Their gigs attracted more and more fans and by summer 2006 they were the main draw at Vice magazine’s short-lived Tales Of The Jackalope festival, where they went on to play the most shambolic gig of their lives, falling over equipment and disappointing thousands of revellers. “That was when the onstage partying ended” Simon would later tell NME.
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Klaxons pose for their NME Radar feature in March 2006. It was in this piece that the magazine used the band’s phrase ‘new rave’ for the first time (they had set up a MySpace page called ‘New Rave Revolution’ featuring a picture of a cat as a joke) thus spawning a thousand articles about the new genre. Sorry about that…
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