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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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  • Nandow1991

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

    22 Jul 8:36pm Reply
  • steffansdrums

    this album is great shit!!! how do you maybe like it? these aren't klaxons! don't you hear? big falling

    21 Jul 10:30am 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
  • steffansdrums

    please,will remove this photo from profile. tears are laughing. i'm crying...

    17 Jul 9:53am 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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    29 Jun 9:12pm Reply
  • Kittichan

    Haven't listen to them for years, saw them live for the first time yesterday and it was probably my personal highlight of the festival.

    29 Jun 2:25pm Reply
  • mr_sadness

    Good new album!

    28 Jun 11:14am Reply
  • tootbrush

    Wow, this is dreadful. I generally don't think much of singles, but this time the direction in its sound turned out to be bang on for the rest of the album. What a shame.

    27 Jun 11:34am Reply
  • ajablagargala

    Why are everyone else's opinions inferior to my own?

    27 Jun 2:55am Reply
  • HenryBadaroh

    About the new album, just a commercial shit. [2] And I want those who say different to be listening to this crap in three months.

    26 Jun 4:49pm Reply
  • Nandow1991

    Great Album. Not brilliant like Myths, but it's a Nice and fun album to listen.

    25 Jun 5:46am Reply
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