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The Hoa Hoa's Know How to Flower it Up

Richie Volume, Love Lee and Loveke are The Hoa Hoa's -- pronounced Wha Wha's -- and everyone is a vocalist. These three personalities are fun and eccentric. Just picture a bright ball that never stops bouncing around from wall to wall, yeah, that's my metaphor of them.

The Hoa Hoa's released Flower Flowers in April 2005 and have been writing new songs since. The album has 11 songs about love, darkness and hope. There is some Cure influence from albums Seventeen Seconds and Faith heard in guitar parts, but this is what makes The Hoa Hoa's wonderful, they are familiar, therefore comfortable.

When I listened to Flower Flowers, it was like opening up to a fantasy; shades of black and magenta ignited my mind. Their sound is eased with light-singing vocals and faraway drum beats.

In Fantasy, track 10, the lyrics write: "Jumped out of reality / To take my life and what's to be / No longer just fantasy / As she became a part of me."

The Hoa Hoa's psychedelic pop/rock style gives them a leap in the indie-rock craze that Toronto is drowning in. They have downloadable music on myspace. The Hoa Hoa's will be playing with Modernboys Moderngirls, Lipstick Machine and DJ Shit La Merde on December 1 @ The Boat, 158 Augusta for six sexy bucks.


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