Barely 3 months from their last appearance in Glasgow Haim are back, this time to conquer the mighty Barrowland Ballroom or the Barras as it locally known. Over the last year or so Haim have gone from strength to strength with sold out venues and successful festival appearances, their debut album Days Are Gone topping the UK charts and busting into the top ten US charts and five singles taken from said album.

Their last appearance was at the smaller O2 ABC venue which they sold out but tonight’s gig at the Barras was a different beast altogether, with its vaulted star studded ceiling the venue is famed for its acoustics and electric atmosphere…get it right and the crowd love you…get it wrong and your dead!!!

Haim take the stage slightly later than billed led by drummer Dash Hutton and open with Falling. A back lit smoke filled stage creates a particular atmospheric setting for this great opening number and the girls look well up for it. If I Could Change Your Mind is next up, one massive difference from the recorded Haim and the live Haim is the power in the live versions of their songs…these girls can rock!!! Haim play a stonking version of Fleetwood Mac’s Oh Well and see’s the photographers flock round Este as she showboats for them. Things fall slightly falt after Oh Well but the band recover the audience’s attention with My Song 5 when Este encourages some audience participation by slapping their buts in time the heavy back beat of the song. Haim complete their relatively short set with Forever before returning with a great cover of Beyoncé’s XO in which Danielle takes on drum duties … Haim conclude the night with The Wire and Let Me Go…

Despite the slight lull in the middle of their set Haim pulled it off and played a great gig once again proving that they are an amazing live band not to be judged by the slightly overproduced and polished album…

Pix by Westy