HAIM say their second album is close to being finished

"Essentially the oven has been pre-heated and the oven door is open. Fish fingers in the tray."

Haim are very close to finishing their new album, they revealed today (October 30) on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show.

The band were speaking to Lowe ahead of their own Beats 1 radio show on Apple Music, HAIM Time, which debuts next Thursday at 2am GMT after being announced back in August.

Discussing the follow-up to their 2013 debut album ‘Days Are Gone’, the three Californian sisters told Lowe: “We’re getting stuff done. It’s sounding really cool. Essentially the oven has been pre-heated and the oven door is open. More 350 if I’m being honest. Fish fingers in the tray.”

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Earlier this month the band announced their intentions to resurrect Lilith Fair, a travelling music festival in the USA and Canada with only female musicians in its line-up.

The festival began in 1997 and lasted until 1999. It was brought back in the summer of 2010 with a line-up including The Bangles, Janelle Monáe and Mary J. Blige.

HAIM bassist Este Haim said that she wanted to create a “festival that’s just ladies” inspired by Lilith Fair, saying they hoped artists such as Savages, Florence + The Machine, Taylor Swift, Lorde and Chvrches would be involved.

Speaking at the New Yorker Festival on October 2 she said, “We talk about this all the time, how there aren’t enough female represented bands and artists at festivals. You don’t see them. And it’s really sad for us. We came up with the idea basically of why can’t we just bring back a festival that’s just ladies – not that we don’t love the boys. Love the men.”

She had never attended Lilith Fair herself, but spoke about seeing members of its lineup in concert. “I did see Melissa Etheridge in concert, I saw Sarah McLachlan in concert, I saw Paula Cole in concert and Sheryl Crow. All these amazing ladies had such an amazing outlet and place to play music, and it was really beautiful, and I feel like that’s not really available anymore and that outlet isn’t there.”

She added, “We talk semi-jokingly but semi-seriously about making it happen. So stay tuned. I think that would be really magical.”