Matthew Speer

Founder of Ear Nutrition, Matt is somewhere in his late twenties and is also the Co-owner, manager and main content-writer for Musically Fresh.

He enjoys a variety of guitar-driven music but has a strong penchant for Punk music, with fast melodic Skate Punk sitting firmly at the top.

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GagReflex – ‘What We Owe To Each Other’

GagReflex – Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom The bass and drums approach to Punk music is one more common than you’d think. GagReflex and their What We Owe To Each Other EP enter into 2020 via a blast of societal disdain that not only pertains to the wealth of this aspect of the Punk-scene but is

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My Latest Failure – ‘Selfish’

My Latest Failure – Middlesex, England, United Kingdom Watching a band as they iron out the kinks and is an intrinsic part of the underground music scene. My Latest Failure and ‘Selfish’ are a specific waypoint within this ubiquitous and timeless process. Hailing from Middlesex, the band cite a plethora of Punk, Hardcore, Metal and

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Riviera Kid and ‘Stay Positive’

Riviera Kid – Margate, England, United Kingdom As is apparently the way, the great catch-up regarding UK underground releases continues. Riviera Kid released Stay Positive in this here 2020 via Back From The Dead Records this past May. This time around, the band are but a two-person outfit and the aforementioned Stay Positive is the latest

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Video Premiere: Ructions – ‘Resignation Day’

Ructions – Newcastle, England, United Kingdom If lockdown has yielded anything at all, it’s a seemingly ceaseless abundance of surplus time. Enter the video premiere of Ructions and ‘Resignation Day’. The Newcastle Skate Punk straddling Melodic Hardcore five-some first entered the (sadly) metaphorical side-stage with ‘Design Accident’, which you can bone-up on – Here. The band’s harrowingly-apt

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Bad Motivator and Their ‘Bad Taste’

Bad Motivator – Spokane, Washington State, USA Although Skate Punk gets much of the limelight in the contemporary Punk scene. The likes of Bad Motivator and their ‘Bad Taste’ single lend credence to the ubiquitous nature of Garage Rock. The Proto-Punk genre was paramount to the development of Punk-Rock music and since then has lived

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Out Of Love – ‘I Am Not Me’ (17/07/20)

Out Of Love – London, England, United Kingdom With so many DIY and underground labels populating the UK scene now, trends are forming. This is where Out Of Love and ‘I Am Not Me’ enter the stylistic fray via Venn Records. The London Alt-genre-fluid label is a dependable source from which ears can find all

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Passionflower – ‘Picture Perfect’ (18/07/20)

Passionflower – Warrington, England, United Kingdom Passionflower is set to release ‘Picture Perfect’ this very month. The Warrington-based solo-project of one Kyle Richardson-Nickle has been a work in progress since 2017 and is testament to an important, undeniably crucial and intrinsic characteristic of the underground music scene. Inspiration both past, formative and contemporary. They say

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