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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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  • lilusia12

    I feel sorry for those who can't see how awesome this album is. +8

    6 Oct 3:21pm Reply
  • Prizonsex

    Old Klaxons: While passing through the clouds of diamond dust As two mock suns arise beside our one The sundogs guide the way towards the east And set behind the valley of calm trees... New Klaxons: Show me a miracle, help me to see I need a miracle, to follow me follow me now Show me a miracle, give me the key I know it's possible, follow me follow me now Follow me follow me now Follow me follow me now

    5 Oct 5:55pm Reply
  • Syncope_loyalty

    Удивительно, как они могут быть настолько задорными и настолько унылыми одновременно)

    23 Sep 9:35am Reply
  • diegomusichot

    Love Frequency <3

    22 Sep 10:02pm Reply
  • Ferdinandgore

    I like the sound change in Klaxons´ new album.

    15 Sep 12:29am Reply
  • midori21

    something horrible happened to them.....

    8 Sep 10:27am Reply
  • Constantine_OL

    Love Frequency LP is fucking awesome!

    6 Sep 5:40pm Reply
  • jonas_dnd

    Love Frequency is the best album of Klaxons. I don't know how people can't see it

    5 Sep 2:23pm Reply
  • 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
  • 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
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