Chris Eccleston in I Am Kloot 'Northern Skies' Video

2010-06-04


Manchester Evening News: "Kloot has a hoot with Christopher Eccleston"

How-do.co.uk: "I Am Kloot colours Northern Skies with Mocha":
eccleston in northern skies by i am klootCult Manchester band I Am Kloot has released the video for latest single Northern Skies. The piece was shot by Liverpool-based production outfit Mocha and features former Doctor Who actor Christopher Eccleston.

The video (seen below [above here]), which was shot over three days in North Wales and Manchester, was released exclusively through NME on Friday, before being seeded across numerous music and video sharing sites over the weekend.

eccleston in northern skies by i am klootMocha wrote, produced and directed the video after working with the band on their 2005 offering Over My Shoulder (the second video below for fans of the outfit [see original article, link above]).

The firm's commercial director Owen Cotterell told How-Do that Mocha was approached directly by the band's management following the success of the previous shoot.

He noted: "That had been a heavily animated piece whereas we wanted the treatment for this track to be more organic and film-based."

eccleston in northern skies by i am klootNorthern Skies is taken from I Am Kloot's forthcoming album 'Sky At Night', which is produced by Elbow's Guy Garvey and on sale 5 July.

Mocha has previously worked with artists including Moco, Jack Cooper, Fierce Girl, Half Cousin and former Atomic Kitten, Jenny Frost.

More screencaps in the Crate. Previous collaboration - I Am Kloot - 'Proof'

2 comments:

powerjen51 said...

It's a beautiful song, that I first heard Stuart Maconie play last week.

Saw IAK a couple of years ago accoustically in Birmingham which a lot of people were shouting out for them to play "Proof"

The string arrangments remind me of Nick Drake, even though it's produced by the boys from Elbow and not John Wood.

¡Oye Cristóbal! said...

I've heard it first in a gig at Hop and Grape last year - where they also played Proof - or rather listened to the chorus of attendees performing it =)

I'm a bit suspicious of the Elbow-lite concept (see Lately), but this song is really alright.

And the vid is of course awesome.