KLAXONS TO PERFORM IN FALMOUTH & PLYMOUTH IN MAY
Cornwall’s SW1 Productions have announced a very special underplay show with the mighty new rave pioneers Klaxons at Plymouth’s White Rabbit on Wednesday 28 May and Falmouth’s Princess Pavilion on Thursday 29 May.
In 2007 Klaxons did what pretty much no band have done since: arrive with a fully-fledged ideology – new rave. It might be hard to remember now, but back then it was strange seeing a high street normally shifting outfits in various hews of bland flooded with weird neon clothing.
On 2nd June 2014, Love Frequency, Klaxons’ third album drops. While their second record was perceived as a rejection of their dance influenced past, this is a return to it. Once again they’ve leapt to the front of a queue of none as the only group of people blending the euphoria of today’s dance scene with the aesthetics, experimentation and instrumentation of post-punk.
“I think we are still a subversive pop band who don’t make straight up pop,” says Simon. “We’re still pretty out there with the music we make but we’ve always succeeded in making something that is still digestible for large numbers of people.” It’s a fantastic record, exploring the double lead falsetto and relaxed rave synth that have always been their trademark, but through the prism of NYC RnB (“Show Me a Miracle”), British synth pop (“Out of the Dark”), and straight up 90s Corona chart house (“Invisible Forces”).
Three years in the making, Love Frequency reasserts the most basic principals of Klaxons; that it is possible to make bizarre, transformative pop music that can conquer stadiums just as well as backward, tub-thumping rock or gumboot American EDM DJs. This is a record where R’n’B production, prog and dance music sensibilities collide somewhere near the summit of Hit Parade. ”We always claimed that we were making contemporary dance music and now that’s exactly what we’re doing.” Says Jamie.
Recorded in bursts with a regular rotation of their friends, before finishing it themselves. Time was spent with James Murphy, Tom Rowlands of the Chemical Brothers, Erol Alkan and electro duo, Gorgon City. Input from all remains, but with tracks being revisited many times, the final record is a mélange of all producers, fed through the filter of the three Klaxons. “People were happy with us to cross pollinate different sessions with each other which is a way we’ve never worked before” says James.
“We have arrived” says Jamie “On the first two albums, we were taking off and this one is us flying. We are there.”
“Yeah,” says James. “The dream for Klaxons still is to play music we love and to play it well to people who lose their minds on music and have the greatest time of their lives.”
There will only be 400 tickets available each show, Plymouth tickets are available here and Falmouth tickets are available from www.seetickets.com 0871 2200260 or the Princess Pavilion Box Office 01326 211222 (all subject to booking fee).
by 247 Magazine