Nu rave heroes support campaign

Mercury award winning nu rave icons Klaxons have begun recording new material in a solar powered studio.

Klaxons burst through onto the mainstream with their kaleidoscopic mixture of indie and old school rave. With bonkers lyrics and some wide eyed abandon, the group were instant cult heroes scoring a massive hit with their cover of 'It's Not Over Yet'.

Early singles such as the 'Xan Valleys EP' brought the band massive media hype, with Klaxons eventually signing for major label Polydor.

The band's debut album 'Myths Of The Near Future' was released in 2007, and went on to scoop the Mercury Music Prize. Spawning the ignoble sub-genre known as 'nu rave' Klaxons toured the nation, bringing their indie-rave to the provinces.

The group played a sensational duet with Rihanna at last year's Brit Awards ceremony, mashing together their 'Golden Skans' anthem with the R&B singer's single 'Umbrella'.

However the Klaxons trail has gone cold since then. Retreating to the studio to work on the always-difficult second album the band were reportedly told by their record company to scrap new material as it was too psychedelic.

The band obliged, and returned to the studio to work on new material. According to a new announcement from the group the album is being recorded in a solar powered studio, with Klaxons backing the We Support Solar campaign.

"We're proud to back the We Support Solar campaign. We use The Premises solar-powered recording studio and we know how important solar power is to the delivery of a low carbon UK."

Amongst the other prominent supporters of the We Support Solar campaign are foul mouthed pop pixie Lily Allen, over 200 MPs and environmental organisation Greenpeace.

Klaxons are set to release their second album later this year.

Click HERE to visit the We Support Solar website!

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