Day 19: Shoot The Rabbit | #HITSBC16

Hey guys!

Today's bit of the countdown is a very special one.
It's one with a cause and I hope that I'll be able to make a small change with it.

Please read this post with an open mind and consider being active.

Let's go!

What is #HITSBC16?
HITSBC16 stands for house in the sand's Birthday Countdown 2016.
Throughout the entire month of February, we will be celebrating this website's fourth birthday.
One artist/band a day is going to wish us a happy birthday and then perform a song exclusively for this sweet occasion.

Who is performing today?
Shoot The Rabbit.
They are a four piece band from North Wales, UK. Their sound is best described as indie rock with alternative elements.

The band got together in 2008 and has been making music ever since. Their EPs "Sticky", "Scribble" and "Heavy Eyelids" got them a loyal fanbase, a lot of positive reviews and comparisons to bands such as Radiohead and The Cure.

Shoot The Rabbit are:
David Bullough (vocals, guitar)
Adam Taylor (guitar)
Matt Norton (bass)
Rhodri Davies (drums)

Since their house in the sand debut in Summer 2013, the band has been featured regularly and became a part of the HITS gang.

What is special about this video?
It's performed by bassist Matt because all band members have been busy.
Matt recorded a cover of "I Can't Wait To Be King" of Disney's The Lion King. He inserted the most adorable animal photos you've ever seen.

And with that video we want to send a message and challenge you to do something.
I am massive animal lover and there's nothing on this planet that upsets me more than animal cruelty.
I will never understand what makes people think that animals are worth less than humans, that's nonsense.
I want to encourage people to help make animal rights a normal thing.

The best way to support animals starts by doing research about what's wrong with how things are.
Learn more about animals and learn more about the cruelty.

It is so easy to help and make a change - you can either donate money to your local animal shelter or an organisation such as Green Peace. You can give becoming vegan a chance by starting out with one vegan meal a week.
A fact is - you can make a change if you want to.

Give animals the voice they don't have.

And of course, enjoy Matt's performance of "I Can't Wait To Be King".

Where can we find Shoot The Rabbit online?
Twitter | Facebook | Soundcloud | YouTube | Instagram

Who do we need to thank?
The entire band for being so wonderfully supportive and lovely.
But we definitely need to thank Matt for recording and creating this video and helping us send a message to everyone who's reading this.
You guys are very wonderful!

What can we do now?
If you've enjoyed this article, please help us reach more people by sharing it along with the hashtag #HITSBC16.
Everybody who uses the hashtag on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram has the chance to win something lovely once the countdown is over.

I hope you enjoyed day 19!

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Thank you for your visit!

Credits // Text: Vanessa Jertschewske | Image & Video (performance): Shoot The Rabbit, Matt Norton | Video intro (audio): Martin Kelly | Video intro (visual): Vanessa Jertschewske


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