Klaxons bring 'Surfing The Void' to Leeds Festival

Singer Jamie Reynolds heaps praise on 'bonkers' Yorkshire crowd

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Klaxons showcased eight songs from their new album 'Surfing The Void' as they closed the NME/Radio 1 Stage at Leeds Festival tonight (August 28).

The band returned to the bash for the first time in three years to play their first and only UK festival this year.

The four-piece, who were joined by former Dirty Pretty Things guitarist Anthony Rossomando, played a relentless set which saw them say very little, other than praising the crowd.

"Fucking Leeds, look at you all," said singer and bassist Jamie Reynolds early on. "Thank you so much, it's a pleasure."

The band peppered their set with songs from their second album, but it was old favourites such as 'Golden Skans', 'Magick' and 'It's Not Over Yet' that went down best with the crowd.

Despite saying very little during their set, Reynolds heaped praise on the Leeds throng before they went onstage.

"Our record has only just come out and people might not have heard the tracks, but it's just great to be back at Leeds, because it always has the most violent crowd of the summer and people go absolutely bonkers here," he told NME. "I always remember when we played here back in 2006 and there was some guy swinging from a rope between two poles. Really, you can't beat a Yorkshire crowd."

Klaxons played:

'As Above So Below'
'Same Space'
'Gravity's Rainbow'
'Golden Skans'
'Twin Flames'
'Two Receivers'
'Valley Of The Calm Trees'
'Future Memories'
'It's Not Over Yet'
'Surfing The Void'
'Atlantis To Interzone'

Watch the BBC's footage here:

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