Haim are a band that has got a whole lot of people excited about what they might do in 2013, with the musical world seemingly at their feet and with the ability to do no wrong.
After sweeping to glory in the BBC’s Sound of 2013 competition, they were last week confirmed as being a part of this year’s Glastonbury Festival. While the list of musicians on the roster is as long as your arm, they’ve joined a very select group in performing on the Pyramid Stage, where they’ll join The Rolling Stones and Mumford and Sons.
The real kicker is that Haim have gotten this attention with only a single EP to their name and no confirmed date for a fully formed debut album.
The trio of sisters from the San Fernando Valley (Danielle, Alana and Este) have enchanted the musical world with a nostalgic sound that has many reaching for the book of hyperboles and comparisons to the great Fleetwood Mac have been made rather often.
It’s not just in the critical world they have their fans, as the band have spent the last year playing with some of the biggest names out there, having supported Mumford and Sons, Florence and The Machine, Ellie Goulding and Ke$ha on recent tours.
What has impressed many of the movers and shakers isn’t just the mix of musical elements they bring into their tracks (it’s clear from their admittedly small library that their influences range from seventies rockers to TLC), but also the energy and fun that they bring to the stage when performing live.
It’s hard not to side with the eulogising though when you listen to Haim though, with their music as fresh and cleansing as a mountain spring, their mix of old and new schools creating a fantastic contrast.
They might have only just released their third single in the shape of ‘Falling’, but Haim are on the fast track to be fighting it out with Bastille and CHVRCHES for alternative pop supremacy over the coming year. Let the games begin!
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