January 3, 2014 17:16

Alana Haim: 'Performing for David Cameron was like playing an office Christmas party'

The singer reveals the band were surprised to find out the Prime Minister was watching them

Alana Haim: 'Performing for David Cameron was like playing an office Christmas party'

Photo: David Cameron/Twitter

Alana Haim has compared playing for David Cameron on the The Andrew Marr Show to doing a covers gig at an office Christmas party.

In an interview with the BBC, the youngest member of Haim revealed that when the band performed in the Manchester studio in September 2013, they had no idea what the TV show was, let alone that the Prime Minister was going to be watching.

"We didn't know we were playing to the Prime Minister," she said, before describing David Cameron as "nice".

"It felt like I was playing cover versions at my mum's real estate office for their Christmas party. And then they were, like, 'and here's the Prime Minister' and we were like, 'Woah! That guy's here!'"she said.

Haim's debut album 'Days Are Gone' beat Justin Timberlake's ' The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2' to Number One in the Official UK Singles Chart in October (2013). The band also had success with singles 'Don't Save Me', 'Falling' and 'The Wire' in 2013 and were invited to play the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury. Speaking about the gig, she said: "I think Glastonbury is the one moment of my life where I am going to repeat the same story 'til I'm dead. I will never forget that weekend, ever in my life."

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