March saw me back in Nottingham's Rock City. Rock City is the place I grew up going to gigs in as a student and was the scene of my only (and very unsucessful) attempt at crowd surfing at a Reef gig; an experience that left me with my hair stuck to the notorius floor. My quick rise and fall in the crowdsurfing scene cemented in my mind that Rock City has the stickiest floors on the planet. The superglue like floor covering, however, didn't stop the screams of adoration that met Haim as they took the stage in Nottingham.
The screams of 'I love you' from a packed out Rock City prove how big Haim have become in a relatively short space of time and it is easy to see why. They are credible, talented and undeniably cool. Yes, we all know (how could the music press let us forget) that they sound a little like Fleetwood Mac at times but that is not a bad thing and although rooted in the past, the band have a definite air of the future to them.