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Haim: 'We deal with a lot of sexism in the music industry'

Haim say it's tough being a woman and "asserting their power" in the music industry.

The three L.A. sisters, Este, Danielle and Alana Haim have slammed the unfair standards on women in the industry and admit that they have to deal with a lot of sexism. Alana said:

"I grew up listening to Tom Petty’s "You Got Lucky", where the whole theme is, ‘You’re lucky to be with me’. I never really heard a song that said that from a woman’s perspective. Being a woman in a power position and dating someone, in my experience, is hard. You need a man who’s strong enough, to paraphrase Sheryl Crow." 

Danielle added: "We deal with that a lot - not even in dating, but just being the chairwomen of our company. Asserting our power - sometimes it’s tough."

Alana recalled a particular incident where she was mistaken for another band's groupie rather than a performer herself. 

"I got on a golf cart this one time and the guy said, ‘Miss, get off.’ I said, ‘I play in Haim.’ He said, ‘Never heard of you, please get off.’ Is that how you look at me, for real? I couldn’t possibly be playing - I must be someone’s girlfriend. I was like, 'I’m wearing puppy pyjamas, bruh. You don’t wanna f**k with me!'"

Alana previously teased what fans can expect from their new album, which is slated for release in 2017. She shared:

"There's a lot of cooks in the kitchen anyway. There's three perfectionists in our band, and to add any more people would be too much of a party.

"We write everything, we play everything, and we help produce everything. These things take time, and we refuse to put out anything we're not 100 percent in love with.

"To get to "Days Are Gone," it took us seven years. We are super excited for the next chapter, to just tour our hearts out and really hit the ground running in 2017. You don't even know what's coming for you. I'm warning you. You. Don't. Even. Know."

Haim shared their new song recently called "Want You Back," as well as their lead single, "Right Now," from their upcoming second album, "Something To Tell You".

Haim are set to debut their new music live on the Melissa McCarthy-hosted episode of Saturday Night Live and their Ariel Rechtshaid-produced new album, ‘Something To Tell You,is scheduled to be released on July 7. 

The band will also be joining this year's line-up at BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend Hull, which takes place in the UK between May 27 - May 28. See details here

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