The Mercury prize winners of 2007, Klaxons are working on new material for their eventual 2nd album. Their producer James Ford (one half of Simian Mobile Disco & producer for Arctic Monkeys) says that the new material is heading in a different direction than their debut. The direct quote came from the BBC Newsbeat and was as follows: “I think they’re still trying to push forward so I don’t think it’s going to sound too much like the last record. They’re trying to keep it melodic and vocal because that’s one of their great strong points. It’s going to be really exciting.”
Sounds cool to me. Aside from all the crazy new rave sounds they make, their vocals on songs like golden skans is one of their bright spots. Cool to see they aren’t going to just stick to the same genre. I was afraid they would just stay with what they had. Seems like everyone is taking risks these days, just ask Keane.
Just news for now, we will see how it is when material surfaces.