Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Three Sisters Sing as One; POP

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Three Sisters Sing as One; POP

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Byline: JOHN AIZLEWOOD

HAIM O2 Academy Brixton, SW9 ALANA, Danielle and Este Haim's only album, Days Are Gone, suggested a more edgy Fleetwood Mac or a less longing Pierces, albeit with an ear cocked towards more songwriterly aspects of R&B. Last night, at their biggest British headline show, the unashamed Valley Girls (Este trilled "I should totally text him", during one anecdote) plus keyboardist and drummer were far less contrived.

Surprisingly, only the breezy Days Are Gone evoked the pleasant AOR jangle of Little Lies/Everywhere era Fleetwood Mac. Wittily, the sisters chased the elephant out of the room by covering their heroes, with a blistering guitar-led defenestration of Oh Well, the high point of Fleetwood Mac's all-male, early line-up.

The lighting may have been woeful but the three-way harmonies were pinpoint and the percussion which underpinned everything was relentless. At the end of their short, sharp set the threesome concluded Let Me Go with all three stood stagefront bashing drums, each sibling a frenzied blur of Haim hair. …

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