Artist Name: Klaxons

03 Jun 2006, 22:38 31,822,200 1,409,935

KlaxonsKlaxons are an indie rock 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. Though the band's sound is decidedly art rock, they draw upon some less common influences - notably the rave culture of the 1990s, which they appropriate and redefine in a post-modern fashion. Their influences are perhaps most represented in their covers of rave hits "The Bouncer" by Kicks Like a Mule and "Not Over Yet" by Grace. Both tracks have since been released by the band, the first as part of a double a-side with "Gravity's Rainbow" in March 2006 and the latter as a single on June 25, 2007 titled "It's Not Over Yet".

While the band are consistently hailed as the defining act of the sparsely-populated Nu Rave movement, Klaxons have worked to avoid being typecast as champions of the disputed genre that may or may not exist. Indeed, it is questionable whether or not the style referred to as "New Rave" is even appreciably different from the older genre dance-punk. Even so, Klaxons member Jamie Reynolds expressed no regrets at the dubious honor, saying that "...it's great that it started as an in-joke and became a minor youth subculture"

Klaxons recorded a song All Rights Reversed with Chemical Brothers on their album We Are The Night(2007).

Top Track of Atist: Klaxons

Golden Skans - Klaxons

Golden Skans

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Atlantis to Interzone - Klaxons

Atlantis to Interzone

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It's Not Over Yet - Klaxons

It's Not Over Yet

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Gravity's Rainbow - Klaxons

Gravity's Rainbow

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Two Receivers - Klaxons

Two Receivers

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Magick - Klaxons

Magick

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Totem on the Timeline - Klaxons

Totem on the Timeline

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Isle of Her - Klaxons

Isle of Her

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Forgotten Works - Klaxons

Forgotten Works

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As Above, So Below - Klaxons

As Above, So Below

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Four Horsemen of 2012 - Klaxons

Four Horsemen of 2012

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Echoes - Klaxons

Echoes

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The Same Space - Klaxons

The Same Space

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Twin Flames - Klaxons

Twin Flames

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Surfing the Void - Klaxons

Surfing the Void

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Venusia - Klaxons

Venusia

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Flashover - Klaxons

Flashover

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Extra Astronomical - Klaxons

Extra Astronomical

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Future Memories - Klaxons

Future Memories

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Cypherspeed - Klaxons

Cypherspeed

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As Above So Below - Klaxons

As Above So Below

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The Bouncer - Klaxons

The Bouncer

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Show Me a Miracle - Klaxons

Show Me a Miracle

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Hall Of Records - Klaxons

Hall Of Records

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Gravitys Rainbow - Klaxons

Gravitys Rainbow

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Instrumental - Klaxons

Instrumental

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No Diggity - Klaxons

No Diggity

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Invisible Forces - Klaxons

Invisible Forces

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Out of the Dark - Klaxons

Out of the Dark

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Atom to Atom - Klaxons

Atom to Atom

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4 Horsemen Of 2012 - Klaxons

4 Horsemen Of 2012

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New Reality - Klaxons

New Reality

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(Untitled) - Klaxons

(Untitled)

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Rhythm of Life - Klaxons

Rhythm of Life

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Liquid Light - Klaxons

Liquid Light

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Love Frequency - Klaxons

Love Frequency

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The Dreamers - Klaxons

The Dreamers

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Not Over Yet - Klaxons

Not Over Yet

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