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Some snaps from our recently wrapped up headline Australian tour. If you have any photos, be sure to submit them to us! It was such an incredible tour and milestone for us, we want to remember every bit of it.
Thank you to everyone that made it happen.
At the start of our career we self funded a legendary albeit; financially disastrous, tour through parts of Europe and the UK. One of those shows was 12 band mixed bill at the barfly in London that didn’t even sell out.
Soon we’ll be on our way back for our first international headline tour though this time we sold out that same venue by ourselves; months before the show.
We can’t thank you all enough for the support and love that you have given us these last couple of years. Our opportunity to continue playing music around the world is 100% thanks to you.
For those of you in the London area who missed out on tickets, keep in touch for further information as we’re looking into a potential venue upgrade.
Now on to the winners of our #hlhtix contest! These were drawn completely at random. If you missed out on this one, we’ve got something very cool up our sleeves we’ll be announcing in a few more weeks.
If you won, email us at email@example.com with a screencap of you logged into your twitter or instagram and we’ll send you info on how to claim your prize! Thanks so much!
Grand Prize Winners:
Big thanks to our presenting sponsor Rockstar Energy for hooking us up with these sweet prizes to give away as well as the amazing team at Rock Sound for hosting this glorious contest!
Books, books, books
Coop here, i got asked to put together a recommendation list of some books. This last year, thanks to becoming a digital n00b and getting a kindle, i’ve been on a reading rampage and now i thought i would share a few of the books that have influenced me in someway and that i recommend for anyone interested in expanding their minds.
- The Wayfinders - Wade Davis
"Language is the vehicle by which the soul of a culture comes into the world"
Wade Davis is an incredible anthropologist and ethnobotanist. This book as well as his Light At The Edge of The World; A Journey Through The Realm of Vanishing Cultures (another recommendation) is a collection of his lectures telling of his time spent with various tribes around the world. I found his talks extremely eye opening in revealing the beauty and profound ways other cultures perceive reality. Too many of us get all too consumed by our western ideologies and influences that it is easy to forget that other languages, and ways of being, completely alter ones own existence from our own. Learning of these, and seeing some of the breadth of the human essence is awe inspiring.
- Speaker For the Dead, & Xenocide - Orson Scott Card
"Humans invent an imaginary lover and put that mask over the face of the body in their bed. That is the tragedy of language my friend. Those who know each other only through symbolic representations are forced to imagine each other. And because their imagination is imperfect, they are often wrong."
Definitely an all together different story from the previous. If you saw Enders Game, or have only read that one in the series, i definitely recommend at least the next two. Although the author has expressed some seriously skewed views in the public, his writing is incredible and i love how these books conjure new internal struggles with conventional morality.
- Fountainhead - Ayn Rand
I read this book a couple of years ago but revisited it recently. Its rather a controversial book, well more Rand’s altruistic and elitist ideologies are, but this book is 100% worth the read. Howard Roark is my favourite protagonist and literary character (right up there with winnie the pooh for me). His understanding of art as the expression of his soul and his unwavering commitment to that; is unquestionably beautiful. I would quote his entire speech in the courthouse as it is incredible, but far too long for this. Definitely worth the read.
- Zen and The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance - Robert M. Pirsig
"Whats’s emerging from the pattern of my own life is the belief that the crisis is being caused by the inadequacy of existing forms of thought to cope with the situation"
Currently reading this, and have almost gotten to the end unfortunately as i have enjoyed it immensely; (it also has little to nothing to do with motorcycle maintenance…kind of). Its philosophical fiction that explores the metaphysics of ‘Quality’,
I love how the protagonist examines different thought processes through the ‘classic’ and ‘romantic’ methods of understanding, such a captivating read.
- Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic - Oliver James
"For the first time in human history, children are getting most of their information from entities whose goal is to sell them something, rather than from family, school, or houses of worship."
If there is a “must read” book, particularly for anyone residing in a western dominated society, this is the book. James reveals the poisonous, world destroying, species slaughtering notion that is consumerism; and how we’ve all fallen victim to it as well as all being contributors to this cancerous and vile disease of the mind and culture. This book really hit home for me, and I seriously urge everyone to read it and discuss it with everyone they know.
The best of Hands Like Houses.❤
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It’s that time of year again for JJJ and the rest of Australia to count down the best 100 songs of 2013 in the largest music poll in the world!
Please do us a huge favour and take the time to cast your vote and include ‘Introduced Species’ in your top 10. It would truly mean the world for us to make the 100!
Triple j is Australia’s biggest non commercial radio station which is showcases many upcoming Australian and international bands. You don’t have to be Australian to vote, everyone’s welcome!