Fans of Klaxons have had a bit of a wait for the indie rockers to release their third album.
But their latest offering ‘Love Frequency’ is out now and Jamie Reynolds explained what the band has been up to in the four years between albums.
“It didn’t feel like a long time when you look back on it in the diary… Oh, actually, maybe that was,” he said. “Why was it so long? I don’t know. We were just sort of enjoying ourselves. Learning, I think, was one of the main things we were doing.”
Fellow band member James Righton spoke of their approach to producing records: “Learning, gigging, usual kind of thing. We don’t rush albums that’s for sure.”
The band collaborated with a whole host of famous names. James Murphy, The Chemical Brothers’ Tom Rowlands, electro DJ Erol Alkan and Gorgon City all worked on the album at various stages of its production.
The trio were particularly enthusiastic about the video for their nineties-rave-inspired single “Show Me A Miracle”.
“‘Show Me A Miracle’ is a track which we produced on our own with an engineer called Steve Dubbs, and we’ve just released a fantastic video for it directed by Brother, which is us on motorbikes with aliens and all kinds of bizarre things which you’d expect from us,” Simon Taylor-Davis enthused.
“And I guess it’s kind of like probably one of the most pop kind of sounding things on the record. And it was this journey which we’d been on and learning new software making this record and really kind of trying to hone in ourselves and producing our own records. This is the kind of end product of that and I think it’s something we were really proud of when we finished it.”
Klaxons will be showcasing their new album on their European tour throughout the summer.