Este Haim (bass) Danielle Haim(lead guitar, lead vocals) Alana Haim (rhythm guitar, keyboard, and percussion). Dash Hutton (drummer)
Formation: This SoCal group is three parts genetically engineered female drummers. Their creators Mordechai Haim & Donna Haim impressed the importance of music to their progeny even touring as a family band
After High School, Danielle wanted to pursue music full time and skipped out on college. In order to protect her from the cruel world where Lindsay Lohan is still alive, her sisters offered to join a band. Over a period of five years the sisters played locally without real continuity until Alana & Este graduated from their respective schools. In the interim Danielle toured with the likes of Julian Casablanca, Cee Lo Green.
Finally together, they worked the tour route again and impressed at the 2012 SXSW.
As a group they have opened for Mumford & Sons , Florence & The Machine, Edward Sharpe, and Ke$ha.
Influences & Sound
They are often compared to Fleetwood Mac because of layered pop-vocal sensibility, and rock instrumentality. Each track has a prominent attention to the drums as motivation for the meandering vocals.
Semi-suprising, the girls admit to ‘90s R&B influences- TLC to Destiny’s Child. Fun Fact: The video for “Forever” video was shot in the same salon as Destiny Child’s “Bills Bills Bills”.
Winner of BBC’s “Sound Of” Poll for 2013 . Grulke Award for best developing U.S. act at SXSW 2013
Valligirls (Danielle & Este) first appeared outside of the country fair round via a track on the cinematic gold from 2005 known as “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants”.
Officially picked up by Polydor after SXSW 2012. A full album will not be released until 'later' this year.
Don't Save Me
Live Show: The sisters are multi instrumentalists and distribute vocals in their live show. They are known to break out a drum circle. Middle sis (Danielle) is shy, Este & Alana make up for it by often haranguing the crowd.
In reference to their 90’s R&B love they pepper their performances with synchronized dancing and glorious hair shaking.
As of right now their catalog is small. However, they play covers as a sign of respect towards their musical upbringing & education.
Post by lukescrazyarms on Mar 26, 2013 15:38:58 GMT -5
very nice...caught them open for Mumford and Sons two nights in a row...they were great...I said right before we left that it would be great to catch them on the farm this year and then they got booked hahah
I saw them open for Mumford as well. I listened to their EP a little before the show and really wasn't impressed but buy the end of their set I was a total fan! They are soooo much better live and the drumming was fantastic. I can't wait to see them at the Roo!