Haim win BBC Sound of 2013

US band Haim have been named as the winners of the BBC Sound of 2013 list.

Jim Ottewill
  • By Jim Ottewill
  • 4 Jan 2013
  • min read
US band Haim have been named as the winners of the BBC Sound of 2013 list.

The LA-based trio were voted as the most exciting new musical talent for 2013 by 213 UK tastemakers including bloggers, DJs and critics.

Haim, who consist of three sisters Danielle, Alana and Este, beat other hotly tipped newcomers including British electronic act AlunaGeorge, Birmingham soul singer Laura Mvula and Glaswegian three-piece (and recent M featured artists) CHVRCHES.

A different artist has been selected every day this week until Haim were announced as winners by BBC Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens live on his radio show this morning (4 January).

The band said: ‘We are so unbelievably honoured to win the BBC Sound of 2013 list. We have found our second home in the UK! We can’t wait to release new music and play as many shows as possible this year. Thank you to everyone who voted for us. We are so excited!’

Haim cite the likes of TLC and The Strokes as influences and are currently recording a debut album with producer James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, Florence + The Machine).

Other artists on the shortlist for the prize included A*M*E, Arlissa, King Krule, Kodaline and recent BRITs critics choice award winner Tom Odell.

Read M’s interview with AlunaGeorge from earlier last year

Read about Laura Mvula's debut release