HAIM-Days Are Gone (Full Album Stream)

For whatever criticism they may field, HAIM’s unique blend of styles and sounds still wins me over almost every time. It’s good to see that they’ve achieved relative mainstream success, and with their debut LP due out tomorrow, they let the full thing go (a few days ago) for streaming. I’ve said several times previously [...]

HAIM-Falling (Video)

Quick turnaround, as the trio’s single from last week is rapidly backed by a video. The lead and title effort from their upcoming EP (1st April), it’s an audiovisual that should help their burgeoning reputation for sure.

Though it’s far moodier than their other popular singles, there’s still a heavy dose of pop-funk that makes for [...]

HAIM-Falling

It’s not an exaggeration to say that their profile has shot up in the last 6-8 weeks, courtesy of widespread coverage in many mainstream outlets, particularly on ‘ones to watch’ lists (including our own, of course). They follow that buzz up with this single, the lead from the upcoming EP of the same name, and [...]

HAIM-Don't Save Me (Video)

Day by day, there’s less room on that HAIM bandwagon. I’ve said it before, but they’re perfectly primed for mainstream success, whilst remaining talented and versatile enough to garner appreciation from those who don’t need our tastes dictated to us.

I gave this song a warm response on its release, but repeat listening has thoroughly infected [...]

HAIM-Send Me Down

Good to see HAIM dropping off their second new track in as many months. Their alternative, pop and R&B crossover generally makes for very easy listening, and much like their last release they’ve opted to lean slightly more toward the pop side of things as they seek to really cement their breakout.

The instrumentation combines heavy, [...]

HAIM-Don't Save Me

Outside of their Forever EP we’ve not had any material from Haim, and hence this makes for a welcome surprise.

The overarching vibe is one of much more positivity than the work on the aforementioned EP. That manifests itself as instrumentation with much more funk and perkier vocals, with the former relying heavier on bouncy guitar [...]

HAIM UK Tour 2012 Dates

In addition to supporting Ellie Goulding on her 26th September date at London’s Roundhouse as part of iTunes Festival, talented upcomers HAIM have announced a handful of their own dates to satisfy their burgeoning fanbase out here. Head here to get acquainted if you aren’t already, and here for tickets.

Saturday 10th November  – Constellations Festival, [...]

HAIM-Forever EP

I read about HAIM a few weeks back and having briefly listened to a track, I wrongly assumed they were already popular. A band of 3 sisters, Danielle’s feature on Childish Gambino’s Royalty led me to follow up on their work, and whilst HAIM haven’t been around long enough to hit the mainstream, they’re primed [...]

Kid Cudi-Indicud Artwork and Tracklist

Those who have watched his recent videos will be familiar with Cudi’s glamorous framing, a visual style he’s applied to his artwork here. The centrepiece of the artwork is certainly unique, with the explosiveness potentially representing Cudi pressing the reset button on his work, to some extent, or is quite simply just a massive fireball [...]

13 for '13

Year after year, we change the format of the end-of-year OTU round-up (routine is boring), and this year I’ve opted for a forward-looking feature rather than reflecting on what was a rather disappointing year in the music world. Many are desperate to have their tastes for 2013 dictated to them by either the [...]