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New Cross, London, United Kingdom (2005 – present)

Klaxons are an band based in London. The band consists of Jamie Reynolds (bass, vocals), James Righton (keyboards, vocals), Simon Taylor-Davies (guitar) and Steffan Halperin (drums).

Reynolds, Righton and Taylor-Davies formed the band in New Cross, London, United Kingdom, in 2005 Their debut single, “Gravity’s Rainbow” was released on 29 March 2006 as a 500 copies limited 7-inch vinyl, decorated by the band themselves. Their first first EP, Xan Valleys, was released on 16 October 2006, and contained their first two singles alongside some remixes.

Following the release of numerous 7-inch singles on different independent record labels, as well as the success of previous singles “Magick” and “Golden Skans”, the band released their debut album, Myths of the Near Future on 29 January 2007. The album won the 2007 Nationwide Mercury Prize.

After headlining their first tour (the 2007 NME Indie Rave Tour), as well as playing numerous festivals and headlining tours worldwide, the band started working on their follow-up album in October 2007.

HMV describes Klaxons as “acid-rave sci-fi punk-funk”, a phrase lifted directly from Tim Chester’s Radar feature in NME, while their MySpace page touts ‘Psychedelic / Progressive / Pop’. However, they are one of the isolated acts being referred to as ‘Nu Rave’, a genre term coined by Angular Records founder Joe Daniel, who released the trio’s first single.

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  • makemesmiile

    I feel sorry for those who can't see how awesome this album is. +7

    24 Aug 9:28pm Reply
  • Sasha95sss

    слушала их в 2010-11м. уже больше миллиона слушателей. крутые стали=)

    23 Aug 1:43pm Reply
  • nodaywithoutb

    Няши.

    22 Aug 9:00am Reply
  • gijano

    I feel sorry for those who can't see how awesome this album is. +6

    12 Aug 7:59pm Reply
  • Itamar95

    Love Frequency is embarrassingly bad... +2

    9 Aug 1:24am Reply
  • WhatTheFrack

    I feel sorry for those who can't see how awesome this album is. +5

    6 Aug 5:53pm Reply
  • aka_mepi

    Vaya basura de disco nuevo.

    5 Aug 2:45pm Reply
  • haohaohyuk

    I feel sorry for those who can't see how awesome this album is. +4

    4 Aug 4:04pm Reply
  • dimka_nechai

    I feel sorry for those who can't see how awesome this album is. +3

    1 Aug 12:37pm Reply
  • Nandow1991

    I feel sorry for those who can't see how awesome this album is. +2

    22 Jul 8:36pm Reply
  • diegomusichot

    I feel sorry for those who can't see how awesome this album is. +1

    20 Jul 11:09pm Reply
  • quentin_L4

    I feel sorry for those who can't see how awesome this album is.

    20 Jul 5:51pm Reply
  • MagdaGothic666

    Why "The big squeeze" is only a bonus track? It's great!

    14 Jul 11:28am Reply
  • skeletocat

    i'm all for bands changing their sound dramatically but not when they change and become dull and unoriginal as klaxons have.

    11 Jul 4:19pm Reply
  • monstergroove

    Yeah, there is no other time and the dreamers are weak, but the other tracks make up for it. It is quite light and sweet, really calming... the cover fits the music very well. There are no abrasive or challenging parts. Fun.

    9 Jul 5:56pm Reply
  • TamaTheOriginal

    I'm also disappointed by this new poor record, anyway I'll see them tonight, hoping that they drop some punchy tunes from their much more original first LP.

    9 Jul 10:35am Reply
  • RiceCookie

    The new album is completely different from the previous ones, but I like it.

    7 Jul 10:30am Reply
  • Kavin030897

    I love their new album. Fuck me, right?

    6 Jul 3:04pm Reply
  • bernardop

    Love Frequency is embarrassingly bad...

    2 Jul 8:08pm Reply
  • Goody-Jo

    new album is dope! [2] Love the new sound as much as the old sound. People who don't like bands moving on and reinventing themselves are just close minded.

    2 Jul 4:12pm Reply
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