“And if it gets rough, then it’s time to get rough” – Haim bring it to Pop Cor­ner

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TRACK OF THE WEEK: Fall­ing by Haim More Haim! We can’t help it, we’re ob­sessed with the sis­ters with the best hair in all of pop. Fall­ing is an echo of their de­but sin­gle, For­ever, with a mi­nor bassline. With a lay­ered hook of “never look back, never give up, and if it gets rough, then it’s time to get rough”, and a slick gui­tar solo in the mid­dle eight, it’s all we ever wanted from the LA trio.

We’re hear­ing the first rum­blings of the di­rec­tion Gaga’s new opus, ART­POP, might take.

In an in­ter­view with Dig­i­tal Spy, pro­ducer Zedd (who’s work­ing on tracks for the al­bum) ex­plained: “The fact that she is so open-minded mu­si­cally and cre­atively has made it eas­ier in some ways. She wants me to do the cra­zi­est songs I can pos­si­bly do. I’m not think­ing about fit­ting a shoe on the right foot. We’re do­ing some­thing com­pletely unique .” He went on, “she’s not been say­ing, ‘You need to please my fans so make the songs sound like this’, we’ve just made mu­sic.”

It seems Niall has be­come the sen­si­ble mem­ber of One Di­rec­tion. Speak­ing to We Love Pop mag­a­zine, he ex­plained that on a re­cent trip to a casino, “I won £100, which seemed rea­son­able, then I stopped. But I’ll have to say ‘No com­ment’ about the oth­ers.” He cryp­ti­cally con­tin­ued, “let’s just say it got a bit ugly and a lot of money was lost. A lot. When our man­age­ment found out, we got a se­ri­ous dress­ing-down about it.” Brian McFad­den’s got other ideas though. He thinks he’s got Niall pegged. “I reckon Niall’s the naughty one,” McFad­den told Ra­dio York­shire. “Maybe be­cause he’s Ir­ish, I sup­pose, and the rest of the boys are from Eng­land, but he does re­mind me of the boys from Westlife quite a bit.”

In fur­ther One Di­rec­tion news, you can now view the trailer for their 3D movie (due out on Au­gust 23rd) on http://bit.ly/XYVq0f

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