The 'Fire' band have ambitions to pack as much power into their sound as the wide scale 70s rockers, but guitarist Serge Pizzorno wants to marry it with an ultra-modern edge.
He said: ''Futuristic rock 'n' roll music has been the mantra from the start. I want it to be as powerful as Led Zeppelin, but I don't want it to sound like 1971.''
The band have just headlined a huge show at London's Royal Albert Hall in aid of charity Teenage Cancer Trust, and Serge admits they needed a little warming up after having not performed for a while.
He told NME magazine: ''The first rehearsal was a bit... s**t, but then you feel your way back into it. We seem to be getting better as a band. It gets easier. We just tried to turn it into [small venue] the 100 club. It is grand in the Albert Hall, but there's something about turning it on its head and seeing chaos and crowd surfing. I suppose the key is to have no respect for the venue and turn everything up as loud as you can.''