It is unusual and almost disarming to see Mancunian groups specialise in acoustic music but Badly Drawn Boy and now I Am Kloot are one such collective. Their eponymous second long player is also marked by the embittered rasp of frontman Johnny Bramwell. On an album largely represented by melodic indie rock, influenced partly by folk music, fine tunes of the calibre of 'A Strange Arrangement Of Colour', the lilting 'Mermaids' and the emotive closer 'The Same Deep Water As Me' make their chosen path seem very worthwhile. Yet the two best moments see them stray from this formula; 'Life In A Day' features some positively demonic percussion and the menacing guitar line that rings out of 'Cuckoo' has a defiant sense of urgency about it. In conclusion, then, I Am Kloot actually become great when they adopt a more typically Mancunian outlook.