Having taken three years in the making, Klaxons second album 'Surfing The Void' finally saw the light of day last week. Having scaled the dizzy heights of success with its predecessor 'Myths Of The Near Future' culminating in 2007's Mercury Music Prize, expectations were high for the follow-up, despite several of the initial recordings being scrapped by the record label or band themselves, depending on whose version of events you wish to believe.
Now, with unanimously positive reviews across various segments of the media, they're about to take the stage at 2010's Leeds Festival for their biggest show to date since 'Surfing The Void''s release.
First, singer, guitarist and principal songwriter Jamie Reynolds talks to Contactmusic about the new record, the decision to change producers halfway through the recording process and the lasting legacy of the nu-rave movement Klaxons spawned.
Life Is a Highway (From "Cars"/Official Video)
Kelli O'Hara "Wonderful Guy"