Photos by Elinor Jones

"Tonight The Shackwell Arms makes a rush hour tube journey look comfortable. As one of the Haim sisters turns around to face the drummer three people in the front row do a reverse Mexican wave, ducking one-by-one to avoid being hit by the neck of her guitar. These three Los Angeles girls became the talk of SXSW by fusing R&B vocal harmonies with indie-folk melodies. At the last of two London showcases everyone’s eager to see how such a contradictory mix can work live."

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