If we had to choose a band to spend an evening to hang out with, we’d probably choose Haim; because Haim seem like immense fun. They’re a group that seem to understand that it’s possible to not take music seriously at all whilst at the same time taking the music very seriously. They probably win our award for best in between song banter at any gig we’ve been to this year.
Don’t Save Me is their first single, following on from their debut EP and first cropped up on a few blogs a few days ago in a quite possibly not legitimate radio rip form, but we’ve been waiting for the official stream which made its way onto the internet yesterday. It’s got a strangely glossy soft focus 80’s teen movie soundtrack quality to it – we’re thinking Mannequin, Breakfast Club, Top Gun or Pretty In Pink - and takes only a couple of listens to get under your skin.
The Haim sisters are already being widely tipped as one of those bands that will end up on the end of year tip lists (yes, that’s how it works these days, people tip who may be on the tip lists - at this rate next year people will be tipping who will be on the tip lists for the end of year tip lists). In fact we made our prediction back in August (here). Of course Breaking More Waves will be publishing its annual Ones to Watch list from sometime in late November, hopefully just before the BBC Sound of 2013 list is announced. Will Haim be on ours? You’ll have to wait and see.
Haim return to our home country of the UK this November for some headline shows (we’ll be catching them at Brighton’s Haunt) before some support slots with Florence & The Machine.
Haim - Don't Save Me