‘Want You Back’, the opening cut to Haim’s sophomore release Something To Tell You, maintains the charisma and sparkle of tracks ‘Forever, The Wire’ and ‘If I Could Change Your Mind’, that made their debut record a definite highlight and summer favourite of 2013. With quirky vocal effects laid back into the mix of the track, I think that this album will bring something new to the table upon each listen. ‘Nothing’s Wrong’ has the power of an ’80s mid tempo rock ballad and sounds very much like ‘Heart’. Easy reverb guitar melodies ring out in a song that will be stuck in your head for weeks. Recorded in Californian studios, this album definitely showcases the carefree summery vibes that are present in the majority of Haim’s discography.
If you’ve been pining for a record to bring you out of the cold winter weather, then stick on Something To Tell You. The Songwriting is catchy and in between little drum kit fills and lush indie guitar lines, this album shows us that Haim are ready for main stage festival glory. Lyrically, the album walks through both the positives and negatives of a relationship, but the solid grooves throughout the eleven tracks will instantly make you hit repeat on this album.
Catchy grooves and ’80s vibes, make this a definite step up from their debut. If you want to see this album performed in the flesh, it looks like you’ll have to wait as their Splendour sideshow is completely sold out. Meanwhile, indulge in this easy going pop release.
Reviewed by Tex Miller