“May [Stiff] make them the stars they should already be” – 4/5 MOJO
Having released their new album Stiff to critical acclaim last week (which currently sits at number 16 in the UK official midweek chart), WHITE DENIM have today shared the video for their tremendously fun and incessantly catchy single ‘Ha Ha Ha Ha (Yeah)’.

As well as full run of UK shows, the band are also announcing their biggest headline show to date on Tuesday 11th October at London’s Roundhouse.

The video comes after the track – along with ‘Had 2 Know (Personal)‘ and ‘Holda You (I’m Psycho)‘ – was added to the BBC 6 Music A-list, and epitomises frontman James Petralli‘s vision of a “high heat, high energy, good times record” with a suitably Texan aesthetic and a cowboy who sports all the moves.
“When we initially heard the song, we envisioned a choreographed dance,” says the video’s director, Jonatán López. “Around the same time, we’d been watching deleted scenes from Jackie Chan’s golden era, and somehow those deleted scenes led us to a particular one with John Travolta from Urban Cowboy. We muted the video, played the song, and thought, ‘yeah, this is it.’ Travolta was relentless. He kept trying to nail the dance take after take, and we loved that energy. So we built a video around that moment.”
Stiff is available via the White Denim website here or via iTunes here. Tickets for all shows go on sale 9am Friday 1st April. A pre-sale for all dates will take place 9am Wednesday 30th March here.
Tour dates
18 – 21 August Brecon Beacons Green Man Festival
5 October ABC Glasgow
6 October Leeds University Union Leeds
7 October The Ritz Manchester
8 October The Academy Bristol
10 October Rock City Nottingham
11 October Roundhouse London
“[White Denim] triumph again”
8/10 Uncut
Stiff is the album that will secure their reputation as one of the best rock ‘n’ roll bands on the planet”
5/5 Shindig
“As good as it gets”
5/5 Daily Mirror
“When you’re this good, virtuosity doesn’t sound like hard work”
‘Album of the Week’ 4/5 Independent on Sunday
“[Their] most soulful, joyful work yet”
4/5 The Guardian
4/5 The Independent
“White Denim deserve a bigger audience, and their sixth album Stiff is so good it should do the trick”
4/5 The Sun
“It’s their best yet”
4/5 The Times
“On [Stiff], [White Denim] fly out of the gate, their virtuosity tempered by strong attitude”
Guardian Guide
Stiff offers a band who continue to push their influences and have gigantic amount of energy left in the tank”
8/10 Clash
“An irresistibly lovable record”
8/10 Loud & Quiet
“[White Denim] sound determined to shake off whatever hangover is still lingering from their recent lineup change, and come out revamped and refocused on their rollicking new batch of tunes”
7.5/10 The Line of Best Fit
“A complex but high-energy, feel-good hybrid of 1970s rock and country blues, played with punk attitude and shot through with soul”
4/5 Metro
“Just as with each and every White Denim record, it’s wholly rewarding”
4/5 Record Collector
“You’ll be hard pressed to find an album with as much energy and soul”
4/5 Upset
“White Denim are back with a vengeance”

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