Klaxons look ahead to tenth anniversary

As the band release their new album, frontman Jamie Reynolds considers another milestone.

There’s no denying that Klaxons have grown up. They’re a vision of health as they stroll through Islington, frontman Jamie Reynolds excitedly explaining that he ran 10K this morning whilst sipping a smoothie and beaming about guitarist Simon Taylor-Davis recently running the marathon. But as he chats over juice in a café, it’s clear that the Technicolor madness attracting everyone to their weird pop world is still very much present.

“I’ve got one eye on the future,” comments Jamie. It shows, in the bouncing synth lines on their new album and and in the ambitious video for ‘Love Frequency’. Featuring alien abduction, religious iconography and three figures - Jamie, Simon and keyboardist James Righton - positioned within a kaleidoscope of colours, it’s everything that’s ever come to be expected of Klaxons. Time is on the band’s side, as Jamie brings up an article from a Russian news website on his phone with the headline “Alien Baptism! Pope Francis would welcome Martians to the Church,” laughing at the relevance.

With an interest in extra-terrestrial beings infiltrating their world, having their music sent to space is something that Jamie seriously considers but isn’t logistically possible at the moment. His mind is stuck on a more imminent future: Klaxons’ tenth anniversary. “That’s all I can think about!” he says, matter-of-factly. He remembers the date they formed right down to the day, 5th November 2005. If he had the ability to time travel, that exact date in 2015 is where he’d end up. “Find out what the hell is going on at our tenth anniversary! What has gone on for ten years? It doesn’t feel like that long.”

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