I Am Kloot rounded up 2002 by playing a few dates, including
a sell out at the Scala in London. The band has returned this
June as part of the "I Am Kloot revue". Supported
by the dancing ladies known as Troupe and poetic music folk
Superqueens it's going to be an interesting night out. The
band has been away working on a new album set for a September
release. March saw the band release "Untitled#1"
it favoured well as an example of things to come and while
the rolling-stomping new single "Life In A Day"
is set for release next week, the wheels of the press wagon
have begun to roll.
The band's lead singer John Bramwell has already spent part
of the afternoon being interviewed by Virgin's DJ Pete Mitchell
which he admitted was a laugh as he knew him from his Djing
days in Manchester. He also was interviewed for the BBC World
service, "It's got an estimated audience of 35 million
listeners," laughs John.
So I'm sitting on the edge of the Scala stage, with John for
a post gig interview. We discuss the performance and climatic
finish of tonight's set with "Life In A Day" with
the Troupe girls spinning and swaying on stage. We also talk
about his friends from the north, Elbow. However finally after
many interruptions from appreciating fans the subject moves
more towards the band's actual music.
Could John laugh about recording the second album? There is
after all this mythological bridge of difficulties that bands
have to cross between albums.
"I never really considered the whole thing like that.
If you have respect where music and songs come from, you shouldn't.
I don't know exactly where they come from but I do believe
in a muse. All you have to think about is 'you' and 'that'.
It can be difficult sometimes but you don't really go round
thinking, "Oh this is the second album". If the
music comes then great, sometimes it doesn't come and you
have to wait."
It sounds like he's got another record label that supports
the band. After all there are expectations from fans and labels.
"Everything that we do, we record how we want. We have
the singles and videos how we want. We are the artist and
the label supports us with what we do and that is fucking
great and long may it continue." >>