Klaxons second album which was released on Monday is influenced by another alternative sub culture and is not just more of the nu rave sounds that earned them critical acclaim with their first album in 2007. Surfing the Void has been produced by Ross Robinson who in the past has worked with metal bands such as Korn and Slipnot. Tracks such as the recent single ‘Echoes’ are reminiscent of the style on Myths of the Near Future and the record in it’s entirety doesn’t abandon the sound that has made them so popular. However, Ross’s influence on the album is said to have pushed the band closer to nu metal as guitar riffs and a distorted rock sound feature heavily. Fans will be pleased that the band have continued to experiment whilst still having made another dance record.
Gigwise.com interviewed Klaxons at the end of July where the band discussed the new album, their success of 2007 amongst other things. Read the full interview Klaxons: Back from the Brink here.
We’re counting down the days until Klaxon’s second album is released on the 23rd of August (Monday week!) The London based trio won the Mercury in 2007 with their acclaimed debut Myths of the Near Future helping to define the nu rave scene. Whilst we’re looking forward to more of the same with Surfing the Void the band also claim to have written some ‘slower’ folk material which they plan to bring out as an EP.