2013 was the year when things really came together for Melbourne’s indie-influenced punk outfit Have/Hold. Sporting their most active, driven and focused line-up, the band played their first gig. They also released their debut 7” single ‘Song for Bill of the Trains/Dexamphetamine Blues’, which not only scored them healthy airplay but also landed them on Blunt Magazine’s ‘Top 20 Bands to Watch in 2014’ list. It would seem plenty of people were watching, as 2014 has seen the band venture interstate and land shows with the likes of La Dispute, Balance and Composure and Lemuria. At the end of last month the band finally coughed up the goods of their debut EP, Calm Your Blood. Check it out. Music Man Megastore, Bendigo – August 29.