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I’ve got another up-and-coming band from out of California that says some of their biggest influences were Pat Benetar, Blondie, Gwen Stefani, The Pretenders, and Queen. Haim, as you can tell by the bands that influence them, sound like a strange mix of the power bands of the 70’s and 80’s and the R&B of the 90’s.

The band is formed by the three Haim sisters: Este Haim, Danielle Haim, and Alana Haim along with drummer Dash Hutton. The band has most frequently been compared to Fleetwood Mac and their sound has been described as “nu-folk-meets-90’s-R&B” and “music that sounds like it was written on a lakeside retreat attended by Stevie Nicks, John Waite, and En Vogue.”

The band has toured with the likes of “Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros,” “The Henry Clay People,” Ke$ha,” “Mumford & Sons,” and “Florence and the Machine.”

The band’s first release was a three song EP titled “Forever” which was made available on February 10, 2012. Their first debut album is scheduled to be released sometime in 2013.

For just starting off, the band has done quite well and gained a lot of popularity. The British music magazine NME, made the title track of the “Forever” EP it’s #4 track of 2012. On January 4, 2013, the BBC announced that Haim had topped their annual “Sound of 2013” music industry poll to find the most promising new musical acts for the coming year. In March 2013, Haim was named one of Fuse TV’s 30 must-see artists at SXSW ( South By South West Music Festival) and they received their own “At Your Request” video feature on Idolator, which is a popular music blog from Buzz Media. Haim was also featured on Kid Cudi’s newest album, “Indicud,” on the song “Red Eye” which is actually one of my favorites from the album.

This band has a lot of potential and I am very interested to see what their first debut album is going to sound like. Until then, I’ll leave some of their singles, including my favorite and their most popular, “Falling.”




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