BRITS 2008: Interview with Klaxons

I spoke with Klaxons keyboardist James Righton about the band's live shows, the quick rise to fame, their collaboration with Rihanna, and that super-homoerotic video for "Golden Skans."

Our chat features a brief appearance by a spectacularly wasted Jamie Reynolds. Jamie's bandmates seemed entertained by his behavior, but a journalist in the backstage area wasn't amused: "Don't expect to see them back next year because they will have f**ked it all up!"

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

See more posts by Kevin Wicks