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


Diploma and ‘The Cost Of Clarity’ Enroute and In Depth.

Diploma – Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. If you’ve ever had anything to do with the Melbourne Punk music scene then you will know how daunting it can be in size, cohesion and general shock and awe. It was something during my six months in the city I found sadly only limited...


Fresh Harvest #3.

Loose Tooth – Northampton, England, United Kingdom. A photo with fitting blur for a band whose sound is blurry but certainly not uncertain or uninviting. Formed partially from the ashes of Post-Hardcore band Death Kindly Waits For Me, Loose Tooth carry this progressive and emotive sound forward a notch, keeping...


An MF Exclusive Premiere: SPLURGE and Their ‘Mood Swings’.

SPLURGE – London/Brighton, England, United Kingdom. SPLURGE, a word that conjures images of Bugsy Malone and bright colours exploding from the muzzle of a Tommy or ‘Splurge’ gun if you remember that classic. However, the word SPLURGE also has a more contemporary standing and that would be in the form...


Montoneros and The ‘Good Bones’ EP.

Montoneros – Denver, Colorado, USA. For our previous work on the band – Click Here. Cover photo credit: Parker Lucas Eberle. Denver. Twinkly Math-Rock. Montoneros. Keywords are important but then again so are all words and with that the opening track from the latest EP from Montoneros, the words are cutting...


LATTE+ – ‘Stitches’.

LATTE+ – Empoli, Italy. For our previous work on the band – Click Here. One thing I came to find with LATTE+ is their incredulous emulation of the Ramones. They know, we know, every Tom, Dick and Punk Rocker knows its been done before. The band are well aware, well aware of...


Introducing The Shuks…

The Shuks – Bath, England, United Kingdom. Cover photo credit: Small Grey Cat – Click Here. Quit Yr Job Records seem to be developing a knack. A knack for digging up and uncovering some considerable underground talent. The label also has a thing for Post-Punk apparently so when you get...


Brain Ape and The ‘Give Me My P45’ Premiere.

Brain Ape – London, England, United Kingdom. For our previous work on the band – Click Here. Brain Ape are a London band that we keep good tabs on at MF. The band are somewhat idiosyncratic in some ways, as although they like many toil in and out of all...


Own Your Life and The Debut Self-Titled.

Own Your Life – St. Neots, England, United Kingdom. Sometimes, just sometimes you need external anger in order to soothe your own. You need the cathartic release of others to help assist or act as the catalyst of your own. This exactly how I felt after pressing play on the...


Indigo Rose – The ‘Shiver’ Single.

Indigo Rose – Manchester, England, United Kingdom. Upon reading a message from one Indigo Rose enquiring about a review of the lead single of her 2016 EP The Cold Spell, I read sentences describing dulcet melodies, soft crooning vocals, a warming bass, dreamy guitars and something to do with Manchester. Now, those may...