Matt Speer

Founder of Ear Nutrition, Matt is likely reasonably over 25 and first cut his words writing for the now hiatus-existing site, 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.

Auld Blue Eyes – ‘The Early Years’

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Auld Blue Eyes – Cork, Ireland Born from a history traversing comparatively more frantic, violent soundscapes, we have Auld Blue Eyes and The Early Years. A project owned, operated, fronted and arranged by one Ian O’Callaghan of Cork, Ireland, with the help of some fellow noise-makers, aims to take the…

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Celebration Summer and ‘Against The Gun’

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Celebration Summer – Suburbs, Washington DC, USA And today, enter Celebration Summer and Against The Gun. The ever-seminal influence of the Washington DC Punk and Hardcore scene and those who champion, propagate and proliferate the fruits of its progression elsewhere can be grouped together under the uncontestable term “ubiquitous”. It…

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Fair Do’s and ‘1000 Miles’

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Fair Do’s – Manchester, England, United Kingdom Fair Do’s and ‘1000 Miles’. The latter being the fourth from the former’s most recent metamorphic contortion of their stylistic roots. Roots resembling tendril-like hooks submerged in earth, equally fed, encumbered and downtrodden by hyperaware existentialism and the fervent Punk catharsis inexorably determined to emanate…

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Redeemon and ‘Redeemon’ (Spring 2022)

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Redeemon – High Wycombe, England, United Kingdom The forthcoming Redeemon and Redeemon landed in my submissions inbox after a message from a scene compadre enquiring unto whether if I would review a Ska release. Now, if you know me, despite enjoying a great deal of Ska-Punk music as a younger…

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VIDEO PREMIERE: Thousand Oaks and ‘The Spiral Of Our Own Absurdity’

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Thousand Oaks – Rome, Italy Today (rapidly) concerns the video premiere of Thousand Oaks and ‘The Spiral Of Our Own Absurdity’. In 2020, the Italian band released a six-track opus easily argued as their magnum when laid beside an impressive and tightly knit evocative history of socio-politically catalysed Skate Punk. If you…

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EP PREMIERE: Hike The Peak and ‘Three’

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Hike The Peak – Sheffield, England, United Kingdom So, it is now. The EP premiere of Hike The Peak and Three. Collaboration is Punk and I will not accept any rhetoric pertaining to the contrary. Cross-border, cross-country collaboration and projects are nothing new but amidst this COVID-age, where burning creativity is confined, it…

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