The leather wearing, guitar slinging, California slacker sisters Haim* may look like they’ve just broken out of St. Trinians, but at least they can craft one hell of a tune.

Courting a median age of 23, sisters Alana, Danielle and Este topped the BBC Sound of 2013 list – a huge indicator of impending world domination (Adele topped 2008’s list, for example.) Single “Falling” name checks everyone from Fleetwood Mac to Destiny’s Child, chopping up wistful harmonies over some heavy, scattered percussion. It’s a big single that may just be worth the hype.



Haim will play Splendour In The Grass in July.

*Pronounced ‘Hime’ not ‘Haym’



MMJ’s Jim James sets out on his lonesome

Jim James, “Know Til Now”

Regions of Light and Sound and God

Ahead of the release of his first solo record, My Morning Jacket’s front man Jim James has let loose a stunning new single.

MMJ fans may despair, for James has left behind the slashing guitars and big choruses and aims for something a little left of field: sulty, psychedelic R&B that drifts amid synth drones and falling harmonies.