February 4, 2009 0:44
Klaxons debut new songs in London
Band play tiny club show in the capital
Klaxons played a show at the White Heat club night at London's Madame Jojo's venue earlier tonight (February 3), debuting a series of new songs destined for their forthcoming second album.
Fans queued around the block to see the four-piece play new songs 'Moonhead', 'Imaginary Pleasures', 'In Silver Forest' and 'Valley Of The Calm Trees'.
Taking the stage at 10pm (GMT) wearing some unusual costumes, frontman Jamie Reynolds sported a large tutu and formal jacket with tails, while guitarist Simon Taylor wore small blue shorts and tights.
The new songs, showcased in front of a packed crowd that included Mark Ronson, former Dirty Pretty Things guitarist Anthony Rossomando and Ox.Eagle.Lion.Man's Frederick Blood-Royale, boasted a rockier edge than those on the band's debut album, 'Myths Of The Near Future'.
Shunning samples and showcasing a chunky, guitar-driven sound, the four new tracks still offered up the band's trademark melodic choruses and harmony-driven hooks.
"I'm a bit nervous," Reynolds told NME.COM before the show. "It's kind of hard playing [in] such a small place, making eye contact with people you know while you're playing new songs. It's kind of easier playing in Brazil!"
Klaxons ended their set with a rapturously-received version of 'Atlantis To Interzone'.
They also hinted that they are set to announce details of further small London gigs soon.
'As Above So Below'
'In Silver Forest'
'Valley Of The Calm Trees'
'Atlantis To Interzone'
Read NME's Klaxons comeback gig blog on the NME Office Blog now.