Victoria Abraham defines one up and coming artist each week so you can impress your friends with your musical brilliance. This week, she tackles HAIM, a three-piece female rock band from Los Angeles, California.
There are lots of great things about the 80s: leggings, neon, Michael Jackson’s Thriller and the launching of MTV. Another great thing: that 1980s sound. Luckily, HAIM, which is made up of three fashionable sisters in their 20s, brings an unmistakably 80s vibe to their music. HAIM has been making waves in the music world with their nu-folk, rock and R&B inspired sound since the release of their debut EP Forever in February. Don’t miss their new track, “Send Me Down” which came out yesterday.
Origins: Los Angeles, California
Band members: Este Haim (bassist), Alana Haim (guitar, keys, maracas), Danielle Haim (lead guitar)
Known for: The girls are known for their laid-back California girl fashion sensibilities and eclectic sound
Used in a sentence: It only takes one listen, and you’ll be eagerly awaiting the release of their debut album.
File next to: Fleetwood Mac, Kate Bush
Download now: “Forever”
Five fun facts:
1. The girls spent 15 years rocking out in the classic rock cover band Rockinhaim with their parents.
2. Danielle has worked with Cee-Lo Green, Julian Casablancas, and Jenny Lewis.
By Victoria Abraham
Victoria Abraham defines one up and coming artist each week so you can impress your friends with your musical brilliance. This week, she tackles Little Mix, a British girl group.
Although the four girls of Little Mix originally had solo aspirations, their formation into a girl group led to them winning the eighth season of UK’s The X-Factor. But don’t let their origins jade you: they’re not your average fabricated-for-pop-stardom-cutie-pie girl group. These girls can sing and they do it well. They’re set to release their debut album, DNA, on Nov. 19.
Origins: The United Kingdom
Band members: Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jade Thirlwall
Known for: Little Mix are known for their X-Factor beginnings.
Used in a sentence: ”These four ladies have the winning combination of cute, British, and talented.”
File next to: Girls Aloud
Download now: Their new track ”DNA.”
1. The girls auditioned for the show individually, but were combined into a group after each failed to make it past bootcamp’s first challenge.
2.The girls were then separated into two different groups during the Groups bootcamp challenge. After each group failed, Jesy, Perrie, Leigh-Anne, and Jade were combined to form the group Rhythmix.
3. One Direction’s Zayn Malik (who was on The X-Factor that same season) is dating Little Mix band member Perrie Edwards. Read more…