Album: I Am Kloot, Sky at Night (EMI)
Sunday 04 July 2010
Gentle melancholia as tied to its place of origin (Manchester) as Richard Hawley's is to Sheffield.
The humour is, similarly, of the gallows variety: "Do you fancy a drink / In this place called the brink / We could go there" or "You're the guy on the bus / Who's not quite one of us" to give but two examples.
These are songs to be sipped slowly, given suitably string-laden backing and with melodies often a little too reminiscent of classic 1970s-era Glen Campbell. Five albums in, you'll know if you like this lot by now.
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