Monday 10 March 2014

Haim at The Olympia, March 10th, 2014

So I went to see Haim in The Olympia last night. They were top class. It’s so odd, how their album Days Are Gone sounds so tame, sanitised, over-produced and commodified, yet live they are tight as anything, smoking and edgy. All the songs, bar none, sound ten times better live, much punchier. If I were a record producer, I would just go straight out and record them in concert. My advice to anyone who’s interested is to hunt down a good quality bootleg of these three sisters (apologies to Chekhov) wigging out on stage, in preference to the too clean Days Are Gone studio versions.

Maybe this might help:

One question: why doesn’t middle sister Danielle, who occupies centre stage and does most of the singing and guitar solos, ever speak? It’s always the quiet ones…

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