Celebrities outside the BBC Radio 1 studios

“Saturday Night Live” is never really amazing anymore, but again and again they do make the right choices when booking musical guests.

For every One Direction and 100th Justin Timberlake appearance, they consistently book fresh new talent and give them an amazing platform to gain new fans.

Last Saturday, Los Angeles sister trio HAIM–they of the 80s inspired, Fleetwood Mac and Shania Twain influenced synth rock–made its debut on Studio 6H and it was, in a word, awesome. Way better than the show’s actual sketches, where host Josh Hutcherson faded into the background…sort of like he does in “The Hunger Games.”

The three HAIM girls (Danielle, Este and Alana aka Baby Haim) had the perfect blend of assured confidence in their musical chops and excitement at this big break as they tore through two songs from their debut LP, “Days Are Gone,” which was released this September.

Their first number was “The Wire,” the sorry-not-sorry breakup anthem whose video featured a former “Saturday Night Live” writer, The Lonely Island’s Jorma Taccone.

Watch HAIM perform “The Wire” below:

They’re so effortlessly commanding! And “The Wire” is one of the songs off “Days Are Gone” where Este and Baby get to sing!

For their second number, the girls ripped through the empowering “Don’t Save Me”:

The HAIM girls look so cool and chic in black with their guitars, and Baby Haim is wailing on that electric drum! These girls are consistently killing it.

J-Connection: The HAIM sisters are Jewish.

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Erica Terry is Managing Editor at Jspace News. She has reported on domestic and international news, Israeli politics, features and more for Jewish publications in New York, Miami and London.
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