Rhett Repko new rock single ‘Were You Ever Really Mine’


Maryland-based rocker Rhett Repko sure knows his way around a melody. Listen to a few of his songs and you’ll immediately ‘get it’: grunge rock with a pop twist, catchy songs about the ups and downs of love. What might take you a couple more listens to realize is that there’s some pretty sophisticated songwriting at work here, that these scrappy emo-surf-punk rockers are making smart musical choices that bring their songs to the next level. ‘Were You Ever Really Mine?,” the lead track off their newest release, is a great case in point.

There’s a sense of the classic here, of mastery of the fundamentals. Both lyrically and instrumentally, this song keeps an eye back to its predecessors in the history of rock. Repko admits as much in an interview with VENTS Magazine, naming legends like The Beatles, Arctic Monkeys, and Nirvana as influences on this new eponymous EP. The pop appeal of the songwriting and the hard, buzzy sound of the guitars certainly reflect these influences, as well as of bands like Green Day and Good Charlotte in their flair for the dramatically ambitious and their pleading, piercing vocals.

Influences aside, Repko and company have forged their own sound here. For every move Repko makes in the song, his band is there to back him up perfectly. The drummer in particular deserves a large part of the credit for keeping it driving forward, employing just the right groove for every musical moment. The lead guitar sounds rich, letting loose tones that shake their way somewhere deep. Repko’s vocals are confident yet vulnerable, bending the melodies into bubblegum shapes, backed by low, resonant harmonies that give it all the more substance. The arrangement prevents a familiar sound and fairly standard chords from sounding stale – quite the opposite in fact! We’re just starting to hear from Rhett Repko, and already his songs can rock you right on through your troubles and into the next dimension. We can’t wait to hear what this crafty musician will come out with next.

Review written by MuzicNotez writer Haakon Williams

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Elizmi Haze new single ‘Tallest Hill’


“Wait for it, the tallest hill. Colena mas alta… the tallest hill!”

Elizmi Haze is a UK-born singer-songwriter from Kent whose musical influences stem from Motown Soul, R & B, Pop, and Hip-Hop. One of her latest tracks, Tallest Hill, debuted at number 1 on the PR Top 100 (June 2016). It was also in rotation on BBC Radio–Introducing.

Being bullied as a teenager in and out of school and having little friends, she began writing her emotions down as an outlet. Elizmi Haze wrote Tallest Hill about ascending to the top despite the hurdles along the way. As a tribute to where it all started for her, she incorporated the phrase, colena mas alta — Spanish for tallest hill — she took A-level Spanish in high school and was raised in Spain before she returned to her homeland. The track’s uplifting and persevering vibe gives it a highly relatable and catchy-esque tone, but very much in Elizmi’s own way.

Check out Tallest Hill for yourself and be sure to keep an eye out for her!

Review written by MuzicNotez writer Julet Frazier
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Bedouine single ‘Dusty Eyes’ off the highly anticipated debut album


“Dusty Eyes” when it begins, will immediately transport you to the mid-nineties when woman musicians such as Mazzy Star and Kate Bush were at the top of their genre. You can even hear a twang reminiscent of Patsy Cline infused into the Guitar opening. The Music has a mood to it; a sort of gravitational calm goes over you.

Her name is Bedouine, a word meaning a Nomadic Arab of the desert; which makes sense because her music and Velvet over a bustling spring voice will take you on a lullaby like journey. “Dusty Eyes” is her first single off of her upcoming June 23rd Album.

The Lyrics are simple yet balanced with heartfelt reason. After melting us with melody and purpose, her gentle lukewarm “Oh the way I feel about you now” makes you feel like everything is going to be ok. A song should make you feel something, it should reach inside you and pull your soul out and say “LISTEN” and Bedouine is well on her way of doing just that.

From her exotic yet poignant name to her tendrils of melodic poise; a new artist she may be but the more you listen the older you realize her musical soul is! Bedouine is a welcome breath of fresh air and a marvelous addition to the eclectic group of woman in music! Female Musicians are no longer taking prisoners and I think 2017 is going to be a great year again for strong female artists to rise up and show people what music is about!

You can watch Bedouine’s music video for “Dusty Eyes” below, or her website bedouinemusic.com for Updates and Performance Dates.

Review written by MuzicNotez writer Jeremiah Wolever
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Wisconsin Rock Band Moooose! Single ‘Cold Bones’



Website: www.Moooose.com
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Off of Moooose!’s 2015 album eponomously named, the closing track, ‘Cold Bones’, showcases the trio’s rock, funk, and blues vibe. Mooose! hails from the heart of Wisconsin, performing from their home location to Central Wisconsin. Check out their song below and be sure to show them some love!

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Markus Meo new single ‘UNITY’


Markus Meo has the right idea with the message in this beautifully written and executed song. It’s definitely one to reach out to our current situation and to touch the hearts of all that listen to it. The sound reminds us of the controversial and powerful Beatles but it has a very fresh and new electronic beat. The lyrics are powerful and inspiring and it’s an overall gorgeous piece. Definitely keeps me wanting to see what this artist will put out next. Thank you for the message, the melody and the music, Markus. Fantastic job!

Review written by MuzicNotez writer Jay S.

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