Haim sisters Alana, Este and Danielle, photographed in London, 17 September 2013

Words: Pictures: Ed Miles

It's about Haim

The three LA sisters have put a life's work into releasing debut album ‘Days Are Gone’. Eve Barlow experiences the extreme highs on tour and learns about some devastating lows while unfolding their journey so far.

What kind of retard makes shorts that zip from the butt? jokes a half-asleep Alana Haim, while doting sibling Danielle attempts to get her kid sister dressed atop a twin bed in a Hackney hotel room in mid-July. Alana has a point. No time for pesky fasteners when you're right in the eye of the storm that is Haim's schedule.