Here at Refinery29, we’ve been repping Los Angeles’ HAIM sisters (that’s Este, Danielle, and Alana, in case you didn’t know) for a quite while, and with the band’s first LP imminent, the rest of the world is about to catch up. The foursome (let’s not forget drummer Dash Hutton), just finished a tour with English banjo enthusiasts Mumford & Sons, during which HAIM absolutely crushed its opening slot in stadiums across the country. The band has since returned to the West Coast to finish up their debut LP before heading back on the road, which they’ll be doing any day now. We caught up with Alana — the youngest of the siblings –– to talk about the band’s debut full-length, playing to an audience of 25,000, and the hair tips the sisters can’t live without.
So, where are you guys right now?
“We’re in L.A. right now. It’s going to be 80 degrees today!”
That sound amazing — it’s still freezing out here in New York. How is the debut LP coming along?
“We’re actually going into the studio to record with James Ford from Simian Mobile Disco. We’re trying to get it done in the next couple of weeks because we want to go on tour pretty soon. So, that’s the next big thing. We’re going to release the record in late spring.”
We loved ‘Falling.’ Are you doing any more tracks with Ariel Reichstadt producing?
“Yeah, they’re kind of sharing the record. Ariel is doing most of the record, and James has a couple songs on it also.”
Photo: Courtesy of HAIM