasters Jim Connolly and James McVeigh chat about comic-books, films, animation, TV and new unsigned music. The beast must be fed!
The Beastmasters kick off the new year with the awards for 2016. 'The Greasy Strangler' is a no-brainer for Best Motion Picture but who will win the prestigious Trousers Down Award???
A festive ep kicks off with some S-List nominations. McV takes an anti-social stance to social media and Jim sabotages his own Christmas by hunting his own gifts down. The Grimsby Lantern returns in a blaze of glory to promote an upcoming Team-Up with his pod - DEF CAST!
Jim & McV attempt a Horror Special. Badly Drawn Boy comes to Jim's house for a brew, the John Carpenter live in Manc debacle is discussed and kid's favorite Stickman makes the S-List. Horror-core awesomeness throughout courtesy of OGRE!
Jim & McV return to discuss the fictional Mars based brother of John Carpenter, before reviewing Killing Joke and Suicide Squad. Closing track by Leicester noise rockers 'The Surrealists' from their upcoming Terrortoma EP.
Jim and McV return in a quagmire of outrageous self-pity as they pull back the curtain on their lives, followed by all the latest reviews. Closing track by the awesome synthwave outfit 'Zombie Hyperdrive' with kind permission by New Retro Wave Records.
The Beastmasters give their take on BvS in this mammoth length episode. Jim also does a post film field-trip pod with special guest Jay Darien Smith. Closing music by rowdy Manc metalheads 'Murder on the Airwaves'.
In honor of Dr Helen Sharman (the first Briton in space - 1991)Jim adds space chancer Tim Peake to the rebooted S-List for his under-whelming space walk. Amongst reviews of Deadpool & Marvel's Star Wars comic reboot, the Beastmasters say farewell to 3 legends and rag on a few undesirables of the social media world. Long time MFTB listener James Wai…
The Beastmasters kick off 2016 with a SPOILER HEAVY chat about Star Wars past & present. They also re-enact a cinematic scene with clinical accuracy. The closing track 'Wise as a Wookie' comes from punk-rock outfit Dagobah.
The Beastmasters give their take on some of the horror offerings of 2015, including a review of the the Celluloid Screams Film Fest. McV reveals he can do a adept impersonation of voodoo crime-lord King Willie.
Whilst McV takes a brief sabbatical Jim chats with film-makers Rene' Dorset & Terry Sallgold about their notorious Rockumentary about Sheffield punks The Friends of Batman. Things take a dark turn for the worse as their dubious personal associations are discussed.
MFTB proudly present McV's interview with comedic legend Doug Stanhope!!! The stock drops sharply afterwards as the Beastmasters return to their inane waffle. The awesome closing track comes courtesy of tech-noir tough-guy MAXTHOR.
Instead of an in-depth look at Antman & T5 the Beastmasters go off on one about mawkish reunion shows and a doc about a Sheff sauna, before taking cheap pot-shots at each others taste in live performers. Undead music comes courtesy of the awesome Iron Sphincter!
The Beastmasters return to talk about all things Terminator. The topic moves onto Peter Parker's short-comings and the logic of putting Batman on a spaceship. Music comes courtesy of Italian punks 'Cavaverman' and Steel City rockers 'Roaming Son'. Also, Brian Trevelan gives a hypnotic reaction to Jim's band.…
MFTB pays homage to it's roots in the form of an Electric Soup Kitchen revival as we are joined by Marcus Daley - The Head Chef. McV becomes a donut themed assassin and Jim retro matchmakes Kurt Cobain with his obvious soul-mate Rene Russo.
The Beastmasters return to review Mad Max: Fury Road and Avengers 2. Also McV's mind is blown by the genius of Jim Mahfood & Joe Casey's Miami Vice Remix comic. Music comes courtesy of The Clench and Zombina and The Skeletones!
The Beastmasters return to rave about the new Daredevil TV show, which lacks only Coolio and a seesaw scene. Jim finds an unlikely scapegoat for Keaton's Oscar failure and reviews include recent thinky sci-fi and the new Nirvana doc. Music comes courtesy of McV's band The Clench and The Backhanders.
A bite-size look back at Year One of MFTB via some tasty choice cuts from the past 9 episodes, including a snippet of all our guests. The truly stunning closing track 'From Falling To Flight' comes courtesy of Vector Sector!
In acknowledgement of the romantic season the Beastmasters offer some recommended trousers down viewing. Melissa (Jim's wife) weighs in with an insightful female perspective on the topic. Music comes from 20s/30s blues singer Bessie Smith.
The festive spirit leads to some low-brow hijinks as the Beastmasters round-up their personal highs of 2014. McV unknowingly perfects his Bobcat Goldthwait impersonation and Jim declares his favourite Doctor Who to be 'Tom Pertwee'. Music comes courtesy of 65 Days of Static from their Silent Running re-score project.…
The Beastmasters reunite to discuss festive favourites like Lars Von Trier, David Simon, existential sci-fi and 90s Irish indie. Music comes courtesy of horrorcore troubadour Murkbox and punk-rock pervs The Ape Drape Escape.
The Beastmasters kick-off with a Batman overspill that culminates in an ill-advised R&B Bat-homage. McV reports back on the Celluloid Screams Horror Festival 2014 whilst Jim endures real-life horror in the trouser dept. Music comes courtesy of the superbly sinister Nightsatan!
The Beastmasters return with the Grimsby Lantern to discuss more Bat games and the Bat movies. We've also got inserts from 1940s Batman Radio Shows and end on a killer track from Austrian band Batman & Robin, courtesy of Bachelor Records.
The Beastmasters chat to game reviewer Hal Walker (aka the Grimsby Lantern) about Bat-books, Bat-animation & Bat-games in part one of an exploration into all things Batty! Prepare for the infamous purple Batman d1ck punch!
The Beastmasters do a hungover round-up of the summer blockbusters, culminating in McV's lofty take on the new Transformers flick. Insights into the dark and disturbing realities of 80s hits Flight of the Navigator and Big are also revealed. Music by The Wild Sons of Gentlemen and Friends of Batman.
Beastmaster Jim Connolly chats to Andy Deen of ukhorrorscene.com about all things horror related. Sadly no Beastmaster McVeigh this time but music comes from his kick-ass band The Clench and also Werewolves in Siberia.
Beastmasters Jim Connolly & James McVeigh begin their descent into the world of comic-books, TV, films and new unsigned music. Bands The Mason-Dixon Line Power Grab and Volcanoes kindly donate their fine tuneage. The beast must be fed!!!