Golden Skans (2:45)

Cover of Myths of the Near Future

From Myths of the Near Future and 28 other releases

“Golden Skans” is a song released by London band Klaxons on 22 January 2007. It reached #16 in the UK Singles Chart on download sales on 14 January (two weeks before the release of the CD) and climbed to #14 the next week, eventually reaching #7 after the CD release. It is taken from their first album Myths of the Near Future, which was released on 29 January 2007.

The track was also released on French label Ed Banger Records, as a French exclusive remix EP.

In May 2007, NME magazine placed “Golden Skans” at number 40 in its list of the 50 Greatest Indie Anthems Ever. The song has been covered on BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge on different occasions by both Mark Ronson and the Kaiser Chiefs.

An instrumental remix of the song has featured in the background of television trails for Brothers & Sisters on Channel 4, for BBC shows The Restaurant and Waterloo Road, and for ITV’s Emmerdale, all in 2007.

According to a radio interview with the Klaxons, the name “Golden Skans” is derived from a performance luminaire, the “Golden Scan” manufactured by Clay Paky.[1]

In December 2007, NME voted “Golden Skans” as the best NME single of the year in 2007; furthermore their debut album was the NME album of the year.

The song is featured on the soundtrack of Gran Turismo 5 Prologue.


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Light touched my hands in a dream of golden skans
From now on, you can forget all future plans
Night touched my hands with the turning, golden skans
From the night to the light, all plans are golden in your hands

MetroLyrics Full lyrics at MetroLyrics


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  • marzipanfrau

    ooiooiooiooiooioo aaahaa!

    22 Sep 6:39pm Reply
  • LAK95

    the first good klaxons song i listened to.

    15 Feb 2:07pm Reply
  • darkjavier

    this is not New Rave.

    6 Feb 6:29pm Reply
  • monocouillard

    @ashleybrianna haahahahahaha christ

    19 Jan 3:04pm Reply
  • neodraig

    @ashleybrianna you didn't loose your time time typing that, that was fun to read :p

    11 Jan 1:52am Reply
  • danielminty

    Amen to this track and it's existance.

    14 Jul 2013 Reply
  • ashleybrianna

    At first I thought this song said Golden Skanks. I started giggling to myself. Imagine this, I'm sitting at my desk sipping coffee and suddenly I see "Golden Skanks" from the corner of my eye and begin laughing and choking. A golden skank. Is this a skank wearing nothing but gold paint? A skank that sells her body and receives a mass lump sum therefore being labeled "golden" as a euphamism of sorts? Or a skank that is a gold digger. My aunt is a gold digger. She married a man for his millions and now lives in Bermuda. Imagine that. That's great. Never lift a finger in your life for anything, win a cruise, take that cruise, meet a millionare and marrying him. He said "marry me and I'll give you millions of dollars." Highly illegal as well as stupid! Paying someone to marry you. Then I realized this song is called Golden Skans and all my thinking all my pondering was in vain so now you see, I am sad. Because I wasted time typing this and thinking. My brain hurts.

    4 Jun 2013 Reply
  • BloodyParasite

    Hadn't listened to this song in ages <3

    29 Apr 2013 Reply
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  • The_Big_D

    Forever one of my favourite songs :D [2]

    26 Jan 2013 Reply
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  • anapaulabarros

    ♥ this song's mood

    23 Dec 2012 Reply
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  • Eco_Freako

    Love it!

    26 Nov 2012 Reply
  • DeadStar800

    Forever one of my favourite songs :D

    7 Nov 2012 Reply
  • relaxdud3

    o mannnnnnnnn<3

    4 Nov 2012 Reply
  • telyouwhat

    never gets old :)

    18 Oct 2012 Reply
  • corky64

    Still great....<3

    14 Oct 2012 Reply
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