I am Kloot had been knocking around for the best part of a decade and appeared to have stalled in 2005 when third album "Gods and Monsters" failed to build upon the progress of their previous long-player from two years earlier. Apart from building a fanbase in the Netherlands, little happened until "Sky at Night" was summoned before the Mercury Music Prize judge and jury a few years ago - it didn't win, but look at them now.
Having recently issued their sixth studio album "Let It All In", I am Kloot might have expected to be putting their feet up, content with another rapturously received effort. Bet they didn't bet on a Top 10 hit though. Yes indeed, the warm and soulful threesome was at one point mingling with the likes of One Direction and Bruno Mars, before tumbling dramatically towards the trap-door. No matter - #10 ain't to be sniffed at.
Over the next couple of weeks, from Tuesday, I am Kloot will be embarking on a UK tour which has almost sold out, except for Leeds, Manchester (14th Feb), Brighton and Cambridge (£17.50 - £18.50). However, their fanbase has increased somewhat and demand to see them live has influenced their decision to tour again later in the spring.
First stop on their April jaunt is Middlesbrough on the 17th (on sale now, by the way), followed by Edinburgh, Norwich, Oxford, Leicester, Holmfirth and finally Liverpool on the 27th. Tickets on sale now, priced from £17.50.
If you're heading to the Isle of Wight Festival 2013, you should certainly make an effort to catch them there. Tickets are still available for £185 for the weekend with camping.