Los Angeles-based sister act Haim might look like an overnight success in the indie-rock world, winning acclaim at key summer music festivals and with their debut album ‘Days Are Gone’ hitting the top of the UK charts this month.
But it has been a long road and they say their family bonds help keep the music tight.
Este Haim, one of the sisters, back this up: “Most bands don’t have a lifelong history together. The history they have has been together. Our history is our lives. I don’t think we think about it. It’s just that I had this experience, and Danielle and Alana have different experiences. But at the end of the day, we get to come together and play music together.”
Often compared to Fleetwood Mac, Haim’s sound has been described as “nu-folk-meets-nineties-R&B”.
Danielle Haim described some of the band’s background and whyn they use their voices as instruments: “A lot of our melodies are very rhythmic just because we’re all drummers. Our dad was a drummer and kind of put us onto drums when we were young. So I think we just like percussive melodies. And with that comes fast singing I guess.”
The band played at this year’s Glastonbury festival and have signed with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation management group.
They are still on tour and say they will be writing their next album while on the road.