Haim on the UK: “London was the first place to welcome us, so we took it home”

Haim opened up about the importance of London and the United Kingdom in his career and how it is his “spiritual home”.

During their headline performance at this year’s All Points East on Monday 29 August, the three sisters – Danielle, Alana and Este Haim – explained their love for both the city and country of Britain.

“Our first album is about to celebrate a huge anniversary. 10 years ago, we released an album called ‘Days Are Gone’ and it’s the craziest thing because we started Haim on the 7th of July 2007, and for years, we played the whole album. parking lots, everywhere and for any band that would let us open for them. we played a lot and it was the best part, but no one wanted to book us.

He went on to explain that no one had come to any of his concerts in the United States, except for two people: his mother and father. Alana then said that a radio host was going to play her first single, “Forever”, on XFM and decided to fly to London.

“My brothers and I came here not knowing anything, we had no idea what was going to happen, but we came and were signed by Polydor Records,” says Alana, “and it was our first concert after signing the record deal somewhere called Dingwalls. , and it was the first time we heard the words to ‘Forever’. So what I want to say, to end this sentimental matter, is that London and the UK were the first place that welcomed us, so we called it our home.”

He added: “The fact that you’re all here tonight is crazy, because we haven’t played in front of this many people 10 years ago and we’re so grateful to be here. We want to thank every one of them. you guys because that’s what we do this for. We want to bring happiness and play music, and that just blew our minds.”

Alana had previously spoken to NME about her debut album and what it was like to sign her record deal: “”[Fue] something huge,” he said. I remember yelling, “We signed!” in the restaurant; no one was there, so it felt good to yell.”

She explained how surprised the sisters were to hear people singing the words to “Forever” in Dúna na mBall, saying they stopped singing because they couldn’t believe it.

“The first time I went to the UK was when we got signed, to have these songs that you wrote in your living room in the Valley, and then travel all the way to London and people would know your lyrics were the craziest feeling. ” , said Alana, and Este said: “The British have an accent.”

In a five-star review of their headline performance, NME shared the following: “As they strum their guitars, pound their drums and dip their bass (a nearby fan says ‘Okay, I see your face bassist! He’s giving it his all).drama”), it’s clear that what everyone is seeing is a band that has spent their entire lives mastering the art of music and becoming rock stars.”

Elsewhere, Haim recently announced a concert at Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London where they will perform “Days Are Gone” in full in honor of their tenth anniversary.

The show will take place on Thursday, August 31, and ticket pre-sales will take place today (August 29) for fans who pre-order any format of the 10th anniversary reissue of “Days Are Gone” in any format from official site. of the band. The general sale of the concert will take place on Wednesday, August 30 at 12 pm. Visit here to buy tickets.

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