Sibling rock trio Haim have scrapped a concert in England on Wednesday night (04Dec13) to allow singer Danielle Haim time to rest as she battles a chest infection. The concert was scheduled as the first date on the group's U.K. tour.
A statement from the band reads: "Norwich - we're so sorry we have to cancel tomorrow's show. Danielle has a chest infection and we want to give you the best show possible. The show is being rescheduled for 14th March 2014, and we will be back in full force to resume the tour in Birmingham on Thursday. Love HAIM."
Getty/Andy SheppardHaving recently topped the U.K. charts and entered the U.S. Top 10 with their debut album Days Are Gone, Los Angeles siblings Haim certainly appear to have justified the hype that was showered upon their sun-soaked soft-rock sound at the beginning of the year. But in case you've been living under a rock over the past twelve months, here's a quick everything you need to know guide to Este, Danielle and Alaina.They've Always Kept It in the FamilyProof that the trio have always kept it in the family, the girls began their music career in a band named Rockinhaim with their father Mordechai on drums and their mother Donna on guitar.They Were Once Valli GirlsDanielle & Este also cut their teeth as part of The Valli Girls, an all girl-group inspired by the likes of Blondie and The Pretenders who appeared on the soundtracks to both The Sisterhood Of The Travelling Pants and the 2005 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards.Julian Casablancas was Their Unofficial MentorAfter inviting Danielle to perform percussion and guitar on his solo tour, The Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas then became the band's unofficial mentor, advising them to take a break from playing live and instead concentrate on their songwriting.Este is a Musical ProdigyRenowned for her incredible bass-face performances, Este is also something of a musical prodigy having completed her five-year degree in Ethnomusicology at UCLA in just two years.They Won the BBC's Sound of 2013Pipping the likes of AlunaGeorge, Angel Haze and Laura Mvula to the post, Haim were crowned the winners of the BBC's prestigious industry poll earlier this year to join such illustrious company as Adele, Florence + The Machine and Ellie Goulding.They Like CollaboratingAs well as hooking up with Jessie Ware on their own record, various members have also popped up on tracks this year by Major Lazer ("You're No Good"), Kid Cudi ("Red Eye") and Portugal. The Man ("Purple Yellow Red & Blue")Este Almost Died at GlastonburyDiabetic Este claimed that she feared she was going to die in front of a live audience after she was forced to abandon their first set at this year's Glastonbury when her blood sugar levels ran dangerously low.David Cameron is a FanDavid Cameron tweeted how he was looking forward to listening to their album after the trio dedicated a performance of "The Wire" to the Prime Minister when they both appeared on the BBC's The Andrew Marr Show.
The Strokes star Julian Casablancas once ordered singing sisters Haim to walk away from the spotlight and write better songs if they wanted to make it big. The siblings were given the chance to hit the road with Casablancas during his 2009-2010 solo tour, during which Danielle Haim played drums in his backing band, and she has revealed the star had some sage advice for the group.
Danielle tells Britain's The Guardian, "Julian told us: 'Disappear, come back in a year with stronger songs and hit the ground running'."
Haim took heed of Casablancas' words of wisdom and are due to release their debut album, Days Are Gone, later this month (Sep13) after a summer spent showcasing their new music to festival goers, including at Britain's famous Glastonbury event.
Californian pop singers Haim have postponed a string of upcoming shows in Europe to finish work on their debut album. The group, made up of sisters Este, Danielle and Alana, were set to perform in London next month (May13), followed by several summer (13) shows in cities including Paris, France and Berlin, Germany - but the concerts have been pushed back to allow the siblings extra time to complete their record.
In a video on their Facebook.com page, Este Haim says, "We're just putting the finishing touches on the record and it's almost there. We can, like, taste it, we can smell it; it's almost there but we have to finish it and because we have to finish it, we also have to reschedule this European run that we're supposed to do in the next couple of weeks...
"We're really, really sad about it... But we wanna put out the best record possible. So we're gonna finish the record, reschedule the shows. We're in the process of doing that right now and then we'll be able to come out and perform and play and have a good time."
The God of Legion secular Hollywood’s latest Biblically-inspired action flick is old-school an angry spiteful Almighty with a penchant for Old Testament theatrics. Fed up with humanity’s decadent warmongering ways He’s decided to pull the plug on the whole crazy experiment and start over from scratch.
Fortunately for us the God of Legion is also a rather lazy fellow. Instead of doing the apocalyptic work himself and wiping us out with a giant flood which worked perfectly well last time He opts to delegate the task to His army of angels — a questionable strategy that starts to fall apart when the archangel charged with leading the planned extermination Michael (Paul Bettany) refuses to comply.
Michael who unlike his boss still harbors affection for our sorry species abandons his post and descends to earth where inside the swollen belly of Charlie (Adrianne Palicki) an unwed mother-to-be working as a waitress in an out-of-the-way diner sits humanity’s lone hope for survival. Why is this particular baby so important? Is it the one destined to lead us to victory over Skynet? Heaven knows — Legion reveals little details its script devoid of actual scripture. What is clear is that God’s celestial hitmen want the kid whacked before it’s born.
But Michael won’t let humanity fall without a fight. Armed with a Waco-sized arsenal of assault weapons he hunkers down with the diner’s patrons a largely superfluous collection of thinly-sketched caricatures from various demographic groups led by Dennis Quaid as the diner’s grizzled owner Tyrese Gibson as a hip-hop hustler and Lucas Black as a simple-minded country boy.
Together they mount a heroic final stand against hordes of angels who’ve taken possession of “weak-willed” humans turning kindly old grandmas and mild-mannered ice cream vendors into snarling ravenous foul-mouthed beasts. They descend upon the ramshackle diner in a series of full-frontal assaults commanded by the archangel Gabriel (Kevin Durand) the George Pickett of End of Days generals.
Beneath its superficial religious facade Legion is really just a run-of-the-mill zombie flick a Biblical I Am Legend. Bettany an actor accustomed to smaller dramatic roles in films like A Beautiful Mind and The Da Vinci Code looks perfectly at ease in his first major action role wielding machine guns and bowie knives with equal aplomb. Conversely first-time director Scott Stewart a former visual effects artist does little to prove himself worthy of such a promotion serving up some impressive CGI work but not much else worthy of note.