Sunday, 16 December 2012

New Music: HAIM - Don't Save Me

If you've read our previous post on the BBC Sound of 2013 poll you will know HAIM are one act we're very excited about here at OBWD. After learning of the Los Angeles sisters through Radio 1 a few months back from their single 'Forever', we've immediately grown fond of the trio and their latest single 'Don't Save Me' is a quality follow up. The namesake band consists of sisters, Este (24), Danielle (22), and Alana Haim (19). The three girls grew up in the San Fernando valley playing in their parents family band who went by the name of 'Rockinhaim'.

HAIM describe themselves as being a "nu-folk–meets–nineties-R&B" pop group from LA, California and you really do feel that all-American vibe in this record, but at the same time you get a real taster of their creative talent and energy as the three sisters seem to just understand each other vocally and instrumentally. 'Don't Save Me' has a very unique sound, the link to folk is unmissable, but at the same time you do feel that Rhythm and Blues element to their game which makes them a very unique ensemble and places them as prime contenders for the Sound of 2013 prize. Definitely ones to watch for the New Year.

Twitter: @HAIMtheband

*Read more about HAIM on their BBC Sound of 2013 bio page.