Introducing: SkyTigers

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Sky Tigers – Lowell, Massachusetts, USA Ah yes, the inextricable tendrils binding Punk, Hardcore and Thrash and the invariable tendency they have to coalesce. Introducing SkyTigers is relevant to that sentence and the meaning drawn from it. The Massachusetts band started in 2010 and until recently were unknown to me,…

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Heartsink and ‘Mainspring’ (12/02/22)

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Heartsink – York, England, United Kingdom Heartsink and Mainspring enter into the bonafide and conversationally funny one that is UK Pop-Punk, or, for that matter any Pop-Punk outside of the geographical confines of North America. The genre, despite its cross-border ubiquity, is often associated to be “one way” or rather heavily…

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Botched Toe and ‘A False Glimmer Of Hope’ (11/02/22)

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Botched Toe – Frank Reynolds, England, United Kingdom ‘Ohhhh, BOTCHED TOE’! Today, give or take a foot infection, we are present for Botched Toe and A False Glimmer Of Hope. Another architectural extension to Kibou Towers and their conjoined annex of aggravated affiliates, Botched Toe, as you’d expect, have quite the…

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May Have Missed Volume 11

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The Expanse Of The Internet “May Have Missed Volume 11” 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…

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  • Vampire Slumber Party – London, England, United Kingdom Today and in a relatively expedited fashion (this is me) we have the video premiere of Vampire Slumber Party and ‘Look Alive, Judy!’ The London based band have been featured on Ear Nutrition before as one of the key entries of “May Have Missed Volume 8”, which you can find – Here, amongst a host of other bands also substantiating the tenacity of the DIY and underground scene. But, for those who don’t know, who are Vampire Slumber Party? Well, the band’s approach to contemporary Punk and Pop-Punk music is one epitomising…

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  • The Last Mile – Montreal, Québec, Canada Another quick one today with the video premiere of The Last Mile and ‘Dedicated To’. Currently on a continental European tour, the ever-shifting and sonically amorphous Melodic Punk-Rock and Post-Hardcore conglomerate known as The Last Mile, are today releasing a video for their tributary track, ‘Dedicated To’. Taken from their latest Rad Girlfriend Records-backed full-length, Respect The Frequency, ‘Dedicated To’ is the second video from the 2021 release. Remember that year? I do. *shudder*. On an album true to said amorphous blend of Melodic Punk-Rock, ‘Dedicated To’ boasts an uptempo and charged Skate Punk-centric blast,…

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  • Back In Town – Vivero, Galacia, Spain Introducing Back In Town. That is today’s literary incentive on your quest for audio nutrition. This is not a direct review of their single EP to date but rather a (somewhat) organised set of reasons why YOU should listen to yet another fantastic European Hardcore band. Hailing from Viveiro in the autonomous Galacia region in northeast Spain, the five-piece, after ‘spending a few years in a cover band’ decided to release their debut five-track EP in early 2022. But why should you care? Well, succinctly put, the European Hardcore scene is in the…

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