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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  • Failing Up – Los Angeles, California, USA Today concerns Failing Up and Stories Of A Disturbed Mind. Now, chances are, in the wonderful but often overstimulating din of contemporary music releases, a time where opus after opus is cascading rapidly from the former bulwark of restrictive social confines, that Failing Up and Stories Of A Disturbed Mind may have passed you by. The Los Angeles four-piece have been going at it via a genealogical line linked to the likes of Bad Religion, Good Riddance and Pennywise since 2017 and if you take but a brief audible glance at their work…

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  • The Infinitely Audible Void The New Music Conundrum. This one has been sitting in my “drafts” box for what feels like millennia despite the reality of the topic existing in my head within that fantastically unreachable dream that is living free rent. Though there will be some “arguments” here and an inexorable conclusion placed at the end for good format in tying these observational questions together, that is very much what this is. A set of irrevocably interlinked questions and observations with a three-fold origin. The first being my experience in the DIY press whatever-it-is these past however many years.…

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  • The Expanse Of The Internet “May Have Missed Volume 15” 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 to do what I can, as, after all, there is only so much I can electro-scribble down on a screen. Some don’t fit, others are simply irrelevant to the site but overall, if they pique my interest or fit the site and whatever trend it’s pursuing at that time, they…

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