I Am Kloot January tour dates. I Am Kloot will be heading out on the road in January for an eleven date tour of the UK. Ten new shows join the Manchester trio’s previously announced date at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire on January 28th, where former Beta Band man, Steve Mason will be the special guest support. John Bramwell, I Am Kloot’s esteemed lyricist and frontman, will also be playing a solo set as part of Mencap’s Little Noise Sessions at London’s Union Chapel on November 18th. For more information go to www.littlenoisesessions.org.uk I Am Kloot are set to release ‘Fingerprints’ from their acclaimed fifth album on November 8th as a digital download. A rich but barbed ballad that sparkles with intelligence and faded romance, it’s rounded off with B-side ‘Black & Blue’.
I Am Kloot play:
Tue 18th EDINBURGH, Liquid Rooms
Wed 19th BUXTON, Opera House
Fri 21st HALIFAX, Minster
Sat 22nd YORK, The Duchess
Sun 23rd CAMBRIDGE, Junction
Tue 25th NORWICH, Arts Centre
Wed 26th LEAMINGTON SPA, Assembly Rooms
Fri 28th LONDON, Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Sat 29th CARDIFF, Millennium Music Hall 2
Sun 30th EXETER, Lemon Grove
Mon 31st BOURNEMOUTH, The Old Fire Station
I Am Kloot live dates. Acclaimed Manchester trio I Am Kloot are to set to play a series of exclusive gigs this summer, including a show at London’s Bush Hall on June 15th. The London, Leeds and Manchester shows will follow the June 1st release of ‘Northern Skies’, the first single from the band’s forthcoming fifth studio album ‘Sky At Night’. The album – produced by Elbow’s Guy Garvey and Chris Potter – showcases the poetic, studied lyrics of frontman John Bramwell, further cementing his status as one of the most talented songwriters this country has to offer.
I Am Kloot play:
Wed 9th LEEDS, BRUDENELL SOCIAL CLUB
Tue 15th LONDON, BUSH HALL
Wed 16th MANCHESTER, ACADEMY 3
Tickets for the London show went on sale yesterday.
I Am Kloot are set to release their stunning fifth studio album, ‘Sky at Night’ on July 5th. Following 2007’s ‘I Am Kloot Play Moolah Rouge’, the album further goes to cement John Bramwell’s status as one of the most talented songwriters in the country. 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 tracklisting for ‘Sky at Night’ is:
‘To the Brink’
‘I Still Do’
‘The Moon Is A Blind Eye’
‘It’s Just the Night’
I Am Kloot is – John Bramwell (vocals/guitar), Andrew Hargreaves (drums), Peter Jobson (bass).
The UK’s most beautiful boutique festival continues its eclectic musical tradition as it announces the line up for its 6th glorious year. With a fusion of indie pop Brit nominees Scouting for Girls and ‘Belle de Jour’ Imelda May, the stage is shared with inimitable girl group The Sugababes and Chrissie Hynde’s legendery rock outfit The Pretenders.
‘Cornbury is a unique experience in all manner of ways’, says promoter Hugh Phillimore. ‘We’re immensely proud of our musical diversity and family friendly ethos. Where else could you see The Damned and the Sugababes on one bill?’
The festival embraces the ‘something for everyone’ approach. From alt rockers The Magic Numbers and rising stars Teddy Thompson and Ava Leigh, to the retro classic chic of Sharleen Spiteri, Cornbury attracts festival goers from all age ranges and with all manner of tastes.
Cornbury is about its beautiful Cotswold location, fantastic food, hot air balloons, the madness of the many morris dance pageant, children’s theatre workshops, great festival shops and a huge fairground all held together by a carefully selected spectrum of top music talent. Typically English – eccentric, eclectic and inclusive – a farmers’ market with a dancefloor, a county fayre with a rock ‘n’ roll twist indeed!
Full line up:
Saturday, July 11thh:
Scouting For Girls
Boy Least Likely To
Relay (local school band comp win)
The Word Stage:
I Am Kloot
The Love Trousers
Sunday, July 12th:
Laura & The Tears
Oxford Folk Festival Stage:
3 Daft Monkeys
· For all ticket information please visit www.cornburyfestival.com
· Tickets prices:- Adult weekend with camping £110/under 16 £65, Day tickets – Adult £55/under 16 £27.50
· Cornbury Festival is promoted by Hugh Phillimore and is produced by Cornbury Music Festival Ltd and Music Producers Sound Advice Ltd
· Cornbury takes place on 11th and 12th of July 2009 at the Cornbury Park Estate, Charlbury, Oxfordshire, OX7 3EH.
· Cornbury Festival is 30 minutes from Oxford and 75 minutes from London
· Parking is free at the festival grounds