Album review: I Am Kloot, Let It All In (Shepherd Moon)
In his glass-half-empty attitude, I Am Kloot's John Bramwell is quintessentially Mancunian, songs like "Hold Back the Night" and "Some Better Day" reflecting the kitchen-sink glumness of a life "measured out in coffee spoons", while neighbours twitch their curtains, hoping for the worst.
Produced by Elbow's Guy Garvey and Craig Potter, Let It All In is stylishly rendered in simple instrumental colours, but it's not the cheeriest of experiences: the general tone of "Hold Back the Night" typifies the album in combining regret for the past with fear of the future: truly, the worst of both worlds.
Download: These Days Are Mine; Even the Stars; Some Better Day
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