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Album: Surfing The Void (2010)
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  • This is the first song to appear from British dance-punk band Klaxons' second album, Surfing The Void, the follow-up to their Mercury Prize-winning, Myths Of the Near Future. BBC Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe premiered this first new material from Klaxons in three years on his radio show on May 25, 2010.
  • Surfing The Void was recorded in Los Angeles with Korn producer Ross Robinson, and was three years in the making due to the band ditching a lot of their original material. In March 2009 it was reported that the band had been told by their record label to re-record parts of the album, after it was deemed it "too experimental" for release. "We were an art project that got out of hand," bassist Jamie Reynolds later said, "but now we are a band."
  • This song is a homage to extra-terrestrial life. Klaxons' Jamie Reynolds explained to the NME June 5, 2010: "It's about the arrival of aliens. There was a load of press last year saying that in May the Government was going to announce the aliens (had landed). I wanted to make the soundtrack to it. The track only went online on May 25, though, so we've left it a bit late."

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