ACL Interview: HAIM, Part Two
Saturday, Oct. 12, 2pm, Lady Bird stage
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.