Ex-Klaxons member James Righton and actress Keira Knightley have a baby girl

Birth comes months after Righton's band split

Former Klaxons member James Righton and British actress Keira Knightley have reportedly had a baby girl.

The couple welcomed their first child at a hospital in London, according to E! News.

They have been married since May 2013.


The birth comes just months after Klaxons split after playing their last ever gig at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire.

Knightley was among a host of famous faces at the show including James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem), James Ford (who produced their debut album), model Daisy Lowe, performance poet Kate Tempest, Angular Records founder Joe Daniel, Spector singer Fred Macpherson, Simian Mobile Disco’s Jas Shaw and comedian Harry Enfield.

Klaxons played their debut show at Soho’s St Moritz Club in January 2006, and released their debut single, ‘Gravity’s Rainbow’, in March 2006, on Angular Records.

Widely regarded as the fathers of new rave, Klaxons struggled to follow up their debut, with 2010’s much-delayed ‘Surfing The Void’ failing to replicate its predecessor’s success. The band had scrapped an entire album’s worth of material, some of which was later released as a free EP under the title ‘Landmarks Of Lunacy’. They released their third and final album ‘Love Frequencies’, produced by Erol Alkan, The Chemical Brothers’ Tom Rowland and LCD Soundsystem last year. It entered the UK charts at 38.

Before their split, Righton said that it’s now “too expensive” to be in a band, especially for those that live in London.

He added: “It’s expensive being in a band, way cheaper buying a laptop.”