As London's indie scene suffered a stale, post-Libertines hangover, the sudden injection of the Klaxons' acid-drenched, neon, dream pop raves seemed a vital cure. Rising from the New Cross scene, the band took the euphoria of the 1990s electro movement into a guitar band setting, dubbed themselves "nu-rave" and were quickly hyped as the next big thing by anyone in the know - and plenty who weren't. Buoyed by the success of singles Golden Skans and It's Not Over Yet, debut album Myths Of The Near Future (2007) became an instant classic, winning the Mercury Music Prize, the NME album of the year and reaching Number 2 in the UK charts. The band went on to tour the festival circuit, support Blur on their reunion shows and perform with Rihanna at the BRIT Awards, but their attempts to record a follow-up album were rejected by their label Polydor for being too experimental. The lads eventually completed second album Surfing The Void (2010) with original producer James Ford.

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