If you haven’t been paying attention, it might seem as if HAIM is a classic overnight sensation, the rare band that emerges fully formed with a first album that captures the cultural zeitgeist and the imaginations of a startlingly large number of listeners. But if you think HAIM reached this point without paying their dues, you’d certainly be wrong. From their decade-plus apprenticeship as a member of their parents’ covers band to their years of poorly-attended club shows in their native Los Angeles, HAIM reached the point where many bands decide to hang up their instruments and go back to college but doubled down on their dedication to one day find an audience and take their music around the world. With their debut album Days Are Gone, they’ve done exactly that, crafting a set of immediately accessible songs that reference the last 40 years of Top 40 pop—’70s classic rock, ’80s synth pop, ’90s R&B—while creating a stylistic language that is largely theirs. Today, the afternoon following an album release concert in London, Alana (guitars/keyboards/backing vocals), Este (bass/backing vocals), and Danielle (lead guitar/vocals) Haim speak carefully but confidently, appearing tired but content. Their work has finally paid off. [Note: These are extra portions of our interview with HAIM, quotes that didn’t make it into our main print cover story article on them. This Q&A originally ran in the digital/iPad version of the November/December 2013 issue.] (via HAIM - The Under the Radar Cover Story - Bonus Q&A - A Sister Symphony in Three Movements | Under the Radar - Music Magazine)
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