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Los Angeles sister trio Haim have shared a brand new song, “Summer Girl,” via a video directed by previous collaborator Paul Thomas Anderson (Boogie Nights, Magnolia, There Will Be Blood). Rostam Batmanglij and Ariel Rechtshaid co-produced the song, which is out now via Columbia Records. The video features the band removing different layers of clothing while walking down various Los Angeles streets, often accompanied by a saxophonist. It was also shot at such iconic LA locations as the New Beverly Cinema (now owned by Quentin Tarantino) and Canter’s Deli.

Danielle Haim, whose partner is aforementioned producer Ariel Rechtshaid, had this to say about “Summer Girl” in a press release: “I started the song when I found out my partner had cancer. I was on tour and felt like I was trying to send positive energy his way almost telepathically. Whenever I would come home in between shows I wanted to be his sunshine – his summer when he was feeling dark. His hope when he was feeling hopeless.”

Danielle elaborated in a series of tweets that we’ve combined: “So excited to start releasing new music as we’re working on it – kinda like we did before our first album. We finished this song a couple weeks ago and thought, why don’t we shoot something real quick and release it!… This song started out as a garage band demo in my phone with just a bass line, drums, some gibberish and a doot doot doot little melody. I wrote it around the time my partner was diagnosed with cancer a couple years ago while we were making STTY. (He’s in the clear now!) So I kept singing these lines – ‘I’m your sunny girl/ I’m your fuzzy girl/ I’m your summer girl’ –  over the bass line. Summer Girl stuck. We were touring on and off at this time and every time we were on the phone with each other or when I would come home in between shows, I wanted to be this light that shined on him when he was feeling very dark. I wanted to be his hope when he was feeling hopeless. Fast forward to a couple months ago – I remembered this demo and pulled it up from my phone. I brought it to my friend Rostam to see if he wanted to work on it. He wrote the sax part within the first couple minutes of working on it and it all clicked. We were kinda joking about how the doot doot doot part reminded us of [Lou Reed’s] ‘Walk on the Wild Side’ and then he put this stand up bass part on top of the electric bass part and It sounded amazing! The palette was there – very inspired by Lou. And we kept it that way. I brought it back to my partner Ariel – where the inspo first started – and he put some finishing touches on it and here we are!”

Haim’s last album, Something to Tell You, was released in 2017 via Columbia. Since then they have collaborated with Twin Shadow and Vampire Weekend, appeared on Jenny Lewis‘ telethon, and are featured on Charli XCX’s upcoming album, Charli.

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The Sister Sister Sister tour is coming to the UK and Europe!

Fans who are signed up to the official mailing list will have first access to pre-sale tickets for these shows: It will be their biggest UK headline show to date at London’s Alexandra Palace in their own amazing way.

Taking on Twitter, Este, Alana and Danielle jumped into an impromptu cover of Spice Girls classic ‘Say You’ll Be There’ outside the gates of the 10,000 capacity London venue, which they’ll play on 15th June.

The ‘Sister Sister Sister’ tour will kick off in the US at the start of April, reaching Europe at the beginning of June, with other UK shows announced in Glasgow and Manchester. Haim who won ‘Best International Act’ at this week’s NME Awards, released their long-awaited second album ‘Something To Tell You’ last year, which charted at #2 in the UK and #7 in the States. New album ‘Something To Tell You’ available now

10th June Glasgow O2 Academy
11th June Manchester O2 Apollo
12th June Dublin Olympia
15th June London Alexandra Palace

HAIM – ” Valentine “

Posted: September 27, 2017 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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When Haim announced their return with a live video for new song ‘Right Now’, it saw the band team up with ‘There Will Be Blood’ director Paul Thomas Anderson.

The pair have once again teamed up with the director for a new short film called ‘Valentine’, a 14-minute film that shows the band in the studio performing tracks from new album ‘Something To Tell You’.

Filmed on location at Valentine Recording Studios, North Hollywood, CA November 3, 2016 Music video by HAIM performing “Something To Tell You,” “Nothing’s Wrong” & “Right Now”.

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With their last Like A Version cover being a Sheryl Crow number, it’s not a shock that HAIM have brought a Shania Twain classic back into the triple j studio with them for their latest effort.

“It’s hard to cover Shania, she is a queen,” the trio say, but proceed to make it look easy with their stripped-back take of lush keys and soul-piercing guitar licks, clearly having fun with the lyrics.

It’s not the transformative take we usually hope for from a Like A Version number, coming off more as a light remix considering how on-point the vocal take is, but it’s hard to argue with such a great live version of a stone-cold classic. Like A Version is a segment on Australian radio station triple j. Every Friday morning a musician or band comes into the studio to play one of their own songs and a cover of a song they love.

We want Haim back after they delivered a stunning live performance of ‘Want You Back’ in triple j’s Like A Version studio.

After four years,comes a live video single for “Right Now” directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, indie-pop trio Haim are back with another song from their forthcoming sophomore album, “Something To Tell You” .

Its not a cover of The Jackson 5 but similarly named tuned, Haim’s “Want You Back” boasts its own effortless pop style that seamlessly blends Fleetwood Mac, funk and gentle electronica. The sister act crafted that pop confection on 2013’s debut “Days Are Gone” , and they’ve just about perfected it here. Este, Alana and Danielle don’t seem to waste a note during the song’s compact 3:57 runtime. Little acoustic guitar licks with handclaps and warm synth exhalations seemingly without notice. Este’s bass work struts but never gets showy. The sisters include a few call-and-responses that show a cohesion that can only happen from sharing the same blood and practicing together for years. That extends to the chorus, where Danielle raises a voice with her sisters to flatly say: “Just know that I want you back.” She argues “it’s hard to hear” it’s a total delight and so good to have this band back.

Something to Tell You is out July 7th via Columbia Records .

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It’s been four long years since “Days Are Gone”, which is the only way to count our time away from the sparkling pop-rock of Haim. After teasing us with advertising around the world and a solo drum circle on a You Tube performance, Haim are finally back with a new song from the forthcoming album Something To Tell You, due July 7th on Columbia Records. Here’s a live studio version of “Right Now” shot and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson (Boogie Nights, There Will Be Blood, The Master).

“Right Now” certainly signals a change for Haim , The dynamic track is largely drum machine- and piano-driven at its outset, with some sparkling synths sprinkled in around the halfway point. As the song crescendos, with Danielle anchoring its lovestruck vocals, Este and Alana jump in on percussion, building to a soaring climax. All the while, Anderson’s slow pans allow the sisters Haim’s famed performance energy to shine through. “That’s how you fucking do it,” Este chirps at the end of the clip

On Beats 1, the band told Zane Lowe about how their mother was Anderson’s art teacher. That was at the tail-end of Days Are Gone, and years later, HAIM have entrusted Anderson to shoot the band live-to-tape, in the process of making Something To Tell You.

Ariel Rechtshaid returns to produce the new record, and Rostam Batamanglij (Vampire Weekend) guests. Haim will play new material on Saturday Night Live on May 13,

Filmed on location at Valentine Recording Studios, North Hollywood, CA
November 3, 2016

The sisterly trio of Haim has covered hits from Miley Cyrus (“Wrecking Ball”), Beyoncé (“XO”), and even Sheryl Crow (“Strong Enough” with the added help of good friend Lorde). Now, they’ve turned their attention to one of 2015’s most-talked about artists, Tame Impala. Check out this Haim Remix of Tame Impala’s “Cause I’m A Man,” a single off of his new album “Currents”. Haim take the song and slow it down a bit, add some great reverberating percussion, and a great vocal on top of it. The changes make this song into quite the powerful tune. It is more pop than the original psychedelia tune, but it sounds great! 

On Huw Stephens’ BBC Radio 1 show, HAIM debuted a lush rendition/rework of “‘Cause I’m a Man”,

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The first time I saw them they hit me hard on how good a band they are people did not believe the hype but they have the songs the style and the musicianship I just love these sisters. “Don’t Save Me” a song by American rock band Haim.  The song was released in the United Kingdom on November 8th, 2012. It was featured on their debut studio album  “Days Are Gone” , released in 2013. On December 23rd, 2012 the song entered the UK singles charts at number 74. climbing to number 32 the following week. The song premiered on BBC Radio 1 as Zane Lowe’s ‘Hottest Record’ 

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220px-Haim_-_Days_Are_Gone I gotta be honest here. At first, I didn’t understand why everyone loved HAIM so much. But, that was before I even knew what they sounded like. I listened to a few of their songs and that unintelligent opinion rapidly changed. I was immediately starstruck and envious of their badass, “screw you” attitude and thought they were so awesome, from their punk/hipster fashion sense to their fun, bubbly personalities. These three sisters have really sprung up out of nowhere in my opinion and really cultivated a distinct, unique sound fast. They’ve had such a busy year – they’ve performed on numerous festivals, had a gig on Saturday Night Live, and a debut album Days Are Gone – that seemed like it happened all at once. For some reason, I’ve always loved sibling bands. There’s a pure connection that is rarely seen with other bands. It almost makes me wish my…

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HAIM played at ROCK CITY earlier this year, since then they have been busy working on their second album for a fair portion of the year, but they have still earned their place on this coveted list of best singles of the year with the deployment of one single video. As far as music videos go, Haim’s meticulously coordinated routine to ‘If I Could Change Your Mind’ gave Destiny’s Child a run for their money in the synchronised band stakes. It occupies a strange and fairly mesmerising middle ground  On the merit of this video alone, Haim are already well deserving of their place in The List, but their set at Latitude Festival and collaborations with Stevie Nicks,

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haimHAIM will release their new single, ‘If I Could Change Your Mind’, on the 24thMarch through Polydor Records.

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