Minneapolis, Minnesota has long been home to a punk/hardcore scene that marches to a beat all it’s own. Among the newest wave of bands keeping this spirit alive is five-piece melodic hardcore outfit HOUSEHOLD. Despite the members just recently finishing high school, they have consistently created music that has been impossible to ignore. While comparisons to Killing The Dream, Shai Hulud, and Sinking Ships are often made, it’s evident HOUSEHOLD are willing to defy convention and craft truly unique songs showcasing a sound all their own.

Now teamed with Blood & Ink Records (who also worked with Minnesota hardcore luminaries Venia), HOUSEHOLD have prepared their first proper release, an EP entitled “With or Without”. The effort demonstrates the band’s creativity and masterful songwriting, while staying true to the lexicon of melodic hardcore they find so inspiring. This young band is making a statement: they’re worth your attention and have just scratched the surface of what they can do.




BLOOD & INK RECORDS is very excited to announce the first official Blood & Ink Records tour!  The “2015 Blood & Ink Records + Friends Tour” will take place this summer throughout the east coast and midwest. The tour will  include label heavy hitters, STRENGTHEN WHAT REMAINS, COMRADES, HOUSEHOLD, and our friends CONVEYER (on select dates). An entire list of tour dates can be found below and on the tour page.



June 24 – Mt Union, PA @ Creation Festival
June 25 – Mt Union, PA @ Creation Festival
June 26 – Clarksburg, WV @ The Mainstreet Cafe
June 27 – Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness
June 28 – Windsor, ON @ Great Lakes Heavy Fest
June 29 – Lansing, MI @ Basement Show
June 30 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Take Hold Church
July 01 – Chicago, IL @ Borelli’s
July 02 – Urbana, IL @ AudioFeed Festival
July 03 – Urbana, IL @ AudioFeed Festival
July 04 – Urbana, IL @ AudioFeed Festival*
July 05 – Urbana, IL @ AudioFeed Festival*
July 06 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Hoosier Dome*
July 07 – Evansville, IN @ Wired*
July 08 – Lexington, KY @ Icthus Fest*
July 09 – Lexington, KY @ Icthus Fest*
July 10 – Lexington, KY @ Icthus Fest*
July 11 – Chattanooga, TN @ Cloud Springs Deli*
July 12 – Herrin, IL @ HITTS*
July 13 – Joplin MO @ Solace*
July 14 – Merriam, KS @ Aftershock*
July 15 – Des Moines IA @ Sonburnt Fest*
July 16 – Somerset, WI @ Sonshine Festival*
July 17 – Somerset, WI @ Sonshine Festival*
July 18 – Somerset, WI @ Sonshine Festival*
July 19 – Grand Rapids, MN @ Pierced Festival*
July 21 – Fargo, ND – The New Direction*

*w/ Conveyer


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Household to tour with Molly’s Worst Enemy

Household will be meeting up with Molly’s Worst Enemy on the second leg of their upcoming east coast tour. Dates below!


Household w/ Molly’s Worst Enemy

3/25 Hamden, CT @ The Space *
3/26 Poughkeepsie, NY @ My Pizza Place *
3/27 Silver Spring, MD @ Immanuel’s Church *
3/28 Boone, NC @ West King Basement *
3/29 Statesville, NC @ Fiesta Rodeo *
4/1 Birmingham, AL @ The Forge *
4/2 Nashville, TN @ The Exponent Manor *
4/4 La Crosse, WI @ The Warehouse (Household only)
4/5 Minneapolis, MN @ The Fallout *

*w/ Molly’s Worst Enemy


Household announce The Shackled Bones Tour!

Household​ have announced yet ANOTHER tour! The band will head out in April on The Shackled Bones Tour alongside Rebuker​ and Greyhaven​!


04/09- Columbus, GA @ The Plughouse

04/10- Ringgold, GA @ Cloud Springs Deli

04/11- Auburn, AL @ Balcony Bar

04/12- Bryant, AR @ MF Metal

04/14- Dallas, TX @ Taqueria Pedritos

04/15- Houston, TX @ Harrisburg Studios

04/16- Abilene, TX @ Billiard’s Backroom

04/17- Amarillo, TX @ The Bomb Shelter

04/18- Oklahoma City, OK @ Industrial Skatepark

04/19- Tulsa, OK @ Rudy’s

04/20- St. Louis, MO @ Fubar

Check the tour page for these dates and more!

Household premiere new music video for “Purpose”


Household have premiered a new music video for their song “Purpose,” off their debut EP, With or Without, released on September 30 via Blood & Ink Records. The video was filmed during the final show at the house/venue where the band started. Frontman Josh Gilbert had this to say about the video:

“This house was the foundation of the band’s start. Everything we’ve done and everyone we know is connected to that home. We had to make this (video) in honor of our great experience.”

Check out the music video at the labels youtube.com channel now!

Household touring with Until We Are Ghost in February

Household are touring with Until We Are Ghosts (InVogue) in February.
Dates are below.


Household w/ Until We Are Ghosts

02/01 Bedford, IN @ Bender Banquet Hall*
02/03 Akron, OH @ It’s A Kling Thing! House
02/04 Port Huron, MI @ The Roche
02/05 Grand Rapids, MI @ Take Hold Church
02/06 Crown Point, IN @ The Vocal Point
02/07 Chicago, IL @ Borelli Pizza
02/08 Indianapolis, IN @ Hoosier Dome
02/11 Springfield, IL @ Black Sheep Cafe
02/13 Ames, IA @ The Muffin Top
02/14 Kansas City, MO @ Art Closet Studios
02/15 Moore, OK @ Moore Season Church

*Household only