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Since forming in 2013, Have/Hold has released a 7” (Song for Bill of the Trains / Dexamphetamine Blues), an EP (Calm Your Blood) and 2015’s debut full length album King Salt.
These releases were terse, poignant, bombastic, and stirringly dynamic. They saw the band exploring lyrical themes for loss, longing, leaving and learning within the seemingly restrictive rubric of guitar based rock music.
Over the course of these halcyon years Have/Hold has played a multitude of shows including several national tours both under their own banner and in support of Australian alternative rock acts such as We Lost The Sea, Safe Hands and Sail On! Sail On!. Touring King Salt saw the band leave for the US on a run of shows that included an appearance at Florida punk and hardcore extravaganza The FEST alongside bands like Pianos Become The Teeth, Title Fight and The Hotelier. With sold out shows back at home supporting the likes of La Dispute, Balance And Composure, and Say Anything, the band took time out to reassess their focus and a new creative machine kicked into gear.
The band weathered the past two years the only way they know how, by bunkering down to refine their sound. 2016/17 saw Have/Hold release two singles - Stoic and The Bells - before turning inward in an effort to give their follow up to King Salt the attention it deserves. Now, in 2018 Have/Hold have big plans for a huge year of single releases, tours, videos, and finally the release of album #2. Stay tuned.