Nowadays, it seems that the best way for former pop stars to get themselves back in the public eye is to make a documentary. That way you can go over what happened to make you famous in the first place, spill a few beans here and there, and essentially re-ignite the flame of interest, in […]
It sounds like a new romance may be in bloom for Keira Knigthley. According to The Daily Mirror, the 26-year-old English beauty has reportedly been hanging out with Klaxons keyboardist/vocalist James Righton. Knightley, who split from her longtime boyfriend, Rupert Friend, late last year, apparently took up with the 27-year-old British musician about four weeks […]
Klaxons were one of the most hyped bands to emerge from the UK in the past ten years. (That’s saying a lot for a decade that produced The Darkness.) They produced some energetic, rave-y, falsetto-filled singles (“Golden Skans,” the cover of Grace‘s “It’s Not Over Yet”), pulled off some ballsy live shows, and threatened world […]
I’m a fan of the Klaxons version, which transformed this song into a space-rock thrash. The 1995 original, from the Paul Oakenfold/Steve Osborne band Grace, is sophisticated disco, featuring icy vocals from Patti Low. It was a huge dance club hit.
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 […]
Tomorrow night’s BRITs are shaping up to be one of the most anticipated in recent memory. With the Osbournes hosting and Sir Paul McCartney performing, the ceremony already had potential for standout moments. Yesterday, word came that Rihanna will team up with Klaxons during her performance to offer up a fresh take on her hit, […]
Tanya Bower, fresh from a stint in Thailand, sends me this jam from the Mercury Prize-winning Klaxons, along with a note: “I know there is no shortage of Anglo for your ear, but I love this song. Shout out to Koh Phangan in the song where I just returned from and where me mates played […]
It’s that time of year again:the committee behind the Mercury Prize, the prestigious award given to the year’sbest album by a British or Irish artist, has announced the twelve albums comprising2007’s shortlist. They are as follows: Bat for Lashes, Fur andGold Fionn Regan, The End of History New Young Pony Club, FantasticPlayroom Klaxons, Myths of […]