I Am Kloot at the Electric Ballroom
After over a decade-and-a-half rocking the scene, I Am Kloot and their following of loyal fans were out in full force to show that the only way is still well and truly up. The excitement in the air felt electric, and the gig’s location at the notorious Electric Ballroom in Camden was not the only reason for this. The venue was absolutely jam-packed full of eager fans, waiting for their heroes to take the stage.
With an opening comparable to an epic midway point in a film in which the heroes appear in slow motion through smoke and flames, the band approached the stage with such a cool swagger: it was clear that they were savouring every moment in front of their fans. It was awesome to see a group of musicians so truly humble and passionate for what they do, as if this was their first moment in the spotlight. In an opening segment, they blasted through a very high-octane selection including One Man Brawl, Cuckoo, Life In A Day, This House is Haunted and Gods and Monsters.
The band fostered an excellent connection with their audience, tossing little quips and General Election-based humour back and forth in between songs. The most notable of these was, as the crowd cheered with sheer hype and joy, vocalist/guitarist John Bramwell shouted back “sentimental rubbish!”, which only caused the crowd to cheer louder in response. Bassist Peter Jobson and drummer Andy Hargreaves played coolly on soaking up the roar of the crowd.
The band continued by bringing the pace down a bit with songs such as Same Deep Water As You and Dead Men’s Cigarette. The entire set-list was a perfect representation of their back catalogue and journey to this point. After completing their set with the brilliant From Your Favourite Sky, the group set up to leave the stage, leaving their audience in an uproar and wanting more. To please the crowd, I Am Kloot returned for a mighty encore, playing Twist and Proof before bidding London farewell as they moved on to their next city.
Amaliah Sara Marmon-Halm
Photo: Lorna Holland
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