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

No Loves – ‘Plum Crazy’.

No Loves – Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Nashville Punks No Loves are a band that have been in the game in varying forms for quite some time. The band formed in St. Petersburg, Florida in 1996 and since then have chopped and changed both membership and output more than just a...

Northern Horizon and The ‘You Let Me Down’ EP.

Northern Horizon – Newcastle, England, United Kingdom. The Newcastle-based Northern Horizon have been described in the past as a band that sound as if ‘Green Day gave All Time Low a songwriting lesson’ and have released their second EP that in many ways, is pretty-well summed up by the above statement....

Fresh Picks: Tuesday’s Secret.

Tuesday’s Secret – Leeds, England, United Kingdom.  Situated in Birstall near Leeds, Tuesday Secret are one of those bands whose career has been intermittent. Formed before the twen-teens we are now coming to the end of, the band have been relatively quiet since the debut 2014 full-length album, Leap Year.  However,...

Fresh Picks: Supernothing.

Supernothing – London, England, United Kingdom. The London based Supernothing have been in the Punk-Rock game since 2012 and as of August this year have released their first full-length. The band’s collective sound sits somewhere between classic English Punk-Rock and Ska Music and the later “crack rock steady” bands such as...

Joee Johnson – ‘Turn Coat Tradition’ (Single/Video).

Joee Johnson – Bristol, England, United Kingdom. For our previous work on Joee Johnson – Click Here. For our work on his band Hush Mozey – Click Here. From the ‘Drowsy Rock n’ Roll’ of Hush Mozey and his varied solo-material, Joee Johnson is another on the Bristol underground music...

Good Wives – ‘Pride. Respect. Responsibility.’

Good Wives – Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. Cover photo credit: Crabb Visuals – Click Here. Ballarat based Good Wives have been in the underground music game for a little while now. A short line of single releases since late 2016 has led them to their debut mini-album or EP depending on...

Ocean Sunset View – The ‘On Your Marks’ EP.

Ocean Sunset View – Bristol, England, United Kingdom. ‘You can take the kid of out of the Pop-Punk but you can’t take the Pop-Punk out of the kid‘ – A prospective and wannabe Maxim that I just created upon reading-up on Bristol Pop-Punk three-piece Ocean Sunset View. I like to...

Fresh Picks: Lagoons.

Lagoons – Leeds, England, United Kingdom. Cover photo credit: Maddy Bright. Citing their genre-locale as somewhere between Grunge and Emo, Lagoons hail from Leeds which to my knowledge is nowhere near any of their idyllic namesakes but then again, I only got a C in Geography. To date the band...

Seven Crowns – ‘Lightning Rod’ – Released: 07/10/17.

Seven Crowns – Bath, England, United Kingdom. Bath isn’t somewhere you would usually associate with visceral Hardcore Punk but maybe it should be. Seven Crowns are very much the epitome and comparison you look for in regard to veteran status in this underground and DIY Punk scene. The band’s collected...

DOT – ‘DOT’.

DOT – Toulouse/Bath, France/United Kingdom. Cover photo credit: Imag’in Live – Click Here. The two-piece band dynamic is somewhat popular these days with big names such as Royal Blood, Slaves, Sleaford Mods etc… garnering the majority of the popularity and credit to the formula and fair play to them. However, it...