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

Pile Up Festival 22/06/18 – 23/06/18 – What To Expect.

Pile Up Festival – York, England, United Kingdom. Another of Riff Media’s festivals this year, Pile Up Festival will take place at the Fibbers in the city of York this coming June and will showcase a line-up doing its very best to provide the best both in known names and...

Feast Fest ’18 @ The Mother’s Ruin 16/02/18 – 17/02/18.

Feast Fest – The Mother’s Ruin, Bristol, England, United Kingdom. Named after a man and the second-coming of his adoration of live music, Feast Fest is the second of its kind and will be gracing The Mother’a Ruin in Bristol this coming February all the while being graced itself by...

Treading Oceans – ‘Land Of Misfit Toys’.

Treading Oceans –  St. Louis, Missouri, USA. From my experience of reviewing and featuring bands from St. Louis, Missouri, the locale seems to be producing strong additions to the underground scenes in and around tuneful Emo-tinged Pop-Punk. This is where Treading Oceans and their late release Land Of Misfit Toys comes...

Fresh Picks: Scenic Route To Alaska.

Scenic Route To Alaska – Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Hailing from Edmonton, Alberta, Scenic Route To Alaska are a band creating what essentially equates to Pop and Indie music with substance and that isn’t something easy to achieve in these auto-tuned times. The band take Country-esque vocals and guitar-tones but add...

MF Premiere: The Amber Bugs – ‘David Dimbleby’.

The Amber Bugs – London, England, United Kingdom. “If it can’t be done live, it can’t be done” – The Amber Bugs.  Musically Fresh is excited to premiere the first of two singles via London Alternative/Indie Punk band The Amber Bugs. The three-piece are today releasing the single and video for...

Bleach Party and The ‘Get Stoked’ EP.

Bleach Party – Tuscon, Arizona, USA. Have you ever imagined Surf Rock toned guitars hailing from a region nowhere near any real surf-able areas or breaks? Did you then imagine that layered liberally over 80’s Hardcore Punk and come to the conclusion that if Poison Idea had been a little more...

Comrades Return With ‘MATTER OF FACT’.

Comrades – New York City, New York, USA. For our previous work on the band – Click Here. A common name seen in both their home-locale and on the ever increasing population of Punk communities on the internet, Comrades are a New York City Punk-Rock band that do their best to...

Despereaux – ‘Hugging The Cactus’.

Despereaux – Oslo, Norway. For our previous work on the band – Click Here. It is far to say that Oslo Hardcore band Despereaux are very much as in as they are out of that very genre label. Hugging The Cactus is the band’s second release this year and to say that...

Horrible: The Singles and Covers Of 2017 – May to December.

Horrible – Chicago, Illinois, USA. For our previous work on the band – Click Here. Chicago not always so serious Punks Horrible have dedicated their musical output this year to twenty four singles split down the middle between exploring different avenues of music and covers from here there and everywhere. Above you can...

The Suicide Tuesdays: New Single & Album Announcement.

The Suicide Tuesdays – Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. As names in the eclectic Melbourne Alternative and Punk music scene, both Joe Guiton and The Suicide Tuesdays are not uncommon in mention. Formed in 2014 the band have been (maybe) inadvertently teasing all those who know of them over the web, in...