ACL Interview: HAIM, Part Two

Saturday, Oct. 12, 2pm, Lady Bird stage

ACL Interview: HAIM, Part Two

Despite the recent release of debut full-length Days Are Gone and whirlwind touring slated through mid-December, San Fernando Valley's Haim still takes time to geek out for Lionel Richie. The three sisters bring Nineties-soaked rock to a second weekend at Zilker. We caught up with the "baby," Alana Haim.

Austin Chronicle: How's it going?

Alana Haim: I'm in London, so I'm having the best time in the world.

AC: So you toured all summer, you've got U.S. dates through October, and a European tour through mid-December. When do you get to take a break?

AH: I hope I never have to take a break. The last break I got we were in Amsterdam, and we hadn't had a day off in a long time because we were finishing the record and doing preparation for the release. I was thinking, "Oh my God, first day off and I'm going to go balls out." I wanted to party and run around the city, and then the next morning I woke up and had an epic cold. My body doesn't want days off. It's like, "Nope, keep working."

AC: How are your parents feeling at this stage? Are they totally overwhelmed?

AH: They're super stoked. I think that they're the happiest that we are together and that we chose to be in a band together. They're just happy that we can play shows where more than five people show up.

AC: Is there an ACL set you're looking forward to?

AH: Portugal the Man, for sure. [Someone prompts her.] They're telling me that Lionel Richie is playing, but I don't know if that's true.

AC: It's true.

AH: It's true?! Oh my God, Lionel Richie, by far! I'm going to cry. If he fucking plays "Hello" I will cry. I will make a weird, clay head in the shape of Lionel Richie and throw it on stage.

AC: I'll watch for it.

AH: Do it. You're going to be like, "Oh shit, she did it."

Check out part one of our HAIM interview.

A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for almost 40 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press. If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10 or whatever you can afford, to help keep our journalism on stands.

Support the Chronicle  

READ MORE
More by Abby Johnston
Our Music Critics Pick Their Top 10 Austin Albums of 2018
Our Music Critics Pick Their Top 10 Austin Albums of 2018
80 local picks from Molly Burch to Brownout

Dec. 28, 2018

Best Live Music Performances of 2018
Best Live Music Performances of 2018
The bands and venues that kept our critics on their feet

Dec. 28, 2018

KEYWORDS FOR THIS STORY

ACL Fest 2013

MORE IN THE ARCHIVES
NEWSLETTERS
One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Can't keep up with happenings around town? We can help.

Austin's queerest news and events

Updates for SXSW 2019

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle