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.

United Defiance and ‘Change The Frequency’

////

United Defiance – East Bay, California, USA Ah yes, United Defiance and Change The Frequency. A band from the East Bay Area of California that in more ways than one, epitomise the existence of a DIY Punk band. United Defiance, a band that through multiple formats, personnel changes, loss, uncertainty…

Full Nutrition

snake eyes and ‘the lovehate mixtape (side a)’ and more!

/////

snake eyes – Brighton, England, United Kingdom snake eyes and the lovehate mixtape (side a) almost, very nearly, persuaded me to type this whole review in lower case. However, because I’m obviously a huge and obsequious stickler for the rules of grammar, I won’t. I joke. I may know some…

Full Nutrition

May Have Missed Volume 7

/////////

The Expanse Of The Internet “May Have Missed Volume 7” is an attempt to counter the volume of requests I receive in the various Ear Nutrition inboxes as I type away. The venture of EN, when it boils down to the barebones of itself, is a spare-time hobby. I try…

Full Nutrition

Video Premiere: Fair Do’s With ‘Love & Light’

//////

Fair Do’s – Manchester, England, United Kingdom Ah, yes, the video premiere of Fair Do’s with ‘Love & Light’. A band moniker used in a variety of ways and nuances depending on the mood, flanked by a painfully positive and often forced term of pseudo-optimism, itself synonymous with toe-the-line societal appearances. Well,…

Full Nutrition

INVEKTIV and ‘Bleach Solves Most Of My Problems’

////

INVEKTIV – Copenhagen, Denmark INVEKTIV and Bleach Solves Most Of My Problems are a band and a second release I have been meaning to cover for a while now (aka fucking ages). The Copenhagen-based multi-lingual and multi-origin four-piece have been eviscerating ears since 2018. With their member’s origins cut across…

Full Nutrition

Desperate Acts and ‘State Secrets’

////

Desperate Acts – Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA Ah, yes. The world of emotionally drenched gruff and melodic Punk-Rock. Desperate Acts and State Secrets as of a few short days ago, stumbled (in a possibly inebriated state) into this fray with their debut full-length sustained by its own emotional mass. The band, in…

Full Nutrition

May Have Missed Volume 6

///////////

The Expanse Of The Internet “May Have Missed Volume 6” is an attempt to counter the volume of requests I receive in the various Ear Nutrition inboxes as I type away. The venture of EN, when it boils down to the barebones of itself, is a spare-time hobby. I try…

Full Nutrition

Premiere: GILT and ‘No Surprise’ (Fugazi) Via Ripcord Records

////

GILT – Jacksonville, Florida, USA Ripcord Records – Scotland, United Kingdom Here we are again, but this time for the premiere of GILT and ‘No Surprise’ (Fugazi) via Ripcord Records. As you may or may not know, Ripcord Records of sunny Scotland are putting together a forty-three track compilation in ode to…

Full Nutrition

Sleemo and The ‘Degradation’ EP (09/09/21)

/////

Sleemo – Norwich, England, United Kingdom It’s been some time, but Sleemo and the Degradation EP are soon to arrive. The Norwich three-piece and their amalgamative Punk-adjacent, Post-Hardcore conditioned and Grunge-fuzzed Alternative Rock are quite the abrasive, loud and complex unit. Sleemo have graced Ear Nutrition before in the previous…

Full Nutrition