Wednesday, 23 April 2014

REWIND: Haven - 'Let It Live'

An indie group who were tipped for big things in the early 2000s, and who released a flawed but worth-a-listen debut album called 'Between The Senses' in 2002. Haven formed back in 1996 and took their name from a local campsite in their home region of Cornwall. After being discovered by the former Smiths manager Joe Moss, the band relocated to Manchester and played support slots with acts such as Badly Drawn Boy and Johnny Marr And The Healers. Marr became such a fan that he produced the group's debut LP, which charted at number 26 in February 2002. I bought a 7" copy of the band's 2001 single 'Let It Live' after hearing it on The Evening Session, and still own that same copy today. Someone recently told me that the guys who used to be in Haven are now all in Johnny Marr's current backing band, but after doing some research, I still haven't found any proof of that being true. If anyone has any info on this please comment! One of the reasons I'm featuring Haven today is because I've just found a cheap copy of their second album 'All For A Reason' from 2004, a record that I am completely unfamiliar.

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