Klaxons make history in NME end of year polls

Band bag Best Track and Best Album honour

Klaxons have topped the NME writers’ end of year polls for both Best Track and Best Album, the first band to ever do the double.

The band’s single, ‘Golden Skans’, was voted the Best Track of 2007, with their album, ‘Myths Of The Near Future’, voted as best album by NME journalists.

“We didn’t want to be another post-Libertines band singing about London and playing chords,” KlaxonsJames Righton said, speaking about the ideas behind ‘Myths Of The Near Future’. “We didn’t want to be a po-faced, dull band – we wanted to have fun.”

To find out which other tracks and albums made the end of year lists, and to read the full interview with Righton, get the new issue of NME, out today (December 12).