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Klaxons Hope to Make “First Great Record of Next Decade”


Recording a second album to follow a hit debut can be a daunting task — just ask the Klaxons.

The quartet — who fuse indie rock with rave music — have been recording the follow-up to their first release, Myths of the Near Future, since early 2007, working with David Bowie producer Tony Visconti and Simian Mobile Disco’s James Ford.

But following early reports of “psychedelic” songs and their label’s reported dissatisfaction with them, it seems the band have chosen to go in a different direction.

“We’ve now got 28 songs and we’re just about to put it together as a complete record. We’re looking for a producer and if anyone out there makes records, give us a bell,” Klaxons founding member Jamie Reynolds told BBC 6. “We’ve taken it to the next stage and it’s rawer and simpler and as we were at our best. We’ve stripped the complication and we’re back to being raucous.”

But unless you plan on seeing the band live, don’t expect to hear those raucous tunes anytime soon. “We’d really like to put out the first great record of the 2010s rather than the last great one of this decade,” Reynolds revealed. “That’s become an aspiration and a goal.”

That probably explains the delay with the next Amy Winehouse album, too.