In my post last week regarding up and coming electronic trio Chvrches, I mentioned that the Scottish band won SXSW’s inaugural Grulke award for Developing non-US Act. The winner of the Developing US Act and one of the biggest winners overall from SXSW based on amount of buzz? California trio HAIM.
HAIM are sisters Este (oldest, bass), Danielle (middle, lead guitar and vocals), and Alana (youngest, everything else). They make 70s and 80s California style pop-rock music, not unlike Fleetwood Mac, mixed in with liberal sprinkles of RnB flourishes. I wrote about the band a bit last year when I first heard and fell in love with their single Forever, an ultra-catchy track infused with Michael Jackson style beats and booming bass lines. It was the track that made the music blogs of the world take notice of HAIM and have fans eagerly anticipating for more music from the sisters.
While a full-length debut record is still forthcoming (the band is finishing its recording in LA as we speak), we are getting an upcoming tease as HAIM are releasing a stop-gap EP Falling containing another excellent title track (with just as excellent remixes). Falling is just as catchy as Forever and makes you realize that the sisters are more than just a one-hit wonder. I would dare say that I sincerely believe that HAIM are about to become very very big very very soon.
Check out the free-spirited video for Falling embedded below.
HAIM – Falling EP comes out 4/1 via National Anthem (order here)