It’s been an eventful rocket ride for Klaxons since their inception 3 years ago, injecting a dazzling and much needed moment of rave hedonism into the midst of indie tedium with the truly original and enormously influential Mercury award-winning album Myths Of The Near Future.
Klaxons rode that wave around the world several times over, to the top of the charts and into fans and critics hearts from Brisbane to Brixton. Come August the four horsemen of 2012 return with Surfing The Void, Klaxons sophomore record.
They’ve taken their time coming back but returning with an artfully crafted dazzler. Produced in LA by US rock legend Ross Robinson (Sepultura, Slipknot, At the Drive In, The Cure) and written over the course of a three year long musical journey, it’s a brilliantly diverse and engaging alternative rock record.
We were given a taster of what to expect – or perhaps what not to expect – with the teaser track ‘Flashover’ being streamed on www.klaxons.net last month.
Now it’s time for the full sonic explosion.