Steve has on the other hand been forced to be taking a break because of health issues and the distance from Leeds and Sweden still a strong part of the band and have some new energy to give as we speak. We have a lot of new plans though!! The story continues... We, Tom, Oskar an Linus are PROJECT HOPELESS. An A//E political hardcore raw punk. We have been around since the beginning of 2001 and have so far released two full 7"s, one split 7" and two LPs.
Our debut LP was released in 2005 entitled "Kalla Jävla Samhlle" and the follow-up, "Välkommen till vår Sopfyllda Fabrik", was recorded in 2006 in Malmo and Bradford at the 1in12 Club and released in 2007 through a collaboration of friends labels including our own. A new 7" are o it's way as we speak!! We believe in fighting and opposing fascism and sexism within our daily lives, including in the punk scene, and believe that these issues are all too often given lip-service but very often action is not followed up by the words (or patches) people wear. We believe that we have to challenge and question those who exhibit racist/sexist behaviour. We are not perfect in any way, and these issues become really hard to address when it is our friends who say or do things that we believe to be wrong. How we learn as individuals, as friends, as groups, to try and alter and learn from our own and others behaviour is a battle that we think is often shied away from.
It is a lot easier to keep quiet and say nothing. Divisions occur. Friendships are broken. Sides are taken.
But where within the mess that is created is the learning, the responsibility, the awareness to consider our, and others actions and the willingness to try and change? We cannot expect to change the world if we do not make the effort to change our own thoughts, ideas and beliefs that have been instilled in us throughout our childhood and schooling. Not to mention societies larger value system influenced by various media with agendas to sell. As long as we accept or distance ourselves from people who demonstrate racist/sexist behaviour then we are not any nearer to realising a society based upon equality. Within the 'civilised' system that we live it is a struggle to live a life without "masters", without a government controlling our future with statistics.
We try to fight for a life in unity where we all work together and not against each other. A life where we don't have any "masters" attempting to subjugate us. This may sound cliched but lets be realistic and demand the impossible!!! Thinking and creating new ways to live our lives! Not just for now but in a sustainable way. Not just whilst we are young and energetic but for when we are older or sick.
Where we, the people, can feel free and have a say. A society where we no longer have to think about the word "oppression". We believe that if you are not trying to say what you have in your mind then you are missing one of the best opportunities that we still have here in this world. Yes, we are being increasingly controlled and monitored every day, our freedoms and civil liberties slowly becoming eroded but we can still exist and resist to create an alternative, to mange some kind of change. Even if this change is not as big a change as you want it to be, YOUR voice, YOUR actions are still relevant to the never ending resistance that those who govern us try to impose through law, the State and the increasing power of multi-national companies that are bit-by-bit branding and cleansing our world of individuality, of human beings uniqueness, in their desire to forever increase PROFIT! These companies that have so much power in dominating the economic climate of our towns and cities are smothering us.
Money talks. Sometimes it seems that our individual actions are pointless, that what we try to achieve in our own individual lives or within our social ones, that our squats, social centres, places to meet, organise, share, have a good time in, are extinguished bit by bit as the corporate world spreads farther and farther afield to clone and monopolise the masses. Our voice exists as a protest against the selfish, individualised and plastic world that we see that is poisoning and destroying nature as well as the humans that are PART of nature. If we cannot try to change the wrongs that we have been trained to know to be right then we are never ever going to be able to achieve any larger changes either.
So don't keep quiet. Agitate. Organise. Create.
Do-It-Yourself. To say that the earth is dying is nothing new. To be able to give a future for our children and theirs we have to be more concerned about the earth. Still we have to try to live our lives so that we can enjoy ourselves.
To be able to live our lives as though everyday was our last but to also to realise our impact on the environment as if you would live forever. This would be the ultimate but to be realistic, this is not always a possibility. We all need lighter moments in these sad times. Where the threat of everything comes over us all the time.
Up the fucking punk life! Have fun! And don't just think about yourself. Be a loving person. As long as it is possible. Love, Peace and Equality. // Project Hopeless Read more on Last.fm.
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