Tuesday, December 22, 2020

HAIM Want You To - Feel The Thunder - New Single Review

HAIM, the trio from the valley that crashed onto the scene in 2007. Danielle (guitar, lead vocals),Este (bass, harmonies, occasional lead vocal)  and Alana (keyboards, harmonies, occasional lead vocal). Haim have been a staple of the local indie­-music circuit for years, opening for prominent artists such as Florence and the Machine and The xx. In 2007, the sisters pulled the stabilisers off and began writing music without their parents; Donna and Mordechai became support acts. 

HAIM have revealed a new song  ‘Feel the Thunder’  to be featured on the soundtrack for the animated children’s film [The Croods: A New Age]  Embracing hair-metal guitar riffs throughout and a solid stodgy live music sound, certainly a departure from what we usually expect from a new HAIM song. Setting aside the pop-rock for abit more of a dad-rock anthem. Guns N Roses eat your heart out.

HAIM has taken a somewhat bold move with their new track ‘Feel The Thunder’, an effort that highlights a different side to the band dynamic. (“Feel the thunder, feel the noise, Feel the thunder, ‘cause we’re in the mood to destroy”) This single is fun, it's not good, but it's humorous at the heart of the track. ‘Feel The Thunder’ featured on the soundtrack for the upcoming animated family film, /The Croods: A New Age/. HAIM do their best on the soundtrack. The hair metal anthem ticks all the boxes here, with the hallmarks of classic-era GNR: the rumbling drum intro, the (“Feel it shaking to your core, Feel it quaking, Do you want more?”) Provocative essence of an edgy anthem. A stones throw from the vibes pop-rock they’ve brought forward before. “Feel the Thunder” appears in the movie as a theme song for the Thunder Sisters, an anthem, which is fitting as they arrive to save the day. HAIM not only had to write the song specifically to fit the scene, but also work with a style of production they had never approached before.

The Californian triplets recently announced a 2021 UK tour. [Dates below]

*JUN 15, 2021*
*O2 Victoria Warehouse*
*Manchester, UK*

*JUN 16, 2021*
*O2 Victoria Warehouse*
*Manchester, England*

*JUN 18, 2021*
*The O2*
*London, UK*

*JUN 19, 2021*
*Motorpoint Arena Nottingham*
*Nottingham, United Kingdom*

*JUN 22, 2021*
*The SSE Hydro*
*Glasgow, United Kingdom*

*JUN 23, 2021*
*Motorpoint Arena Cardiff*
*Cardiff, United Kingdom*

*JUN 24, 2021*
*Millennium Square*
*Leeds, UK*

*JUN 29, 2021*
*Trinity College Dublin*
*Dublin, County Dublin*


— Patricia Poulton
Image: Grant Spanier

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