Haim are the latest band to be given their own show on Apple’s free 24/7 global radio service, Beats 1.
The news broke on Sunday (August 30) as the pair appeared on Pharrell’s OTHERtone show, where they also revealed that they are currently working on a new album.
The Californian sisters hinted that they might call their radio slot ‘Haim Time’ as they join the likes of St Vincent, Elton John, Josh Homme and Disclosure, who have all been made into Beats 1 radio hosts.
In January, the band confirmed rumours of a second album by tweeting a photo of producer Ariel Rechtshaid hard at work in front of a computer with the accompanying message “Uh ohz”.
In February, Este from Haim teamed up Scarlett Johansson for new “super pop” group The Singles, which also features Holly Miranda, Kendra Morris and Julia Haltigan.
Johansson and co released their first track ‘Candy’ via Federal Prism, the label of TV On The Radio’s Dave Sitek, but were hit by a cease-and-desist order shortly after by an LA band of the name same.
“I woke up one morning and learned from the news that our band name was literally just taken by someone else as their own,” frontman Vincent Frederick said. “It’s hard to believe that any musician would do something like that to another band. The Singles has been my life for the past 16 years. We have worked so incredibly hard to make it a success.”
Haim were also featured on a remix of Tame Impala’s ‘Cause I’m A Man’. The song was originally released as a single from the Australian psych-rock band’s recent album ‘Currents’, now receiving a makeover courtesy of Haim and producer Ariel Rechtshaid.
Haim’s debut LP ‘Days Are Gone’ reached Number One in the UK on its release in September 2013.