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Following on from the recently-released 'Dahlia', Liverpool's crack alt-pop songwriting team HAARM continue their unrelenting assault on playlists everywhere with the release of new single 'Tell Me What You Want', out now on all good digital service providers.
The news comes alongside the recent announcement of two rare live performances from the trio—one as part of fellow Scousers Circa Waves' forthcoming Circafest on 4th April 2020 (alongside Pizzagirl, Zuzu, The Mysterines and more), and the other a very special intimate hometown headline show on 22nd May 2020 at The Kazimier Stockroom.
Starring actor Liv Szczeblewska-Moore, the video for the single was directed and produced by Liverpudlian film director Daniel
J Fitzimmons, winner of Best New Filmmaker Award at the Boston
Science Fiction Festival for his Netflix-syndicated film 'Native'.
"We first collaborated with Daniel
on the video for our 2018 single 'Better Friend'", say the band of the new single. "The song is about the tensions, paranoia, and miscommunication that can happen in relationships, resulting in the frustrated ultimatum of the chorus: tell me what you want."
Produced and mixed by Al Groves (Bring Me The Horizon, Paris Youth Foundation, Michael Kiwanuka) at the legendary Motor Museum recording studios on Lark Lane, Liverpool—which has given rise to smash hit records from The 1975, Oasis, Arctic Monkeys, and many more—the track is the first of two singles that the trio have worked on with Groves, with the second to be revealed in due course.
The artwork for the single once again comes from long-time collaborator and ex-Hot Club de Paris front man Paul Rafferty, who also recently announced his new Doomshakalaka solo project on Moshi Moshi Records.
After a short period of rest and regrouping for the trio in the wake of the sad loss of a close personal friend (marked by the trio's last release, 2018 single 'Better Friend') a series of changes in the members' personal lives have lead to a desire to focus all of their energies on HAARM—something which shines through in the quality and flair of the latest offerings from this expert songwriting team, exponentially improving with each fresh release.
'Tell Me What You Want' is out now via all good digital service providers
04.04.20 - Liverpool - Zanzibar (Circafest)
15.04.20 - Manchester - Band On The Wall (Shell Zenner's Free Vibes)
22.05.20 - Liverpool - The Kazimier Stockroom
Tickets on sale now: https://www.seetickets.com/
Chris McIntosh - Guitar & vocals
Jen Davies - Keyboards & vocals
Olly Gorman - Drums
More about HAARM:
HAARM formed in 2016 in an underground tequila bar at 4am, and the trio began work immediately on writing and recording a set of songs with strong emphasis on melody and groove, all centered around Jen and Chris' dual lush vocals—to date, their music has received press support from The Independent, Q Magazine, Clash, DIY, Indie Shuffle, The Skinny and many more.
Debut single 'Foxglove' was followed by a second release, 'In the Wild', and between the two songs the band casually garnered 400,000 streams on Spotify, which led to multiple plays on BBC Radio
1 (Huw Stephens/Phil Taggart) and being added to the Xposure Playlist at Radio
The band supported Bloc Party
during their February tour in 2017, culminating with two dates at esteemed London venue The Roundhouse. In May 2017, the band were selected by BBC Introducing to play Radio
1's Big Weekend in Hull and were introduced onstage by Huw Stephens.
Their 2018 single 'Box of Bones' was selected as the soundtrack for Sky Atlantic promo in the summer of 2018 which was broadcast across the Sky TV network, and in August 2018 the band were chosen as the sound of BT Sport's 2018/19 Premiership Football coverage with their version of Manchester band Everything
Everything's song, 'I Believe It Now'.
Autumn 2018 saw the release of the band's heart-wrenching single, 'Better Friend', which received support from Nemone on the BBC6 Music
Breakfast show, with the official music video directed by acclaimed film director, Daniel
Since then things have continued to go from strength to strength for HAARM with the band landing a high profile sync on Netflix Japan reality TV show Terrace House, and in January 2020 the band's version of The Meters 'Hand Clapping Song' was selected by BT Sport to soundtrack their Premier League Tonight show.