L. Smith

Luke Smith - Punk Rock, Basketball, Planes Mistaken For Stars, Denzel Washington, Have/Hold. www.havehold.bandcamp.com
havehold:

25/7 @ The Barwon Club, Geelong.26/7 @ The Workers Club, Melbourne.Same lineup for both shows! Have you heard The Sinking Teeth? If not you’ve completely blown it and are missing out on one of Australia’s sickest bands - http://thesinkingteeth.bandcamp.com/album/white-water

The Sinking Teeth are one of the sickest bands in Melbourne. It’s like the bits where Wade sings for Alexisonfire meets The Bronx but they know who Mogwai and Isis are.

havehold:

25/7 @ The Barwon Club, Geelong.
26/7 @ The Workers Club, Melbourne.

Same lineup for both shows! Have you heard The Sinking Teeth? If not you’ve completely blown it and are missing out on one of Australia’s sickest bands - http://thesinkingteeth.bandcamp.com/album/white-water

The Sinking Teeth are one of the sickest bands in Melbourne. It’s like the bits where Wade sings for Alexisonfire meets The Bronx but they know who Mogwai and Isis are.

Have/Hold

havehold:

We have a Triple J Unearthed page. I think the idea is that if you review and rate our tracks on this we headline the Big Day Out. Feel free to help us out.

New song and song off the 7 inch on our Triple J page. If I ever play a dumb festival I hope there’s Portello on the rider.

havehold:

In August and September we’re gonna be playing a bunch of shows around the country as part of the ‘Calm Your Blood’ EP tour. Really stoked on the venues and lineups we’ve managed to put together and would really love to see some friendly faces! Facebook event is here. Click attending and we’ll see you at a show- https://www.facebook.com/events/336742283142896/First track off the EP (Which is out July 29th) can be heard here - http://havehold.bandcamp.com/

Stoked to see some mates, listen to Slipknot’s self titled album on drives and eat D-Roll in Enmore.Come hang out.

havehold:

In August and September we’re gonna be playing a bunch of shows around the country as part of the ‘Calm Your Blood’ EP tour. Really stoked on the venues and lineups we’ve managed to put together and would really love to see some friendly faces! Facebook event is here. Click attending and we’ll see you at a show- https://www.facebook.com/events/336742283142896/

First track off the EP (Which is out July 29th) can be heard here - http://havehold.bandcamp.com/

Stoked to see some mates, listen to Slipknot’s self titled album on drives and eat D-Roll in Enmore.

Come hang out.

Have/Hold

—They Kicked Me Out Of The Empire Mama

Have/Hold - They Kicked Me Out Of The Empire Mama

At the city end of the block, at the pointy ended stick, there’s a place where we were carpenters, there’s an empire where we lived. 

There’s no money in the rent box, and there’s a letter on the fridge. 
There’s a man who wants us out of here.
There’s a place where we can stick… All of our stuff 

As though our lives mean nothing. 
We had supposed that destination would never die. 
That hallowed scene, that simple life would take a little more then hammering and  arguments to keep on all the lights. 
Now we drink to spoiled wine. ..

The last tram screams ‘round the corner and disappears into the air. 
Someone else is on the balcony.. Same state of disrepair. 
There are houses where the walls come down , and half the bands have broken up 
And an Englishman will sing - There’s a girl I’ll spend my winters with and file memories under… All our stuff 

Now that our lives mean something
All of your cold investigation could work out fine. 
We had a scene, a simple life. 
We’ll take small comfort in the memory of Elgin St and everyone inside. 
Now we live on borrowed time. ..

Saw my buddies at the corner pub, haven’t seen you guys in years.

Stream 'They Kicked Me Out Of The Empire Mama'

havehold:

NEW MUSIC.

The lovely dudes at Last Of Our Kind Zine have been kind enough to put up an exclusive stream of They Kicked Me Out Of The Empire, which is the first song from our upcoming EP ‘Calm Your Blood’, which is available 29/7/14. We’re really happy to be able to finally share some of this music with people, and we’ve worked pretty hard on this. Let us know what you think, any reblogging or sharing of this would be appreciated as well!

Hello - Have/Hold finally have some new music to show people. ‘They Kicked Me Out Of The Empire Mama’ is streaming at Last Of Our Kind zine. I’m really stoked and proud of this EP and how it’s turned out, so I’m stoked to finally show people a song from it. It’s probably the poppiest/least gloom and doom song on the record. If you’re in to it, share it around and reblog and shit. That’d be really appreciated.

havehold:

Have/Hold - ‘Calm Your Blood’ EP teaser.

29/7/2014.

Yo so I’m posting on this for the first time in a long time. My band is putting out an EP later this month called “Calm Your Blood”. Here is some studio footage and a minute or so of one of the new songs in the form of a “teaser” video.

We have a Facebook here - www.facebook.com/havehold. Like that page and follow us on tumblr and instagram (@havehold) and all that and yeah and if you wanted to reblog this that’d be cool I guess.

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stankface:

She is literally singing about riding dick. Not just any dick, but the dick that is standing right next to her. He’s not in the audience or backstage and she’s not being coy under the male gaze. She is singing about having sexual agency as a woman in an assertive fashion. Then at the end, she puts her hands on his hips and stands in a version of the wonder woman pose. If you don’t think Beyonce is the baddest womanist icon at the moment, then I’m going to ask you to reevaluate your life and get the fuck out of mine.

http://www.mamamia.com.au/beyonce/beyonce-and-jay-z-performance/

Last night at the Grammys, Bey and her husband Jay-Z performed their duet “Drunk in Love” together. It should have been absolute perfection: just the sexiest power couple in the universe gyrating on stage. But then Jay-Z rapped a couple of lines that ruined everything.In the third verse, he said this: “I’m like Ike Turner, turn up, baby, no, I don’t play. Now eat the cake, Anna Mae. Said, Eat the cake Anna Mae!”

Beyonce echoes him, mouthing the words “Eat the cake, Anna Mae!”

Now, I’ve always sung that line as “Eat the cake, Anime” instead, thinking that for some reason Jay-Z really likes those adult Japanese cartoons, and also cake. But actually, it’s a reference to domestic violence.

I learned this from Twitter which exploded with comments immediately after the lines were performed.

Backstory: Ike Turner was the abusive, domineering man married to the iconic singer Tina Turner from 1962 – 1976. Anna Mae is Tina Turner’s real name. Simply put, Ike and Tina Turner were the Rihanna and Chris Brown of their era. Tina was the strong, beautiful singer who kept going back to an abusive husband. And this distressing narrative played out very publicly.

The phrase “Eat the cake, Anna Mae” comes from a famous scene in the biopic movie What’s Love Got To Do With It, based on Tina’s life.Angela Basset plays Tina and Laurence Fishbourne plays Ike – and it’s confronting.

This scene really changed the way people thought of Tina and Ike’s relationship – and, in a bigger sense, it portrayed with chilling accuracy what emotional, physical and verbal abuse can look like”

"So, in pop culture, the line “Eat the cake, Anna Mae” is really evocative. It’s become shorthand for spousal abuse.

Which brings us back to Beyonce…..

When Beyonce and Jay-Z both sang those exact words, in front of millions of people, Bey and Jay invoked the desperately sad story of Tina Turner. Why? Apparently, because it rhymes with the word “play”.

This is where my total bewilderment sets in.

Why would Bey and Jay, seen by many as the music industry’s greatest role models (she’s a self-proclaimed feminist who campaigns for gender pay equality, he’s condemned male rappers for using demeaning terms like ‘bitch’ and ‘ho’) invoke the experience of Anna Mae? Why make a flip reference to something as serious as domestic violence?

At what point did Jay-Z sit down and think it was a good idea to rap about being Ike Turner? And how could Beyonce, otherwise a feminist superhero, feature it on her self-titled album?

Ultimately, nobody is perfect. Not even Queen Bey. But it’s hard to see this as anything other than hugely disappointing.”


Yeaaahhhh what a bad bitch, right?

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Luke Smith

—Funeral

Luke Smith - Funeral. 


Hi. I did something I have not done in a long time, and I went and recorded a new acoustic song. If you like it, please reblog it or whatever. Same routine as other shit I’ve recorded. Shitty phone recording with my old guitar, little mistakes left in here and there and yeah, I guess you could say the acoustic stuff I’m influenced by is Sundowner, Erica Freas, Bon Iver and stuff that leans more towards the dreary side of things. The song is called Funeral. Thanks.

You wore red to our funeral, but no one told me I had died. And that night, that night I kissed you goodbye, I thought maybe I could dig up that heart I buried, and learn to love again. I thought maybe I could sew my fingers back on and sing songs again. 

You wore red to our funeral, but the joke was on me ‘cause no one told me I had died. Fuck my skin, curse my guts, fuck this voice, not pretty enough to ever hold love. 

And I presented a broken idea on a broken table that collapsed. And now this shame is all mine and I’m at the mercy of angel who doesn’t believe in time. 

You wore red to our funeral, but no one told me I was living my last night alive. Fuck my skin, curse my guts, fuck this voice, not pretty enough to ever hold love. 

You wore red to our funeral, but the joke was on me ‘cause no one told me I had died. Fuck my skin, curse these guts, fuck this voice, not pretty enough to ever hold love. No one told me, that I had died.