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I Am Kloot
I Am Kloot

by John Murray

The delightfully named I Am Kloot release their first ever live album next month with pre-orders already adding up.

With just a simple three-man line-up, they have a full sound surrounding their original and thought-provoking songs.

Formed in 1999, they have released six albums including the Mercury-nominated ‘Sky At Night’ in 2010.

The 2013 tour was their most ambitious yet and where they recorded the material for the new release ‘Hold Back The Night’ (Walk Tall).

A masterful lyric helps make tracks like ‘Radiation’ and ‘Because’ into instant anthems.

The title track is a worthy fan’s favourite and the end with a joyous ‘From Your Favourite Sky’.

The album will be out as download, two CD album and double 12” vinyl and will be followed by this year’s tour which brings them back to Glasgow Oran Mor on April 9. Nizlopi was always a great name too, becoming chart-topping hit makers with their ‘JCB Song’ blending folk with hip-hop.

After a five-year break, the Get Radical tour opens at Glasgow Grand on May 5.

As springtime has finally arrived, time to recall the most outrageous of songs to grace a music theatre production with the very idea of ‘Springtime For Hitler’.

From the pen and the genius of Mel Brooks for his 1967 movie ‘The Producers’, it tells the story of the musical theatre industry when our heroes decide to host a colossal failure in order to pocket the investors’ cash, instead of having to stage a long run.

Hence they write what they think will be a flop, complete with swastikas and dancing Nazis.

This musical within a musical comes to Edinburgh Festival Theatre this week until Saturday as part of a national tour and boasts some highly respected names within the cast.

Comedian Jason Manford plays Leo Bloom.