Monday, November 06, 2006


Peel Sessions 28

I Am Kloot are from Manchester and do not hide their geographical roots. What I mean by this is that they do not mask their regional accent when singing with some bland mid Atlantic voice, this pride in their origins was after all if we are to be honest part of the charm of bands such as the Proclaimers. The fact that Manchester is just a stones throw from Liverpool means that the accents of these two towns are similar, this leads us to one of the major reference points for I Am Kloot as vocalist John Bramwell's voice is more than reminiscent of that of a certain John Lennon. Add to this his mischievous, almost psychedelic, word play and a beautiful jazzy feel that would not have been out of place on Sgt Pepper's and you are left wondering why they are not already filling stadiums.
Formed at the beginning of the century by local promoter Bramwell who profited by recruiting his two partners from bands that played at his venue, their albums have been deservedly well received by the press and the band recorded two Peel Sessions, 2001 and 2004. These sessions have recently been released by Skinny Dog and contain the 11 songs broadcast. The two songs come from their 2001 session.

1. 'Storm Warning'
2. 'Titanic'

Amazing band !
John Bramwell really has one of the most captivating voice I have ever heard.
I saw them live last year and it was just perfect :)
Can't wait to see them next year when they'll release their next album...
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