L. Smith

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

—Gethsemane

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Have/Hold - Gethsemane

It kills me still the way that things have changed. Her hair would bleach to grey and then it’s over. Her letters read the same, it’s always with the sting of sweet dismay. “

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Some photos taken ten months apart. 25/10/13 at The Old Bar by Mitch Pinney, and 16/08/2014 at The Factory Floor by James O’Connor.

Planes Mistaken For Stars

—End Me In Richmond

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Planes Mistaken For Stars - End Me In Richmond

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Have/Hold

—Drunk Letter

Have/Hold - Drunk Letter

To follow up on my post about Calm Your Blood. Here’s my favourite song off the EP,  it’s one which I wrote half the lyrics for.

She said “You don’t deserve to be happy”, and I cowered ‘cause she always knew best. “Dreams are not concrete, they’re like dust and they are at the mercy of the breeze.” as I deflated, clutching at my chest. Then she said “Sing me a song of your longing.” and I whispered it ‘cause yelling hurt my head. “Paint me a picture, paint me springtime, paint with brighter colors. Brighter than you ever will again.” 

Pulling up pins, I drove around on your skin. I cut a switch from the tree in The Garden of Eden. Lump in your throat, I’ll be a thorn in your side. I’ll die a thousand times over before I feel alive by myself. 

She said “Now you deserve to be lonely” as I whimpered I hit nails on their heads. “So few find comforting what most of us call instinct.” and with that she stood up silently and left. 

Found out you lied, I found out you were unwell, so I took a second job to concentrate on your health. Christ I conceded that like Christ I believed you and I begged you to stab me before I did it myself. Lit up like Christmas at the end of a summer that bought nothing but rain. Now your eyelids wont close anymore. 

She said “Now you deserve to be happy.” and I smiled ‘cause I always knew best.

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Calm Your Blood is out! The follow up to last year’s 7 inch, this self released EP is five tracks and available in CD/Digital download. Any CD purchase will get you a free download for a cover of Something For Kate’s ‘Hallways’.We’ve had this out for a week and the amount of people listening and the kind things we’ve heard so far has been great. ”A deliciously tremendous and adventurous indie release, it is unlikely that 2014 has, or ever will bring to the table an EP quite like Have/Hold’s ‘Calm Your Blood’. A considerably momentous and courageous listening experience in itself, Calm Your Blood illuminates the stage for Have/Hold in the years to come.””Having consistently played the part of support band for headliners such asBalance and Composure and La Dispute, and having only released trickles of their own material in the past, Melbourne’s Have/Hold have been hovering just beneath the limelight for quite some time now. Innovative and dynamic, Have/Hold,however, are destined for much more than the underwhelming career of a support band. Their first official release, Calm Your Blood attests to this, and with any luck, may provide Have/Hold with the opportunity they need for their vivacious and tantalising alternative rock to be propelled into the (relative) mainstream.”- Killyourstereo.comCalm Your Blood is available here - www.havehold.bandcamp.comFacebook - www.facebook.com/haveholdTriple J - www.triplejunearthed.com/artist/haveholdTumblr - www.havehold.tumblr.comHit up our Facebook for national tour dates throughout August/September - Visiting Newcastle, Sydney, Bendigo, Adelaide, Melbourne and Brisbane.

Hey so myself and two of my best friends finally did it. We finally got our EP out. It’s called Calm Your Blood. It’s got five songs. I’ve been doing bands (That actually played and toured and released some stuff) on and off for 9ish years. This is the best thing I’ve done and it’s what I’m most proud of. If you buy the cunt on CD you get a bonus download of Something For Kate’s Hallways, but our cover version which we recorded. Paul Dempsey said it was good. We’ve been compared to a bunch of bands I like and have like 11 shows left this year or something. Please reblog this and tell people how good you think it is. Thank you bye.

havehold:

Calm Your Blood is out! The follow up to last year’s 7 inch, this self released EP is five tracks and available in CD/Digital download. Any CD purchase will get you a free download for a cover of Something For Kate’s ‘Hallways’.

We’ve had this out for a week and the amount of people listening and the kind things we’ve heard so far has been great. 

A deliciously tremendous and adventurous indie release, it is unlikely that 2014 has, or ever will bring to the table an EP quite like Have/Hold’s ‘Calm Your Blood’. A considerably momentous and courageous listening experience in itself, Calm Your Blood illuminates the stage for Have/Hold in the years to come.”

Having consistently played the part of support band for headliners such asBalance and Composure and La Dispute, and having only released trickles of their own material in the past, Melbourne’s Have/Hold have been hovering just beneath the limelight for quite some time now. Innovative and dynamic, Have/Hold,however, are destined for much more than the underwhelming career of a support band. Their first official release, Calm Your Blood attests to this, and with any luck, may provide Have/Hold with the opportunity they need for their vivacious and tantalising alternative rock to be propelled into the (relative) mainstream.”

- Killyourstereo.com

Calm Your Blood is available here - www.havehold.bandcamp.com
Facebook - www.facebook.com/havehold
Triple J - www.triplejunearthed.com/artist/havehold
Tumblr - www.havehold.tumblr.com


Hit up our Facebook for national tour dates throughout August/September - Visiting Newcastle, Sydney, Bendigo, Adelaide, Melbourne and Brisbane.


Hey so myself and two of my best friends finally did it. We finally got our EP out. It’s called Calm Your Blood. It’s got five songs. I’ve been doing bands (That actually played and toured and released some stuff) on and off for 9ish years. This is the best thing I’ve done and it’s what I’m most proud of. If you buy the cunt on CD you get a bonus download of Something For Kate’s Hallways, but our cover version which we recorded. Paul Dempsey said it was good. We’ve been compared to a bunch of bands I like and have like 11 shows left this year or something. Please reblog this and tell people how good you think it is. Thank you bye.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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'

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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.