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Klaxons 'weren't like a band on debut'

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Klaxons 'Surfing The Void'
Klaxons have admitted that they didn't feel like a band when they released their debut album.

The group, who released their second record Surfing The Void this week, believe that the new LP is more cohesive than their previous effort, the Mercury Prize-winning Myths Of The Near Future.

Bassist Jamie Reynolds told Spinner Music: "We fundamentally weren't a band on our first record. We were very much a collection of ideas by three people that reached out and worked with a producer. That then allowed us to make these ideas into the realities of being songs and us a band.

"We wished our success into existence and we naively carried that with us. And the spirit carried us to the point that everything worked."

The four-piece also revealed that their original follow-up was rejected by their label, leading them to work with heavy metal producer Ross Robinson.

Discussing bandmate Stefan Halperin, Reynolds said: "It's noticeable how much bigger everything sounds now. Stefan is like a different man thanks to Ross. He just came along and everything started working."

Surfing The Void is currently on course for a top five position this Sunday.

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