Author: Matthew Speer

About Matthew Speer

Matt has 2.1 BA in History and is most likely somewhere in his twenties.
He enjoys a wide range of music, but has a strong penchant for Punk-Rock.

Originally he hails from the Isle Of Wight off the South Coast of England, UK and spends most of his time around England's South-West.

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Here are my most recent posts

SLED – ‘A Better You’.

SLED – Jacksonville, Florida, USA. A release I have been meaning to sit down with since September, A Better You is the first full-length from a band formerly known as Pinhole Down. Now we’ve addressed that, the band now known as SLED from Jacksonville, Florida have released this debut release with but...

Thumbhole Records Return With ‘Tracks You Might Have Missed V2’.

Thumbhole Records – Your Ears, Right Now. For our previous work on the compilation – Click Here. Above can can find our article on the stellar UK underground Punk and Alternative label Thumbhole Records and their twenty track international compilation more than doing its best to showcase some of the...

Old State and The ‘Weight’ Of It All.

Old State – St. Louis, Missouri, USA. For our previous work on the band – Click Here. To say that St. Louis emotives have changed a lot of their three-ish years as a band is an understatement. The collective Old State have undergone a number of stylistic changes since their debut Leaving Home in...

Crimson Star and The ‘Bay View’ EP – January 2018.

Crimson Star – Birmingham, England, United Kingdom. Birmingham is a big place, a very big place, a place that I personally spent a gratuitous amount of money in while touring its record shops recently. Now, this obviously gives me good reason to go back but perhaps there could be more...

Damned Implant and Their ‘Dirt Rock’.

Damned Implant – St. Helens, England, United Kingdom. Soaked in dark, damp but oh so inviting dirty Blues Rock, Damned Implant have recently released a politically charged two-piece assault on the current order of things. The band hail from St. Helens and after a long absence from creating music have...

SLONK – ‘Losing My Mind On The Outside Of Everything’.

SLONK – Bristol, England, United Kingdom. For our previous work on the band – Click Here. The city of Bristol will never cease to provide those in need of new musical talent from Punk to Indie and Metal to Post-Rock and beyond. SLONK, is the brain child of Milos Planes...

Cuecliché and The New Single ‘Save Me’.

Cuecliché – London, England, United Kingdom. For our previous work on the band – Click Here. London Pop-Punks Cuecliché have returned with a new single and the next chapter in the finding of their own Pop-Punk sound. The band’s first EP moved across various veins of the genre from Easycore, back to...

Fresh Picks: Hillview.

Hillview – Los Angles, California, USA. With their genetic heritage including seminal names such as Ten Foot Pole and Union 13, Hillview are from strong stock. Now this is important because in these uncertain times the global Punk-Rock scene has found its strength and resolve and that’s fantastic. These bleak...

COMPLETE! and The Debut EP ‘D’.

COMPLETE! – Ivano Frankivsk, Ukraine. COMPLETE! are a melodic Punk-Rock band from the Ukraine and upon listening to their debut EP you are both provided with a healthy and welcome dose of 90’s nostalgia as well as affirmation that 90’s style Punk and Pop-Punk music is alive, well and indeed fitting...