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Live Gig Video: Haim share studio performance of ‘Right Now’ from upcoming second album

 
By on Tuesday, 2nd May 2017 at 4:00 pm
 

It’s been a quiet few years for sister Haim. Well, their fans (sorry, not me) can be excited about the follow-up to their wildly popular debut album ‘Days Are Gone’, which came out in 2013 on Polydor. They’ve announced ‘Something to Tell You’, which is scheduled for a release on the 7th of July, the same week we celebrate our independence. Hmm…

The first taster from the upcoming album is a single called ‘Right Now’, which will be available for purchase starting tomorrow, the 3rd of May. To hype up the unveiling of the song, they worked with celebrity director Paul Thomas Anderson, whose name has been repeated whenever the new song has been promoted. Why? Apparently, Anderson was a student of the Haim sisters’ mum. Not purposely I guess (?) but I’m amused by the star-studded nepotism, nevertheless. Will you need this new song ‘Right Now’? It seems very repetitive but I guess for their fans, they’ve included the lyrics karaoke style so you’ll already know the words by the time you get around to preordering the album. Watch the sisters’ live performance of their new single below. You’d need to dust it off a bit, but our archive on the Californian group from 2014 and prior is this way.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1LLWHroWgA[/youtube]

 

The BBC at Glastonbury 2014 (Friday): Haim play ‘The Wire’ at the Other Stage

 
By on Saturday, 28th June 2014 at 9:00 am
 

Wherever you will be hanging your hat this weekend, whether you’re joining the sheep at Worthy Farm or you’ve got your feet up in front of the telly, us here at TGTF will have you covered when it comes to Glastonbury 2014. The dedicated people they are, the folks at the BBC will be working all hours during the festival and feeding us live coverage as it becomes available. What does this mean for you? We’ll be passing along all the best bits to you, our faithful readers.

We’re here at 10 AM to catch up on Friday coverage, as there was quite a bit of wonderful live action at Glasto, as long as the weather cooperated! Here are the Haim sisters from California performing ‘The Wire’ from their ‘Days Are Gone’ album released last year. Appears Este Haim opted to go for a see-through top so we’d be more likely to look at her outfit instead of the weird facial expressions she makes while she plays her bass. Watch them and their fans go crazy in the video below.

For more of the BBC’s Glastonbury coverage online, head this way. Stay tuned for more videos from Glasto 2014 right here on TGTF.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YayxDS8I7A8[/youtube]

 

Haim / March 2014 UK/Irish Tour

 
By on Tuesday, 1st October 2013 at 9:00 am
 

Following on from a sold out winter 2013 tour, the sisters Haim have announced they will be returning to the UK and Ireland in March 2014. Tickets are on sale on Friday at 9 AM.

If you want to watch something, err, unusual, watch the sisters perform on the Andrew Marr show, in front of PM David Cameron, on the BBC Web site here. Reportedly, they dedicated ‘The Wire’ to him. Make of that what you will.

Tuesday 4th March 2014 – Nottingham Rock City
Thursday 6th March 2014 – London Brixton Academy
Friday 7th March 2014 – Brighton Dome
Saturday 8th March 2014 – Manchester Academy
Monday 10th March 2014 – Dublin Olympia
Tuesday 11th March 2014 – Sheffield Academy
Wednesday 12th March 2014 – Glasgow Barrowlands

 

Reading 2013: Day 3 Roundup

 
By on Wednesday, 11th September 2013 at 2:00 pm
 

With the 5-day hangover building to its climatic crescendo on the Sunday of Reading 2013, I emerged bleary eyed and in no-way bushy tailed from my fungus-ridden excuse for a tent that I called home for the festival. My head was pounding, and the inevitability that I would be off for a stroll to the seemingly-bottomless troughs full of human shit hit me right about the face – the all too familiar scent hitting my nose and immediately frying all of the hairs that laced the inside of my nasal cavity.

With my daily pulled pork baguette (delightfully middle–classed festival truck) bought, as I entered the arena I set about a new music adventure, stumbling into the Festival Republic Tent to watch Aussie indie-pop darlings San Cisco. In direct contrast to yesterday’s new music samplings in the form of Nightworks, San Cisco were tight as a live act and had some real dynamism about their live show, plus Awkward is a tune to boot. Jordi Davieson proved to be an affable frontman, but in drummer and co-vocalist Scarlett Stevens they have a real personality behind the kit. These guys are undoubtedly ones to watch. (8/10)

The Lock-Up Stage is a haven for ear-splitting riffs and circle pits that whir with immense ferocity. So a no-frills, no bullshit rock and roll band like The Virginmarys were always going to feel at home in the tight surroundings of the tent. No light shows, no bullshit, just rock ‘n’ roll was what was contained in this 40-ish minute set. The closer ‘Dead Man’s Shoes’ went down stormingly to the crowd who had slowly milled into the tent after hearing the brutal wave of sound emanating from the tent, whilst ‘Just A Ride’ was simply ferocious, head-banging gluttony. (8.5/10)

From a rock show, to a punk rock show, with Massachusetts-based noise-mongers California X in the Festival Republic Tent. On record the band sounded tight and in time with each other, unshockingly. However, in a live setting the set seemed a touch disjointed. Perhaps nerves got the better of the band, all clad in black? The wall of noise that fell upon the slowly dissipating crowd didn’t impress anyone, and while they appropriately turned it up to 11, it seemed it just wasn’t California X’s day. An opportunity missed entirely, for the fledgling punks. (5/10)

Easily one of the highlights of the weekend was this next band, Arcane Roots. Andrew Groves’ cheekiest of cheeky smiles when the drop came during ‘Energy is Never Lost, Just Redirected’ showed just how much the band were enjoying the ensuing mass of circle pits in front of them. Adam Burton’s bass cut through the sprawled crowd like thunder cracks and Daryl Atkins’ drumming was sublime. There was no mid-set lull in their performance, instead a constant roar of frets being shredded amongst an adoring roar from the crowd. To say these guys were destined to play a bigger stage and follow in the footsteps of their contemporaries, of the headliners of the day, would just be stating the bloody obvious… But I will. Main Stage openers next year. (9.5/10)

With a mad dash across the arena, I made it to the Radio 1/NME Tent, where Glastonbury conquerors Haim were setting about their next conquest: a group of around 20,000 hungover 20-somethings. What was the reaction of these gurning revellers to the band’s set? Tittering at Este Haim’s frankly ridiculous face when the bassist concentrated on playing her instrument.

People came expecting the hits that Haim had to offer and were satisfied with early play-outs of ‘Don’t Save Me’ and ‘Falling’, which meant most of the audience could filter out in the direction of Fall Out Boy. But not this reviewer; I stuck it out to the end so I could catch the frankly gorgeous Alana Haim going full rock star and thrashing about on stage. Not exactly the most ladylike of exits from Haim, but definitely befitting the festival they were playing at. However, when what sticks best in your mind about the set is one of the band’s grimaces, it was never going to have been a classic. (7/10)

I joined the pilgrimage to the Main Stage to join in on the worship of the erstwhile stars they have now become, the stars being Fall Out Boy of course. After an electric set in 2009 that had teenage girls crossing their legs in excitement and this one teenage boy screaming every lyric back, it was nostalgia that ruled this day. The hits were rolled out like a red carpet, but it wasn’t Pete Wentz strolling up to the opening of Fall Out Boy 2.0. It was their true frontman Patrick Stump, who after the hiatus has come back re-energised, more svelte and more the frontman he is meant to be, the kind of frontman that the band deserves. Single ‘My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)’ was obviously created for the live arena, as the entire crowd became unified in a kind of hip-hop rock mash-up of arm bopping. However, while Stump looked rejuvenated, it seemed like Wentz wasn’t exactly revelling in the lack of limelight, as he wore a face like a slapped arse for the entire set, until he was released for the crescendo, ‘Saturday’. (7/10)

With a mission to avoid the psychosis-inducing catastrophe of noise that is Trent Reznor’s Nine Inch Nails complete, the headliners Biffy Clyro were gearing up to bring the weekend to a close. The worry with a band that have climbed the echelons of the festival billing, by paying their dues and performing a total of eight times across different stages, is that their sound may not be the BIG sound of a headliner. They may not have the mass appeal of an Eminem, or the tunes and fanaticism of fans of, say, a Green Day.

Within I’d say 30 seconds all worries were dispelled, as Simon Neil announced himself as the headliner to end all headliners. The understated intro of ‘Different People’ with Neil in front of a plain backdrop had all of the hairs standing up on my neck, and as the riff kicked in and the cloth dropped to reveal the album artwork for ‘Opposites’, it was obvious that Biffy weren’t here to make up numbers. They were here to conquer.

‘That Golden Rule’ proved why moshing is fucking ace, a rare playing of ‘Folding Stars’ brought grown men to tears (I had something in my eye, alright?), ‘57’ was a nod to the past in spectacular fashion and ‘Mountains’ was the sing-along that other sing-alongs aspire to.

It used to be the argument that you were either a post-‘Puzzle’ or pre-‘Puzzle’ fan, a pretender/jonny come lately or a seasoned Biffy veteran. But at Reading 2013, Biffy Clyro cemented themselves as festival headlining staples. A headline slot at Wembley Stadium surely waits in the future. Mon the Biff. (10/10)

 

Haim / December 2013 UK/Irish Tour

 
By on Friday, 30th August 2013 at 9:00 am
 

The sisters Haim have a handful of dates scheduled in the UK and Ireland in December. Tickets are available now.

Wednesday 4th December 2013 – Norwich UEA
Thursday 5th December 2013 – Birmingham Institute
Friday 6th December 2013 – Leeds Metropolitan University
Sunday 8th December 2013 – Manchester Ritz
Monday 9th December 2013 – London Forum
Thursday 12th December 2013 – Glasgow ABC
Friday 13th December 2013 – Dublin Academy

 

Video of the Moment #1296: Haim

 
By on Sunday, 18th August 2013 at 10:00 am
 

In Haim‘s promo video for ‘The Wire’, the Haim sisters try to make fun – I guess? – of guys who can’t handle break-ups. From the sisters themselves. I personally don’t see why this is funny, have I missed something? Watch it below and make your own judgment.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TffpkE2GU4[/youtube]

 
 
 

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