I Am Kloot Live Review
Bush Hall, London 15/06/10
Performing an opening set comprised solely of tracks from forthcoming new album Sky At Night was a potentially disastrous move, but I Am Kloot captivated the sell-out crowd from the start.
The Manchester trio were joined onstage by strings, horns, keyboards and an additional guitarist who together brought the lush, ambitious mood of the album to life perfectly.
Frontman John Bramwell controlled the room like a down-to-earth Vegas crooner, with highlights including the sweeping The Moon Is A Blind Eye, the Joe Cocker-esque Lately and the gorgeously atmospheric 'Radiation'.
Perfectly suited to Bush Hall's grand decor, Kloot's new material seems at once thrillingly original yet comfortably familiar, and should hopefully finally see their wider fame, and sales, reach that of their peers such as Richard Hawley and Elbow.
Returning unaccompanied for a second set, the trio ran through highlights from their previous four albums, much to the delight of the audience, and reminded everyone of what a solid catalogue of should-be-world-famous classics they've built up.