Klaxons to release album outtakes as EP

Band say 'folky' tracks will 'see the light of day' at some point

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Klaxons say they intend to release the outtakes from their last album as an EP.

The band, whose second album 'Surfing The Void' is released on August 23, recorded a variety of songs for the record which did not ultimately make the cut.

However, Klaxons have told Zane Lowe that they now intend to release the tracks that did not fit the final album on their own at some point.

"It sounds folky, it's not a record for a start it's an EP, which will see the light of day at some point," James Righton confirmed. "It's a lot more complicated, a lot more considered as well. Lots of layered vocals."

Bassist Jamie Reynolds added that the outtakes were a lot slower than the songs that made 'Surfing The Void'.

"It's quite slow, there's a waltz on it and it's just great. A seven-minute waltz!" he explained. "We've taken tracks and taken all the music out and replaced it with drones – it's very drudgy and slow and beautiful and odd."

Reynolds also explained the reason why the band conducted the various sessions, before recording the lion's share of the album in California with producer Ross Robinson in the video interview on ZaneLowe.com.

"I think it was just a case of we'd only written 15 songs before [we started writing this album]," he said. "I think we went to perfect our craft, learning to write songs, figuring out how to write songs and lyrics. It was a time, having only written a small batch, to concentrate on what we were good at and figure that out without any consideration of writing a pop record."

Klaxons are set to play the Reading And Leeds Festivals which take place between August 27 and 29.
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