Klaxons have declared that they will not be joining the rest of the world’s bands on the slog that is the festival circuit this summer, instead holing up to concentrate on their new album.
The follow-up to last year’s Myths of the Near Future was recorded in part with Tony Visconti (David Bowie) in Berlin last month, and, if the band’s earlier schedule is to be believed, they are now working with hip-hop producer Focus on another set of tracks.
"We're not doing any festivals this summer," said James Righton; "We're doing one in Brazil, apart from that, literally, we're just going to spend the time writing and recording. From now until October we're just going to be writing and recording the album.
“Slow down, y'know? We're not going to rush it, that's the main thing I think." Righton continued to explain to BBC 6 Music. “I think a lot of bands can give themselves two or three weeks to write and record an album, but we want to do a bit of recording, have a bit of a break, come back to it, be a bit more objective about it, and then start again."
“I mean it's just got to be better than the first you know? So we need a bit of time to do it, and now we've got it.”
The album is tentatively pencilled in for a release in the autumn.
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