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Approved: Haim

By | Published on Tuesday 27 March 2012

Haim

Their propitious fate sealed by liberal SxSW hyping (not to mention a feature in the Guardian’s ‘New Band Of The Day’ slot), sororal trio Haim (that’s LA-based sisters Danielle, Este and Alana Haim) make music to chime with the abrupt spring offensive we’ve all appreciated of late.

More than just decorative despite its forthright pop allure, their debut EP, a three-tracker entitled ‘Forever’, is available to download for free following its release earlier this month.

First track ‘Better Off’ fortifies its floral folk notes with a stiff rhythmic backboard, its pop palette darkened by sparse, barbed instrumentation and clipped harmonics. Title track ‘Forever’, meanwhile, is as knowingly pert and pristine as final third ‘Go Slow’ is downbeat.

Dip into the EP, plus Dan Lissvik’s remix of its title track, here:



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