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I Am Kloot

I Am Kloot @ University, Liverpool

by Collen Chandler

There’s a storm warning. There’s a hurricane coming. Its really not a big deal though, so get out from under the table, and put away…



Goldfrapp @ ULU, London


Felt Mountain, Goldfrapp’s debut album, appeared in September 2000 on Mute Records and caused an awful lot of excitement. Sublime, decadent, twisted and elegant were...

Labradford – Fixed :: Context


If we assume that post-rock is more than a critic’s concept and that bands and artists actually aspire to achieve this state with their music,...

Tram – Frequently Asked Questions


The ultra-acoustic Tram, consisting of Paul Anderson and Nick Avery, have much to offer fans of Smog and even Mojave 3, although they don’t really...

Ani DiFranco @ Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London


The usual compliment of hyperventilating teenagers, lesbians in dungarees making a point of kissing each other and random hacks feeling just tad nervous had piled...

Super Delta Three – Eve Sub Rebel


Eve Sub Rebel (no explanation of the title is offered) starts sounding like a Garbage side project and essentially ends up in a similar vein,...

The Divine Comedy @ Temple Bar, Dublin


“Old forms equals new life?” New label, new direction, new pressures? Choosing a new direction is a hard and dangerous business. For reasons as varied...

Melys @ EuroSonic


We are in northern Holland for EuroSonic 2001. Radio stations across Europe are presenting their own nations finest and most promising talent. The result is...

The Wonder Stuff @ Forum, London


Tonight we are going to be treated to the very best of the Wonderstuff. And they really have got some wonderful stuff in their back...

Reef @ The Astoria


Jimmy Page-like riffs and Jack Bessant’s throbbing basslines reverberate around the Astoria. There are going to be a good few cases of tinitus tonight. The...

Le Tigre + Electrelane @ Garage, London


T’was the night of the indie gurrrls in Highbury. Nu Yawkers Le Tigre, headlining, were supported by two all-girl groups, of which the second was...

The Cult – Best of Rare Cult


Beautifully described by Beggars Banquet as “a mammoth vault-cleansing exercise”, the six-CD box set entitled Rare Cult features recordings by The Cult from 1984 to...

Andy Votel – Styles Of The Unexpected


Andy Votel, founder of Twisted Nerve Records (which he runs with his first signing, one Badly Drawn Boy by the name of Damon Gough), is...

Magnetophone, Upstairs @ The Garage


Starting very late and with no support, Magnetophone had their work cut out from the start with an audience of around 100, some of whom...

Moby @ Wembley Arena, London


“There is something terribly masturbatory about standing on stage at a venue called an arena with a loud electric guitar.” Moby is preparing us for...

Talvin Singh @ Union Chapel, London


We flocked in our hundreds to see London-based Singh’s second Untouched concert, at which we were to expect spiritual music in a definitively spiritual setting....

Lupine Howl – Underworld, London


On the back of their debut single release on Beggars Banquet, 125, Spiritualized refugees Michael Mooney, Sean Cook et al took to the stage with...

Magnetophone – I Guess Sometimes I Need To Be Reminded Of How Much You Love Me


I love this album. I love the fact that 4AD released it, confirming their diversity in genres. This historic label is also the home of...

Anjali – Anjali


What a wonderfully eclectic debut, this eponymously titled collection of Anjaliness. From the opening tangental notes of single Lazy Lagoon through the distinctly arabic Strawberry...

Leigh Franklin @ Soho Theatre, London


To say that I was looking forward to hearing Leigh Franklin’s first proper London performance would be an understatement. A week before her graceful entrance...

Placebo + Six By Seven @ Brixton Academy, London


A black tab was all the set that was offered to Six By Seven, a relatively new group whose debut album The Closer You Get...