You’re in for a big treat at a Haim concert. The band turns their normal pop vibe up to 11 and let’s it rock.
Regardless of where you see them, in their hometown of Los Angeles, Madison Square Garden, or some venue in between, you’ll have a great time. The band knows how to relate to their audiences and they are very charming.
Haim is known for their pop sensibilities and their harmonies. They remind a lot of listeners of the lighter side of Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac. Their sound also includes elements of folk and R&B.
Haim consists of sisters Este, Danielle, and Alana. They were born in 1986, 1989, and 1991 respectively.
All play multiple instruments. In concert, Danielle sings lead and plays lead guitar. Alana plays rhythm guitar, percussion, and keyboards. Este plays bass.
The sisters began their musical odyssey with their parents. The family comprised a bar mitzvah band.
In 2005, Este and Danielle joined the girl group Valli Girls, however, they left the outfit before the end of the year.
In 2007, Alana joined her sisters and Haim was formed. At first, it was a lark, but it became serious in 2012. In the meantime, Danielle toured with Jenny Lewis as her guitarist.
The group released their debut album, Days Are Gone, in 2013. It peaked at number six on the Billboard 200.
Their sophomore effort, Something to Tell You, came out in July of 2017. The LP stalled at number seven.
Some of the band’s best-known singles are “Forever,” “The Wire,” “Want You Back,” and “Little of Your Love.”
The sisters are friends with Taylor Swift and opened a few of her shows during her “The 1989 World Tour.”
Haim was nominated for Best New Artist at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards in 2015—nearly a year and a half after they released their first album.
Whatever you do, don’t call Haim a girl band. They’re not fond of the description.