Not quite the damnation of the present government overlords, but ‘The Wire’ is still a tasty alternative friendly with a rhythm from mid-70s (think Sweet or Mud – dam that TOTP2!) reintroduction. HAIM have spent the past few months holed up in an LA studio putting the finishing touches to their debut album, which was completed last week. Full details of its release will be announced imminently. ‘The Wire’ is a longstanding live favourite, and a track that stretches back to the band’s very early shows. This first studio recording is produced by Ariel Rechtshaid (Major Lazer, Vampire Weekend, Usher). Listen to ‘The Wire’ HAIM return to the UK in August to perform at this year’s Reading and Leeds Festivals. They will also head out on tour across Europe with Phoenix in November.