Haim dedicate song to Prime Minister David Cameron as they meet on politics TV show
The love-in was mutual as the Prime Minister tweeted about the Californian band afterwards
Prime Minister David Cameron has tweeted about Haim after meeting the band during a BBC TV appearance (September 29).
Haim’s bass player Este cheekily dedicated their performance of ‘The Wire’ to David Cameron as they played on the show. At the end of the song, she pointed at the Prime Minister saying, “That was for you DC, it’s all about you.”
They were all guests on BBC1’s Sunday morning politics programme, The Andrew Marr Show.
Following their appearance, David Cameron tweeted: “Great to meet @HAIMtheband on Marr – looking forward to listening to the album they gave me.”
Haim also tweeted saying: “About to be on ?#marrshow? on bbc1! Este’s about to talk to the Prime Minister… Oh no.”
The program, which has seen musical guests like Snow Patrol and PJ Harvey in the past, often concludes with a band playing new material.
Critics are working their tongue so far up the band’s backside that it is licking their teeth clean, but the honeymoon period soon will come to an end. The album Days are Gone has 11 tracks of which only 4 are new songs co-written with other artists; the rest are reheated tunes. Chuck D yelled out, “Don’t believe the hype!” but the fact remains that music and the language of hyperbole go hand in hand. This can be seen in the onslaught of orgasmic gushing from people who should know better.
So far nothing justify the immense media attention and endless coverage. There is a gap between the unusual media attention and actual fanbase. You’d think they are par with Kanye West or Lady Gaga, considering the endless coverage and articles about them on the UK. The fact remains that their last single reached #27 in Australia only. They are only truly “popular” in the UK – and Australia. Maybe their record will top the charts. They’ve released 4 singles so far, 2 charted #32 and #30 in the UK. That is with endless BBC, NME and Guardian coverage.
The group are eager to please their parents and to make the right marks. Yet they lack that special spark. They are proficient, they “can play” and entertain crowds with chit-chat and jamming, and yet we don’t get much heart from them. There’re are bands like The Strypes whose members are 16-18 years old and they are incredibly professional and totally dedicated to music. The Haim sisters are much older with Este Haim getting closer to 30 – she’s 27 now, and behaving like kids who decided to form a band for the sole purpose of having fun. We don’t get much from the singer either. We find her style to be imitative and lacking in identity. At this point we all know they are “Californians,” “hilarious”, and “lacking good songs,” and that they started a band with their parents who “encouraged” them to perform in their living room. Next thing you know, the BBC tipped them as Best Sound of 2013. Didn’t we all know next will be to make that mediocre debut album the #1 in the UK charts? Are you kidding me, dudes?
Haim performing Forever REDUB? – Later… with Jools Holland?
Haim performing The Wire for PM David Cameron
The record industry, supported by the so-called mainstream “critics” want pop stars, the reason the mediocre and much hyped new album of Haim has received positive reviews. Pop stars market to the system as a cover for mediocrity. While rockers boldly presents his or her music to the masses with a take-it-or-leave-it mentality, Pop stars don’t dare produce anything but people-pleasing material, often at the expense of quality. They give the people what they want, but it’s fast-food fare – instant gratification with no lasting value. The bigger problem, though, is not that the pop star’s work is mediocre, but that mediocre is the best they can do. It’s impossible to hold a pop star to a higher standard when the ability just isn’t there.
Clearly there are a wide array of both rock stars and pop stars in the working world, and it’s not hard to see which would be the most beneficial addition to your team. Recruiting can often be an experience as dynamic as the music scene itself, but being able to separate the rockers from the pop stars can help to ensure a smoother process.
And for those about to hire, we salute you!