Klaxons

Klaxons

Klaxons

When people talk about the recent indie-slash-electro crossover movement, there’s one word that never takes long to pop up. Klaxons. All in their early 20s, what the English four-piece lack in experience they make up for with style, energy and more hits than you can shake a (glow)stick at.

The past couple of years have been a rollercoaster ride for Simon Taylor-Davis, James Righton and Jamie Reynolds. After forming in 2005 with drummer Finnigan Kidd (Kidd left the band to focus on Hatcham Social), the band released two singles – _Gravity’s Rainbow (Angular) and Atlantis to Interzone (Merok) – midway through 2006 before dropping the Xan Valleys EP at the end of the year.

In January this year, Klaxons released debut album Myths of the Near Future. With live drummer Steffan Halperin joining on a semi-permanent basis, the newest edition of the band exceeded all expectations as the album entered the UK albums chart at number two. Despite debuting at 16 just a week earlier, lead-off single Golden Skans eventually climbed to number seven on the singles chart, cementing Klaxons’ place at the top of the nu-rave tree.

With that sort of momentum, 2007 is set to be the year of the Klaxon. They’ll feature on All Right Reserved, a track on the forthcoming Chemical Brothers album, and will perform countless festival performances including Roskilde, not one but two sets at Glastonbury and our very own Splendour in the Grass.


Klaxons - Love Frequency

Klaxons - Love Frequency

By Tim Klingbiel 26th Jun, 2014

Splendour moving portraits: The National, Chet Faker, Wavves, MS MR1

Splendour moving portraits: The National, Chet Faker, Wavves, MS MR

By Faster Louder 29th Jul, 2013

International tour wrap: Fat Freddy's Drop, Gomez, Klaxons, Beach Fossils

International tour wrap: Fat Freddy's Drop, Gomez, Klaxons, Beach Fossils

By Freya Jones 23rd May, 2013

There's plenty of music headed our way for the second half of this year, including tours from Fat Freddy's Drop, Gomez's Ben Ottewell, Beach Fossils and Klaxons.

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Falls Festival: Day Two @ Lorne, Victoria (30/12/2010)

By Joe Lusk 3rd Jan, 2011

Seminal performances from home and abroad bring day 2 of the festival to a simmering end.

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Klaxons Xmas gift

By Tom Mann 23rd Dec, 2010

Klaxons have announced that they’ll release material from their ‘rejected’ album on Christmas Day.

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Klaxons

By Nick Mason 15th Dec, 2010

Klaxons' drummer Steffan Halperin chats with FL concerning their new record, nu-rave and a return down under.

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NME’s 2010 cool list

By Tom Mann 20th Oct, 2010

Wondering if your playlist is approved by the arbiters of musical cool? Check out the surprises on the NME cool list for 2010.

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Klaxons - Surfing the Void

By Victoria Birch 26th Aug, 2010

After three years there's still enough rocket fuel in Klaxons' tank to justify joining them for another ride.

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Southbound 2011 line-up

By FasterLouder HQ 11th Aug, 2010

Southbound returns with one of the biggest line-ups of the summer.

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Falls Festival and Sunset Sounds line-ups

By Sarah Smith 10th Aug, 2010

Falls Festival and Sunset Sounds is back with the festival's biggest line-ups to date.

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Klaxons deny 'rejected' album

By 5th Aug, 2010

Klaxons tell FasterLouder that the stories about a "rejected album" are complete lies.

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Klaxons Australian tour dates

By Dave Ruby howe 19th Jul, 2010

Klaxons return to Australia to show off track from their highly anticipated new album 'Surfing The Void.'

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Klaxons return

By Dave Ruby howe 27th May, 2010

After the band scrapped an album for sounding too 'folky', a taste of the new Klaxons album has finally been released.

Nevereverland, Modular's 10th Birthday Party @ The Riverstage, Brisbane (20/12/2008)

Nevereverland, Modular's 10th Birthday Party @ The Riverstage, Brisbane (20/12/2008)

By Stew Riddle 30th Dec, 2008

Modular celebrated their tenth birthday at Brisbane's Riverstage by putting together an astrophysical array of its acts for a big dance party.

Nevereverland @ Belvoir Amphitheatre, Perth, 21/12/085

Nevereverland @ Belvoir Amphitheatre, Perth, 21/12/08

By Tanya Mokdad 24th Dec, 2008

Celebrating 10 years of Modular, Nevereverland went bush at Perth's Belvoir Amphitheatre not unlike the magical Peter Pan Neverland forest.

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zincsulfate zincsulfate said on Tue 29th Oct, 2013
"amazing"
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lukey26 lukey26 said on Sat 8th Jan, 2011
"Interpol were fucking fantastic at the Palace last night...."
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Spicy McHaggis Spicy McHaggis said on Wed 29th Dec, 2010
" You mean that cover they did of a Kicks like a Mule s..."
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jhf92 jhf92 said on Wed 15th Dec, 2010
"klaxons are playing sideshows?"
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vesperteen vesperteen said on Mon 25th Oct, 2010
" *nods*"