Haim – Falling EP

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Sean Ward

Design type pokemon, often found in tall grass at festivals covered in mud and neon paint. A strong obsession with tea, cocktails and Kate Bush. Sharing musical nuggets of goodness each week. @Sean_Ward93

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The hotly tipped trio of Californian sisters are once again spoonfeeding eagerly awaiting fans with new tracks from their upcoming debut album. After winning the BBC Sound Of 2013 poll, you would imagine Haim would be releasing an LP within a couple of months, yet we find ourselves in April without the sign of a release date. The only shred of hope fans have are the vast amount of festival dates the band will be performing, as well as great singles such as ‘Falling‘.

Unlike their previous EP Forever, which included four new tracks, ‘Falling‘ stands as the singular track along with a live performance and remixes. The power pop styling continues as those great 70s prog rock vibes twinned with aggressive melody makes you realise why Haim are the band to watch. Their merging of rock and pop is second to none. The hook in ‘Falling‘ is catchy and memorable whilst still incorporating blues style guitar riffs and echoed vocals creating an impressive festival style anthem. The impressive bridge really ties the track together, whilst the choruses that these girls write and produce are insane for such a new band. You can tell they have knowledge of spanning music genres, which means they create tracks that sound accomplished and skilled.

Their debut album is set to be one of the releases of 2013, you can see the band live at Glastonbury, T in the Park and Reading. They are a talented group of musicians as well as lyricists, with Florence + the Machine personally selecting the band to support their stadium tour in December. On top of this the vast venue of the 02 arena in London didn’t deter the young girls, instead it seemed to provoke them to show this wide audience just why Haim received such a gig. The band have already had two songs hit the Top 40, and appear to be commandeering the wave of new artists such as Bastille, AlunaGeorge and Chvrches who are creating innovate takes on pop music.