I Am Kloot Unveil Tracklist, Tour Dates & Video!
aaamusic | On 07, Jun 2010
Northern Skies’ is the first single from the band’s stunning forthcoming fifth studio album ‘Sky At Night’. ‘Sky At Night’, produced by Elbow’s Guy Garvey and Craig Potter, is released on July 5th and follows 2007’s ‘I Am Kloot Play Moolah Rouge’. The album showcases the poetic, studied lyrics of frontman John Bramwell and further cements his status as one of the most talented songwriters this country has to offer.
Proud Manchester men they may be, but the record is infused with an almost Parisian elegance. Tracks like ‘It’s Just The Night’ and ‘The Moon Is A Blind Eye’ reveal a Gainsbourg style of sophistication, but are still punctuated with their own inimitable Northern soul.
Opening with the warm, rolling ‘Northern Skies’, it’s followed by ‘To The Brink’, a decadently faded show tune, with celestial strings balancing delicately against the kind of poignant musings more typically found at the bottom of a brandy glass.
The theatrical instrumentation of ‘Lately’ is lush and impressive, whilst remaining explicit and honest. Renowned harpist Marie Lionheardt provides a delicate accompaniment to the moving narrative in ‘I Still Do’, while ‘Radiation’ touches upon the Beatles’ more psychedelic moments of orchestration.
A songwriter’s songwriter, Bramwell is one of our finest wordsmiths and counts Pete Doherty and Elbow’s Guy Garvey amongst his many fans. Having produced their hugely acclaimed debut album ‘Natural History’ Garvey, alongside band mate Craig Potter, has returned to produce and mix this sublime ten track collection.
With ‘Sky at Night’, expect Kloot’s cult status to soar skywards.
The tracklist is as follows:
‘To The Brink’
‘I still do’
‘The Moon Is A Blind Eye’
‘It’s Just The Night’
In June I Am Kloot play:
Wed 9th LEEDS, BRUDENELL SOCIAL CLUB
Tue 15th LONDON, BUSH HALL
Wed 16th MANCHESTER, ACADEMY 3
Watch the video of Northern Skies, featuring Christopher Eccleston here: