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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‘A Tribute To Revenge Of The Psychotronic Man’ (10/07/20)

Revenge Of The Psychotronic Man – Manchester, England, United Kingdom If you’ve kicked-about in the UK Punk scene within the last ten years or so, the title of this piece probably piqued some interest or raised an eyebrow. A Tribute To Revenge Of The Psychotronic Man enters into the mass of audio delight that has been

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High Visions and ‘A First Date With Imposter Syndrome’

High Visions – Leeds, England, United Kingdom High Visions and A First Date With Imposter Syndrome enter into 2020 via INiiT Records. This is notable for two reasons. Primarily, the above is the latest in the chronicle of the contemporary melodic Punk hybridisation that is the Leeds based High Visions, but also that this third release

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Joy Killed The Duke – ‘Would You Still Like Me’

Joy Killed The Duke – Utrecht, The Netherlands Nowadays, when the word “Grunge” is used to describe a new band, it is often greeted with an eye roll. Joy Killed The Duke and Would You Still Like Me are very much a band existing to dispel this. The self-labelled “Neo-Grunge” four-piece and their flamboyant attire hail

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Mighty Magic Animal – ‘Shucks’

Mighty Magic Animal – Salisbury, England, United Kingdom Mighty Magic Animal and Shucks add credit to the statement I made regarding their last EP. Something, something, don’t underestimate a two-piece band. If you want to break-down said release in a little more detail or rather read my own break-down, gyrate over to – Here. Mighty Magic Animal

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TANKENGINE – ‘TANKENGINE TAKENGINE’

TANKENGINE – Newcastle, England, United Kingdom TANKENGINE – TANKENGINE TAKENGINE is a collection of words denoting to the cliché (but apt) description of the words “powerhouse trio”. In fact, couple those very words with a cacophony of eerily inviting groove, playful Noise Rock “why nots” and complicated, spasmodic Post-Hardcore energy and it actually becomes a

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Bards and The ‘Barricades’ Single

Bards – Manchester, England, United Kingdom Progressive Rock is an ambiguous moniker indeed. Bards and their ‘Barricades’ single very much fit into this term mired in pre-listen mystery. The Manchester band’s career has ebbed, flown, soared and swam through various sonic landscapes since 2018, always accompanied by an emotional introspection itself flowing and ebbing at

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Scavengers Circle and ‘Beyond Repair’

Scavengers Circle – Västerås, Sweden Sweden is a country synonymous with fast and heavy music from crushing Metal to melodic Punk-Rock. Scavengers Circle and Beyond Repair are very much on the fringe of an “in-between” of sorts. The band, or rather the project, is split between two musicians who unleashed their debut this past December

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A Happy Accident: Chris From Much The Same

Much The Same – Chicago, Illinois, USA Undisputedly, the hardest part of the interview process is ascertaining a title. It’s only fitting then that “A Happy Accident: Chris From Much The Same” became the title as a happy accident in itself. I had a whole script to choose from after the interview you are about to read

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