The Haim sisters are having one hell of a year. As well as gaining worldwide acclaim for their own blend of R’n'B tinged rock-pop, Danielle, Este and Alana signed to Jay Z’s Roc Nation, became the talk of SXSW, appeared at pretty much every major festival (which included an on-stage appearance with Primal Scream at Glastonbury), toured with both Vampire Weekend and Mumford & Sons and can now count everyone from Rihanna to David Cameron as fans. All while recording an album on the side – so you can excuse them for delivering it a little late. They had a lot on…
The sisters’ debut album ‘Days Are Gone’ hit stores today and it was definitely worth the wait. Produced by James Ford (who’s CV includes Florence and the Machine and Arctic Monkeys albums) and Ariel Rechtshaid (Usher, Vampire Weekend), it’s a feel-good smash from start to finish. The record includes previous fan favourites ‘Falling,’ ‘Don’t Save Me,’ ‘Go Slow,’ ‘Forever’ and“The Wire”, alongside seven new tracks, each of which offer the richly textured rock-pop we’ve grown to love from Haim. We particularly rate the harmony-laced vocals on ‘Honey and I’ and the R’n'B flavour of title track ‘Days Are Gone’ – both of which have gone straight to the top of The Girl office playlist .
To be listened to while wearing rock n’ roll fringing and practising Este’s now famous ‘bass face’.
Days Are Gone is out now. haimtheband.com