This week’s NME cover stars are Haim, the LA trio who’ve taken over the world in the last couple of years. Here, we celebrate the life and career of the band in pictures. Este Haim was born on March 14, 1986, exactly nine months after parents Donna and Moti married. Danielle followed in 1989 and Alana was born in 1991.
In 2007 the threesome dump Rockenhaim dutues and become Haim, playing their first gig at the California Institute Of Abornmal Arts. Before they record their first EP, they release songs on Myspace, struggling in the studio until they meet Ludwig Goransson who produces the ‘Forever’ EP.
Haim play SXSW for the first time. Alana: “At our first gig there were four people including a baby dancing in a tutu and two dudes. That’s who we played to. I was like, ‘Holy shit, this is going to be it. We’re playing to a baby!'” By the end of the festival they were playing to crowds in their hundreds.
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Haim will tour with Phoenix in Europe in Autumn. We asked the French band to teach the Cali girls some local phrases while they were at Reading & Leeds. Watch here.
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