The band is a trio of female vocalists composed by Karolina, Dana Adini and Yael Deckelbaum. Habanot Nechama means The Comfort Girls in Hebrew and was named by Karolina to reflect the peace of mind that working with each other gives them. Habanot Nechama is an Israeli folk band.
They are best known for their self-titled album released in 2007 in Israel. The Album went gold only 3 weeks after its release and soon after Platinum after selling fifty thousand records in Israel.
Their music can be described as acoustic pop reggae, which gives you an idea of the width of their style.
The band formed in 2004 in Tel Aviv. I discovered them last year on Aurgasm.us, a website that broadcast the biggest hits of every country. Their voices and the lyrics where they blend in English and Hebrew creates a melody that captivates and seduces.
After the Habanot Nechama’s album success, the artists started performing all around in Israel, Europe and the US.
In the summer 2009 they performed at the Sziget Festival in Budapest, Hungary. The Sziget is one of the biggest and most acclaimed festivals in Europe, and has welcomed in previous years artist such as Iggy Pop, the Arctic Monkey or Massive Attack.
The track “Lovers” was licensed to the final episode of the successful TV series “The L world”.
The band won, in 2008, the first prise at the annual “ACUM” song awards, the Israeli copy-write association.
They are currently working on their second album as well as their individual work. Karolina has previously performed with Lauryn Hill and the Black Eyed Peas and is now starting her own solo album, Karolina & Funset. Dana Adini was chosen by the College Music Journal, an acclaimed American music magazine, to perform at their “music marathon” in New York. And Yael Deckelbaum is performing regularly in Tel-Aviv with her other band called “Yael and the Palm Trees”.
Habanot Nechama is on tour this year around Germany, Belgium and Switzerland. We just have to hope that one day they’ll stretch it to Ireland.