Haim producer says he wanted to make sure they weren't 'another throwback rock'n'roll band'

Ariel Rechtshaid says "what they're influenced by is so much more diverse than rock'n'roll"

Haim producer says he wanted to make sure they weren't 'another throwback rock'n'roll band'

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Haim producer Ariel Rechtshaid has said that his 'goal' when working with the band was to make sure they weren't seen as "another throwback rock'n'roll band".

Speaking to The Guardian, Rechtshaid, who produced the band's debut album 'Days Are Gone' alongside James Ford (Arctic Monkeys), said he wanted to make sure the band weren't marginalised. "They're great musicians so they pull off a captivating rock performance live, but what they're influenced by is so much more diverse than rock'n'roll," he commented.

He also explained that the reason it took so long for the album to come together was because the band were almost constantly touring. "A large part of the reason that record took so long was because they never stopped touring," he said. "We didn't spend that much time in the studio. The pressure slows you down as well – people loved the singles but the record wasn't done. Songs such as 'My Song 5' and 'Running If You Call My Name' were written in the studio as we were making it."

Earlier this month Haim wrapped up a UK and Ireland tour, but will be returning to the UK in March of next year, taking in larger venues, including London's O2 Academy Brixton on March 6, 2014.

Haim will play:

Nottingham Rock City (March 4, 2014)
London O2 Academy Brixton (6)
Brighton Dome (7)
Manchester The Academy (8)
Dublin Olympia Theatre (10)
Sheffield O2 Academy (11)
Glasgow Barrowlands (12)
Norwich UEA (14)


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