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- Posted on May 26th 2010 6:59AM by Johnny Dee
The band debuts a noisier, heavier guitar sound on its new tracks, which were produced by Ross Robinson -- famous for his work with metal bands Korn and Slipknot -- in Los Angeles. Robinson described the album on his Twitter account as "very violent" and "melodic."
"It's pop but still pretty edgy," bassist Jamie Reynolds told BBC Radio One's Zane Lowe about their new material on Tuesday, May 25. "['Flashover' is] probably one of the heaviest things we've done.
"It's taken a long time to make," he continued. "But it sounds right for now and sounds right for us. We had a lot of fun making it."
The band has also revealed that former Dirty Pretty Things guitarist Anthony Rossomando is joining their ranks for their forthcoming live shows.
'Flashover' -- which will not be released as a single -- marks the end of a long wait for new Klaxons material. The band began working on its second album -- the follow-up to 2007's Mercury Prize-winning 'Myths of the Near Future' -- at the start of last year but initial sessions were rejected by the band's record company, Polydor, who deemed the album "too experimental."
Ross Robinson was enlisted as their producer in November 2009 and the recording was finished to the satisfaction of both band and label in February 2010.
Klaxons have also announced a series of live dates ahead of their headline slot on the second stage at the Reading and Leeds festivals in August and will play:
Southend Chinnerys, England (May 26)
Colchester Arts Centre, England (May 27)
Plymouth White Rabbit, England (June 2)
Gloucester Guildhall, England (June 3)
Paris Nouveau Casino, France (June 15)
Glasgow King Tuts Wah Wah Hut, Scotland (July 13)
Manchester Ruby Lounge, England (July 14)
London Village Underground, England (July 27)