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Alana Haim at The Forum

Alana Haim at The Forum

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Stealing Sheep (2/3 thereof) (at Bush Hall)

Stealing Sheep (2/3 thereof) (at Bush Hall)

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Pretty clouds

Pretty clouds

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thefruitshoot:

Stealing Sheep - Rearrange

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Steak, whisky, cheese. Almost everything a man could want.

Steak, whisky, cheese. Almost everything a man could want.

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Never going to tire of this one.

HAIM - Send Me Down

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Nov
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Haim, KCLSU, 14 Nov 2012

Haim have attracted a lot of good press this year and deservedly so. I like the tight vocals, the variety of instrumental density and neat little studio tricks (like the closing door on Better Off) that their recorded tracks demonstrate. But I really, REALLY loved seeing them live.

These sisters know how to woo and wow a crowd. Their sold-out performance at Tutu’s, KCLSU was sparkling and energetic and I am grateful that I’ve had the opportunity to see them before they become massive.

Tutu’s was small enough for Este’s banter to feel personal and engaging, and her face had so many expressions that it could probably have sustained the show by itself.

Danielle gave a forceful performance on lead guitar.

Lyrics like “I can’t help about the shape I’m in / I can’t sing, I ain’t pretty” in their cover of Fleetwood Mac’s Oh Well, seem incongruous coming from Alana in her “booty shorts” (as her elder sister called them), but I guess someone had to sing them.

Tribal drumming interspersed several of the songs in the set, driving the crowd wild, and these girls really do have rock hair.

It was a fantastic night, and I hope to be able to see them back headlining in London, soon. When’s the album going to be out?


I’m pretty sure I’ve not got this setlist in the right order, so please edit it if you have a better memory than me.


Haim (three girls with guitars) were supported by new act Death At Sea (four guys with guitars) and Foxes, who had no guitars, but who I’d love to see gigging with Chew Lips.

Full set of my photos (crappy phone pics, I’m afraid) at http://j.mp/WdVKbw

(Source: blog.deliverthis.org.uk)

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Oct
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Derelict memories of youth (at The Old Dodgems)

Derelict memories of youth (at The Old Dodgems)

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cogsworthylemon:

“When I Grow Up”, Matilda the Musical, music and lyrics by Tim Minchin

“When I grow up, I will be brave enough to fight the creatures that you have to fight beneath the bed each night to be a grown-up…just because you find that life’s not fair, it doesn’t mean that you just have to grin and bear it…just because I find myself in this story, it doesn’t mean that everything is written for me. If I think the ending is fixed already, I might as well be saying ‘I think that it’s okay.’ And that’s not right.”

(Source: henriklemon)

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"Sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty" #matilda #quote  (Taken with Instagram at Cambridge Theatre)

"Sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty" #matilda #quote (Taken with Instagram at Cambridge Theatre)

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"The Bigger the Telly, the Smarter the Man" #matilda #quote (Taken with Instagram at Cambridge Theatre)

"The Bigger the Telly, the Smarter the Man" #matilda #quote (Taken with Instagram at Cambridge Theatre)

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eastlondongirl:

ZEALAND ROAD COFFEE Rustic chic. Sometimes I take Otto here for croissant and coffee and a snoop of the papers on the way to school. (Taken with Instagram at Zealand Road Café)

My favourite coffee in E3

eastlondongirl:

ZEALAND ROAD COFFEE Rustic chic. Sometimes I take Otto here for croissant and coffee and a snoop of the papers on the way to school. (Taken with Instagram at Zealand Road Café)

My favourite coffee in E3

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