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

These Five Years – The ‘How It’s Been’ EP.

These Five Years – Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom. Based in Cardiff, These Five Years are a Pop-Punk band currently riding the wave of their most recently EP, How It’s Been, which through its short and sharp four-track delivery manages to both exemplify the current trend in UK-styled Pop-Punk and at the same...

Fresh Picks: Grow Rich.

Grow Rich – Jakarta, Indonesia. Hailing from Jakarta, Indonesia, Grow Rich is the brainchild of one Abdur Rahim Latada. To date this one man project has but two songs to its name all born from a love of Punk, Grunge and other related 90’s distortion. ‘Cash To Kyodo’ is true to...

United Defiance Return With ‘Safe At Home’.

United Defiance – Concord, California, USA. United Defiance are a band we have seen before. They are band that have seen multiple changes in regard to their line-up and existing releases, with the latter chopped and changed to a point where one disappeared entirely. Buy why? Well the band have...

Fresh Picks: The Sons Of Faow Verny.

The Sons Of Faow Verny – Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France. Rather than attempt to introduce this band via my own words, I will use theirs as I feel it really hits the nail on the head and will almost certainly provide context for what you are about to hear: ‘The Sons Of...

The Quartet Of Woah – ‘The Quartet Of Woah’.

The Quartet Of Woah – Lisbon, Portugal. To Lisbon now for an audio trip a long time in the making. We have been meaning to sit down with the latest release from The Quartet Of Woah for a little while and with the festive season over and work calming down,...

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...