Hello friends! We need a few seconds of your time!
Nominate us for the #50 “WILDCARD” spot to be in the running for the [V] Music - Channel [V] Australia Artist of the Year award!
Head to: http://smarturl.it/hlhvmusic
Man, these comments crack me up. Because they are all completely legit… every Australian has childhood memories of dealing with swooping magpies (or plovers or crows) in various forms of home brew armour… helmets with ping pong balls painted to look like eyes and/or mohawks of long cable ties, riding your bike with one hand, the other above your head waving the biggest stick you can carry while riding in a straight line.
my friend left her window open in her bedroom and came back to find this
look at his self-satisfied little face, the cheeky shit
if there was a post to describe australia, this is it
you mean to tell me this isn’t even a pet bird?
that in australia, you have wild birds that just fly from house to house with the express purpose of fucking shit up?
fucking HELL australia, what is wrong with you?
wake up australia
That’s what birds do
They fly around and fuck shit up
Do you have some kind of mysterious nice birds in your weird foreign country
Do birds in America and England fly into your house and make the bed and tidy up the living room a little bit
It’s cold here, so they just bounce off the windows and lie there and twitch spasmodically while you look for the shovel.
Basically hurling themselves at windows is the worst thing birds do
yeah man a kookaburra literally flew into a classroom at my high school and just sat his smug ass down on top of the desk for a good 20 minutes
why has nobody mentioned the fact that in australia there are 3-4 months a year where everybody just accepts that they’re going to get attacked by magpies. It is literally called “swooping season” and these birds will fly down to peck your fucking face, and people get their eyes ripped out and shit, it’s fucking brutal.
My teacher had to go to hospital and have surgery because of swooping season. It was in the parking lot of school and all the kids would do a mad dash towards the car as the magpies tried to kill us.
no but when you’re 12 years old and riding your bike like mad on the way home from school with an icecream bucket on your head with like branches and shit sticking out if it to scare them off and none of this is considered strange
what the actual fuck australia
I used to have to walk passed this cockatoo gang on the way home from school when I was like in grade 5 and they would literally block the footpath and not move until I gave them what was left of my lunch. I couldn’t even cross the road or run because like 15 of them would come after me. My Mum asked me once why I was so hungry in the afternoon and I had to tell her it was because the cockatoos would get angry if I didn’t give them my food. Like kids didn’t rob me of my lunch the fucking birds did.
…and what a year it has been. This very day this last year we released something we’d been working on for a while, poured our hearts into, challenged ourselves with, sweated, debated and toiled over, explored, extended, expressed and examined, each time over growing in confidence that we had made something worth the time, tears and expectations hanging on it being something special. And here we are, a year later celebrating the 1st anniversary of Unimagine :)
In that short year since, we have played Vans Warped Tour in USA and Australia, played across 3 continents over 9 separate tours, played our first headline tours to sold out venues and already sat down to begin writing for album number three. All of this, because 42 minutes and 2 seconds of music spoke to people. And for us, that is an amazing feeling.
We have some awesome things happening soon and as always, we can’t wait to share them with you. It’s been an amazing year and we look forward to what is next.
A special thank you to every one of you who has bought a copy. Where did you get yours? Reply to this post to let us know and we’ll pick a winner from each social network to send an as-yet unreleased merch item out to :)
Australian band handslikehouses keeps their music centered on storytelling.
Feature on HLH during their first US Headliner
By Melissa Vigil
The past five days I spent listening only to the album Unimagine by Hands Like Houses. Each day, I would write down something new I learned about the album. (to read all of mine, they’re on my tumblr under /tagged/ufdc). Doing this challenge has been a really great experience. I’ve learned a lot…
Unimagine 5 Day Challenge - Day 4
This is my 3rd time typing this out so excuse the possible sound of rushed thinking. Chrome is not my friend.
very awesome. :)
Unimagine 5 Day Challenge - Day 1
This was typed out while almost completely passed out, so I hope my points, whatever their importance, are still made clearly.
absolutely loving reading these!
This is one of my favorite challenges I’ve done, day one and I’m already stoked about it.