Haim have been named the BBC's Sound Of 2013, the broadcaster's annual list of new bands to watch.
Haim have been named the BBC's Sound Of 2013.
the group - Este, Danielle and Alana Haim - started playing music as children when their parents recruited them into a family covers band.
Este Haim said: ''It's the craziest thing to think we're on a list with so many amazing artists. This year the five bands that were in the list were all female fronted, right?
''We love the UK - the last time we were there, we were there for almost a month and a half. The UK is like a second home.''
The band - who are all under 27 - are also not afraid to admit their influences are a little more classic than most of their peers.
Alana told music streaming service Spotify: ''We couldn't live without Joni Mitchell's 'Blue', Paul Simon's 'Graceland. Tom Petty's 'Damn The Torpedoes' and Destiny's Child, 'The Writing's On The Wall'. That is a big one - that changed our lives.''
Este added: ''We couldn't live without Prince's 'Controversy'. I think that might be the greatest record ever made. I aspire to make a record one iota as cool and as fun as that or 'Purple Rain'. Also, Prince live is the most amazing performer ever. Hit after hit after hit all while wearing a gold sparkly jumper? I'm sure he's an alien.''
To read Spotify's full interview with Haim visit www.spotify.com/blog