Family acts have been around since the dawn of show business.
Add to that long list, sisters Este, Danielle and Alana Haim, who along with drummer Dash Hutton, formed Haim formed in '06.
But the group didn't release an EP until six years later.
First, Este was studying Ethnomusicology at UCLA and didn't graduate until '10.
However, it was Danielle who had the full calendar. Graduating from high school she was asked to play drums for the opening act on one of Jenny Lewis's tours, which led to Lewis asking Danielle to be her guitarist on a subsequent trek. Then The Strokes' frontman Julian Casablancas asked Danielle to play guitar and percussion on his own solo tour. From there, she toured as part of the all-female backing band for Cee-Lo Green (also known as a judge on the TV show The Voice).
Since Haim's Folk-Rock was cut with R&B/Hip-Hop they opened for artists ranging from Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros to Ke$ha.
The group's three song EP "Forever" earned critical praise and garnered more tour work supporting Mumford & Sons and Florence And The Machine.
The U.K. music magazine NME placed the EP's title track at #4 on their '12 list of top songs. Just weeks later, the BBC announced that Haim had topped their annual Sound of 2013 poll to find the most promising new musical acts.
"Days Are Gone," Haim's full-length debut, landed the following September. The set contained "The Wire," which was the lead single.
2012 iTunes Festival: London 2012
2013 Days Are Gone
Though weaned on their parents '70's record collection (lots of Fleetwood Mac), Haim has an early '80's Wave feel. Even their Fleetwood Mac cover, "Hold Me," was from the '80s.