Hoda’s official music video for her single ‘Exhale’

With an ever growing list of fans which includes top line producers Nick Launay (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Nick Cave) and Chris Potter (The Verve, The Rolling Stones), Hoda are a four piece band from the European mainland who are getting a lot of people excited.

Their style – a punchy, punky version of rock which sounds as if it were recorded on the simplest equipment but with the dials turned up to eleven – is something truly different compared to the manufactured rock and punk of todays standards.

There’s something visceral about their music, and it’s well captured by their video for latest single ‘Exhale’:

The song also comes packaged with stoner rock number ‘No Surrender’, which sounds like a really nice contrast to the in your face nature of ‘Exhale’.


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Ear Hustling Family ‘Gods L-O-V-E’

AntBanks380 is the founder and creator of EarHustlingFamily originating out of Houston, Texas. The God Fearing Gangster single was just released on January 1, 2013 and is available in several multimedia formats. This single is just a teaser of the full album, God Fearing Gangsters, which is set to be released later this year. God Fearing Gangster is a refreshing change of pace and surrounds one with the enticing aroma of originality, as AntBanks380 spreads a positive message through this unique rap.

This is not some cheesy, preachy, holier than thou hymnal, rather it’s a reflection of the go-hard gangster lifestyle with a positive swing. This single is sure to be a hit, as AntBanks380 spits rhymes most can relate to in these modern times. Best of all, this gangster rap does not have to be censored, as it is devoid of vulgar and exploratory language.

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Headbanger Battle CHAMPS Fatal Instinct

CONGRATS to the Headbanger Battle Champs Fatal Instinct!

The Headbanger Battle brought us our last two MuzicNotez Battles champs, and never disappoint. This time was no different with a back and forth battle for first place from start to finish. The Canadian metal band Fatal Instinct and Pennsylvania, USA metal band Seraphine jumped ahead of the pack early and battled for first place the entire time. It came down to the final day after 2 weeks of battling and Fatal Instinct came out on top to become the next Headbanger champ! They have proven to have an amazing fan base, which they will now need to support them again in the upcoming Championship Battle to win it all.

Arising from the depths of Langley BC’s infamous “Bible Belt” is FATAL INSTINCT, a band born out of mutual frustration with today’s disappointing Metal offerings and a genuine desire to create a true “Neoteric Sound.”

Winning Track: Firing Squad

Facebook: Facebook.com/FatalMusic666
Twitter @Devilstowerband
Vancouver, Canada

JAME BUHS (vocals)
MATTHEW SIMMONS (9 string and bass)

Drummer Scott Aquino and vocalist James Buhs (both x- Devil’s Tower) formed in March 2012, looking to create music without limits and rules. In the pre-writing stage of the band’s existence and together they have merged technical style and vividly detailed arrangements into a distinctive sound that has rocked the Fraser Valley. Entering the cage match mid 2012, bassist Chris Campbell (The Mighty One) rounds out “FI,” throwing down a thunderous combination of arrangement and tonality flair.

Politics, war, addiction and personal relationships all weigh heavy lyrically, paired with epic choruses that are sure to incite the audience into a mass, unified, revolutionary chant.

As a cohesive writing force, the band has a driving passion to raise the bar on their craft… gone are the stagnant and predictable “Metal-esque” clichés we have all come to hate, leaving plenty of room for full-on, explosive arrangements and shredding passages.

According to James… “FATAL INSTINCT represents not only the wrong choices in life, the temptation, greed… BUT rising above, learning from mistakes and striving for persistence.”

Currently, the band is working on its first full length album and planning their U.S. summer festival tour while filming the process as they rise from the dust to a full “Wreck’ning” force! “FI’s” Youtube channel treats fans to plenty of candid behind-the-scenes video including their first radio interview with “68 Radio” out of San Diego California.

FATAL INSTINCT is a DIY band, not taking NO for an answer, being all seasoned veterans of the metal world with a number of successes to their names, this band is going hard and here to stay.

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The Fireflies burn bright with self-titled debut EP

London duo’s six track release set for late July

Facebook: Facebook.com/TheFirefliesBand
Twitter: @FirefliesLondon
YouTube: YouTube.com/TheFirefliesBand
Website: www.TheFireflies.co.uk
Future headline gigs:
The Troubadour on 24 July
The Bedford on 14 August
Clare Island Seafood Festival in Ireland on 22 August
Barfly Camden on 10 October

After a chance shuffling of desks in an Old Street office, Harry and Luca formed The Fireflies. They release their glittering debut EP in late July.

Having cast off suit, boot and tie for a career in the music industry, Harry (vocals, guitar) and Luca (guitar) are busy building their fast growing fan-base. They have already flown high with top quality recordings, a gig at the 2014 Trinity Cambridge May Ball and busking to huge crowds on London’s South Bank.

Voice, woven guitars and poetic lyrics are the trademark of The Fireflies’ debut six track album. Check out their first release, ‘Silver Leaflets’ :

Writing and performing is in The Fireflies’ DNA. Nephew of legendary actor Daniel Day-Lewis, Harry turned heads of record execs from Universal Music after an impromptu cover of ‘Superstition’ with The Noisettes at his uncle’s film premiere after party. He then opened for The Sugababes, and performed solo at the Montreux Jazz Festival with Oxford’s Big Band. Harry’s former harmonies group were crowned world runners up at ICCA (collegiate A Cappella), to a packed Lincoln Centre in New York, with his rendition of Coldplay’s ‘Fix You’. Following that, the group sold out three runs of The Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Already flying high, The Fireflies’ path is set to burn bright with the release of their new EP at the end of the month.

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Allie & Ivy ‘Cowboys and Indians’

I don’t feature a lot of music from Down Under, I don’t seem to be able to find the right ones. But when I do, you know it gotta be good!

With a beat as hypnotic as Indian drums, those crystal clear keys and that catchy fresh hook, I got two words for you…
Infectious deliciousness!

And while Allie & Ivy just dropped some new stuffs, let us all play ‘Cowboys And Indians’, shall we?

Check in with Allie & Ivy on:
Twitter: @AllieAndIvy
Facebook: facebook.com/AllieAndIvy
Soundcloud: Single ‘Cowboys And Indians’
This was presented by The Dutch Guy

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