The Thekla Archives: 2014

Klaxons, Thekla presents Klaxons: 14+ event

  • Friday 31st October 2014

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In 2007 Klaxons did what pretty much no band have done since: arrive with a fully fledged ideology - new rave. It might be hard to remember now, but back then it was strange seeing a high street normally shifting outfits in various hews of bland flooded with weird neon clothing. On 2nd June 2014, Love Frequency, Klaxons’ third album drops. While their second record was perceived as a rejection of their dance influenced past, this is a return to it. Once again they've leapt to the front of a queue of none as the only group of people blending the euphoria of today's dance scene with the aesthetics, experimentation and instrumentation of post-punk. 

“I think we are still a subversive pop band who don’t make straight up pop,” says Simon. “We’re still pretty out there with the music we make but we’ve always succeeded in making something that is still digestible for large numbers of people.” 

It’s a fantastic record, exploring the double lead falsetto and relaxed rave synth that have always been their trademark, but through the prism of NYC RnB (“Show Me a Miracle”), British synth pop (“Out of the Dark”), and straight up 90s Corona chart house (“Invisible Forces”). 

FRIDAY 31 OCTOBER

THEKLA BRISTOL
The Grove, Bristol BS1 4RB
Doors 7:00pm
Ages 14+

Advance tickets available from:
www.alt-tickets.co.uk
www.gigantic.com
Bristol Ticket Shop
0844 871 881

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