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Thursday, 3 October 2013

#172: Haim - Days Are Gone


Haim

Days Are Gone

September 30 2013 (Polydor)

7/10

Often, when there's a buzz surrounding your début album, it adds certain pressures; pressures, it seem, that can make or break an album. When that pressure is having won the BBC Sound of 2013, having fended off the likes of AlunaGeorge and Chvrches to do so, a whole different kind of pressure is brought to the fore. Thankfully, LA's sister act Haim's much anticipated début Days Are Gone was recorded, seemingly oblivious to hype that was mounting around it and is an effortless display of 1990s r'n'b cool, alt-folk melody and subtle yet staple classic rock influences.


This article was originally written for Little Indie Blogs. Click here to read the full review.