Klaxons return with There Is No Other Time – listen

The trio return with the first single from their third album, dressed in more luridly coloured outfits than ever. Let us know what you think of their new material

Dust off your frameless glasses, neon face paints and Hadouken snapbacks, the Klaxons are back.

There is No Other Time, the first song to be taken from the band's forthcoming third album, comes with a statement from Jamie Reynolds, which suggests that the trio's new sound will have evolved from their past work: “This record is very much about the present, an emotionally honest album about technological and personal progression.”

It will only takes one glance at the band's press shots to realise that they have not ventured too far from the familiar. There is No Other Time – a collaboration with producers Gorgon City – is still affiliated with the youthful abandon of nu-rave. In fact, it sounds oddly reminiscent of Haddaway's What Is Love, if Haddaway's What Is Love was recorded while locked in the cubicle of a tacky floored club while feeling a bit peaky. That's not entirely a bad thing.

So with the band working with Tom Rowlands of the Chemical Brothers, Erol Alkan and LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy, what will the rest of the album have in store? And more pressingly, will there be a song about Keira Knightley?

Listen to the new track here and let us know what you think in the comments below.


Harriet Gibsone

The GuardianTramp

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