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Haim


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.

The album reached #1 in the UK and sold 200,000 copies. Haim subsequently toured Europe throughout the remainder of '13 with keyboardist Tommy King in tow.

They also performed on Saturday Night Live which was particularly meaningful for Este because a high school drama teacher had once told her "You're never going to be on Saturday Night Live."

Back across the Atlantic, Haim garnered the '14 NME "Best International Band" award.

After two years of touring the group began recording. But their efforts failed to gain traction. Ironically, it was a project that didn't pan out that got things on track.

Asked by director Judd Apatow to compose a song for his romantic comedy Trainwreck, Haim created "Little Of Your Love." Though the track failed to make the film's soundtrack, it did give the group direction.

Haim's second album, "Something To Tell You" arrived in the summer of '17. The first two singles "Want You Back" and "Little Of Your Love" were performed on Saturday Night Live in advance of the album's release.

Haim Discography

Albums:

2013 Days Are Gone
2017 Something To Tell You

EPs:

2012 Forever
2012 iTunes Festival: London 2012

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.


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