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Love and Lacerations

by The Hostiles

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    releases August 30, 2019

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Infancy 03:08
Infancy - When I came into the world I was screaming as my body was pulled towards the ceiling. It was bright and cold. I was so confused by it….but you would be there to get me through the grit and all the shit. Now it all starts and round it goes. When it stops, no one knows. I’m your joy so by you I can do no wrong and I’ll start as I mean to go on. Pride and joy so by you I can do no wrong and I’ll start as I mean to go on. When I came into the world, I was bringing a new sense of wonder and meaning. Watch me take my first steps and master my senses…learn about life and its consequences. Trying to walk before I learn to crawl and think I know it all is my downfall. I need you more than you will ever know. Hold tight and please don’t ever let me go. I will fuck up sometime so I will need your hand to guide me through this world and explain to me so I can understand.
Liepāja 03:12
Postcards and photographs. Memories of time that’s past that cast away the feeling of being lost at sea. Life had completely changed when I washed up at Fontaine The wind that led us there to someone new who cared. With a long kiss, old memories did fade. Our lips met again and new fond ones took their place. We went out for a walk with Oli. I held your hand, you took the lead and proceeded to tell me that it had been awhile since you got flowers…which shocked me. I want to do those things. Of all the towns I’ve played and cities that I’ve seen, meeting you made Liepāja the best place that I’ve been. I cannot forget. I will not forget that night we met. Then with one last kiss filled with passion and desire… an outbound course headed out of Liepāja. That night we met was bliss. Another kiss to reminisce?
Push You 03:33
You had a plan that didn’t quite work out. You thought you’d be further on but somewhere something went wrong. Now you’re so unsure of what you should be doing to get you back on track. Get that momentum back. But nothing’s clear. All kinds of misdirection when all you want is answers to your questions. In case you’re wondering… I don’t have the answers that you’re searching for. I don’t know anything but I’m here to help push you forward. Now you’re running from A to B. Just want to get their fast and skip the in between. You’re losing patience in a serious way. So unsure of yourself, you’re second guessing. Scared to move in any direction. Standing still is something that you’ll pay for with all the time and money you can’t afford. You feel like you’re slipping away. Although the fear you feel is very real, I know tomorrow is gonna be a better day. Excuse me. Please excuse my ignorance. I know it’s easier said than done but giving up doesn’t make much sense. Forget I said a thing I don’t have the answers that you’re searching for to push you forward.
Pandering 03:20
It makes me sick…the way we lie to ourselves. The pressure to be like everyone when they’re not that interesting and really not that fun. It’s gone too far. I think I might be trying too hard to impress you, something that I would like to do without the need to pander to you. I shouldn’t have to Any attempt is just self-serving. All that the desire brings is a lot more pandering. I hate it. The idea of changing into something that I’ve never been. I want to be somewhere I belong. Somewhere that I fit in. Comfortable in my own skin. I swear I must be delusional if I think that I’ll get my way. This is me. Take it or leave it because I’m not gonna change.
Self Control 03:16
You’re out tonight to have a good time. You just want to escape the things that have been on your mind. You’re driving to excess away from reality. Crash in a place that you didn’t want to be. It’s keep you awake. You’ve lost control and darkness comes to take.. Take hold. This is killing you. Turn yourself away from the substance you abuse. There’s cause for concern. It’s gonna take a turn for the worst. It won’t just be you that gets hurt. You’re out tonight to have a good time. The weeks have been a blur but you swear you’re doing fine. Repeat the process and get carried away. You can stop anytime but that won’t be today. This is getting so hard to watch you do this to yourself. This wouldn’t matter as much if it was anyone else If you could break away from this and find the light so you won’t have to let it…
I am contending with your clouded thoughts. You’re seeing red which means we’re past the point of talk. It can be so unnecessary…with way you put yourself out every time we disagree. My world is on a razors edge. You’re throwing knives at me like there is no consequence… and I know it’s just the way you feel right now. I can’t stop you cutting deep. I can’t stop the bleeding out. It’s just another love laceration. Keep taking stabs at me but phone an ambulance when you’re done. It starts off angry over something small. A stupid spat turns to blood splatter on the walls. You can be so unforgiving. I’m afraid to put my neck out for fear of severing. My world is on a razors edge. You’re throwing knives at me like there is no consequence. Who knew you had such scathing words? Is this the hell I deserve? Don’t wait. I’m feeling drained. The loss of blood is getting to me. White as sheet. I’m feeling weak waiting for cold sweet death to come for me and put me out of my misery.


Recorded at Bubble Tea Studios/Sound Magic Studios
Produced by John Harcus.
Artwork by Si Mitchell

The Hostiles
Guitar/Vocals: Joshua Barron
Trombone: Steve Bruce
Trombone: Kenny Shand
Trumpet: Nic Milano
Drums: Bob McBride


releases August 30, 2019


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The Hostiles South Ayrshire, UK

The Hostiles capture the upbeat energy of US west coast ska punk in the slightly less-sunny climes of west coast Scotland. Spirited and infectious, they combine distorted guitars riffs, low-slung rhythms, in-your-face vocals and a two-pronged brass backbone of trumpet and trombone. Good times guaranteed. ... more

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