Klaxons’ James Righton starts Shock Machine project, shares EP

Listen to ‘Open up the Sky’, the first post-Klaxons material since the group called it quits.

Back in late 2014, Klaxons announced their “last headline tour”, playing a handful of dates in early 2015 before calling it quits.

Over a year on, and one third of the trio - James Righton (pictured, right) - has shared music from his new project, Shock Machine.

A debut EP titled ‘Open up the Sky’ is streaming in full on Dazed. It follows the unveiling of a self-titled track back in March. James Ford (of Simian Mobile Disco) is on production duties, and it’s mixed by Ben Allen.

In a new interview, Righton explained the motivation behind Klaxons’ split: “We could have carried on, but it was far more exciting for me – and at the same time, scarier – to actually just pull the cord.”

Speaking about Shock Machine, he says this project was his way of falling back in love with music. “I just reacquainted myself with the things that I fell in love with when I got into music in the first place – which was (things) like Todd Rundgren and The Beatles,” he says.

Listen to Shock Machine’s self-titled track below and the new EP in full here.

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