HAIM have announced that they will be putting on a virtual performance to promote their upcoming new album, Women In Music Pt. III, for which a portion of the proceeds from each ticket will be donated to the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust.
The band’s latest record will be released on June 26 through Polydor. It has already attracted praise, with the NME giving the new record a five-star review, saying the “experimental and emotionally charged album is their best yet.”
“On the follow-up to 2017’s Something To Tell You, they regularly push themselves out of their comfort zones, experimenting with glitchy electronics (‘I Know Alone’), slatherings of sax (‘Summer Girl’), and dubby syncopation (‘Another Try’, which feels like a sparkier sibling to Lana Del Rey’s cover of Sublime’s ‘Doin’ Time’).”
Organised by Banquet Records, the band will also host a Q&A with the co-producers of their new album, Rostam Batmanglij and Ariel Rechtshaid. The event takes place on July 3 and kicks off at 7pm.
Sharing the news on Instagram, the band wrote: “U.K.! sitting down with our producers @matsor@arielrechtshaid and a few of you for a deep dive chat into our new record, a Q&A, and a show. spots are limited.”
They added: “u also get a signed postcard. can’t wait to share all the secrets of WIMPIII with u ❤️ tickets on sale tomorrow 11am GMT. see u July 3.”
The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust works with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds aged 13 to 30 to inspire and enable them to succeed in the career of their choice.
The trust aims to make a difference to the people they work with every day, and ensures this is being carried into the rest of their lives. Their mission statement says: “Our vision is that every person, regardless of their background, has the opportunity and support to flourish in a society that treats them with fairness and respect.”