Klaxons name forthcoming debut album

The record is '98 per cent complete'

Klaxons have revealed they are close to completing their debut album.

The record, set to be titled ‘Myths Of The Near Future’, was produced by James Ford and has been mainly recorded since the band’s performances at Carling Weekend: Reading And Leeds Festivals.

Speaking to NME.COM, bassist and vocalist Jamie Reynolds said: “Ever since Leeds we’ve just been recording our album locked away in Hastings. 80 percent or 90 per cent is done, it’s sounding massive.”

The album is set to feature 11 tracks, although which will make the final cut is not yet certain.

Reynolds said: “We’re having trouble nailing that cover of Grace‘s [‘Not Over Yet’] at the minute. We want it to make the record, but it’s not punching enough yet.”

Explaining the significance of the album’s title, guitarist and vocalist Simon Taylor said: “It’s called ‘Myths Of The Near Future’ because that’s what all the songs are about. It came before the album.”

The title is likely to be taken from author JG Ballard’s collection of short stories of the same name.

Klaxons are set to join Shitdisco and Datarock for Club NME On Tour, which kicks off at Norwich Waterfront on September 27.

For ticket availability go to NME.COM/Gigs.