HAIM: Not A Girlband

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HAIM's rise has brought many comparisons.

The band's soft rock, for example, is worthy of Fleetwood Mac in their late 70s pomp, while their twin guitar attack matches any denim-clad rocker.

However some comparisons still rankle the group. Speaking to the Sunday Telegraph, HAIM asked that people stop referring to them as a 'girlband'. (via NME)

"Growing up, there were a lot of girl artists like The Spice Girls, Aaliyah and Destiny’s Child, but none of them really played instruments" explained Alana Haim, neatly excluding the voice as an instrument in itself.

Continuing, she said: "I’d always look up to Stevie Nicks and Blondie – dope female musicians. So I just see us as a band. When people call us a girlband, I take it as an insult. Being a girl in a band shouldn’t be a thing. I see it as so medieval."

Which is a fair point.

HAIM's new single 'If I Don't Change Your Mind' will be released on April 28th and contains remixes from Delorean, MK and - intriguingly - French disco legend Cerrone.

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