What most people don't know is that the band actually started out as a family project. Along with Donna and Moti Haim, yes their parents, they started a band called Rockinhaim in the 90's. They eventually became Haim, without the parentals, in 2007. But during the encore performance at their first UK concert, Rockinhaim reunited for a song. So yes, talent really is in their blood. In 2012, they released two EPs, "Forever" and "Don't Save Me", both of which perfectly showcased their infectious lyrics, one of a kind melodies, and Danielle's unique voice. They released their full length album entitled Days Are Gone in 2013 and thanks to the album and their hit single, "The Wire", the band finally reached mainstream success. They've performed in a handful of music festivals such as SXSW but this year, they'll be sharing the stage with grounded artists such as Outkast and Ellie Goulding at the yearly anticipated Coachella 2014. Trust me when I say that once you listen to Haim, there is no way that you won't be singing "Falling" or "Go Slow" almost all the time.
What makes them different, other than that they're a sibling act, is that both their music and personalities shine. Their songs can make any indie enthusiast fall head over heels for them but their fun and sweet personas are what will get you hooked forever. I can't wait to see (and hear) what they have in store for 2014 and hopefully the Philippines will get the opportunity to watch them perform live soon. Effortlessly cool and oh so chic, Haim is definitely the band babe that everyone should be obsessed with.
- Victoria Urrutia
all photos from Tumblr and NME