Sisters sing to win on debut

Sisters sing to win on debut

While three-piece girl band Haim have been together seven years, they only rose to prominence last year. But now fame is coming fast, and with an invite to play at this year's Glastonbury Festival, their ascendance seems unstoppable.

The band - talented sisters Este, Danielle and Alana Haim - have pulled off an amazing range of versatility on their debut album Days Are Gone, without ever sounding inconsistent.

The title track loops addictive beats, while the girls switch between whispering in falsetto tones and singing their hearts out.

Meanwhile, lead single Forever is something of a statement track that could have been plucked right from 1986. It features a rare combination of powerful drum and synth beats, powered by the girls' peppy vocals.

My Song 5 is reminiscent of the classic Queen rock anthem We Will Rock You, though with a softer, more feminine touch. The next track Go Slow jumps into the psychedelic and soul territory.

The album has already won much acclaim since dropping its first single. But the best praise is surely the fact listeners will struggle to resist putting this diverse selection of songs on repeat at home.

YP Rating: 4/5

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