In less than two years the Mercury Award winning Klaxons have gone from a nebulous but strangely spot-on 'concept' combining indie-rock with early 90s hardcore rave to a fully fledged members of the indie rock establishment, a band that burst with original ideas, a untouchable creative vision and a sound that they can truly call their own.
Thier debut album 'Myths Of The Near Future' was produced by James Ford of Simian Mobile Disco. With their stew of cosmic imagery, avant-garde awareness, dizzy melodies and raging energy, Klaxons became a cultural moment of 2007.
With a Mercury Prize under their belt and pop credentials like a stage shared with Rihanna, the band prepared to bridge the Atlantic and unleash another wallop of existentialism set to arm-flailing beats and shimmering synths. It was at this point that the band found themselves on the precipice of a vacuum that would keep them paralyzed for roughly a year.
Still, Klaxons moved further into the vacuum, rather than retreat, and the resulting album is an exploration of the esoteric matters that have long consumed the band. The album's mission statement 'Surfing The Void' distills down both the band's perception of the larger cultural void and the one that existed within themselves before arriving at the perfect alchemy of thought and action. In doing so, the band found it wasn't a void at all but an opportunity. In embracing the presence of the absence, an entirely new landscape was mapped.