Shock Machine – Interview / Outlines Festival

It’s almost 10 years to the day since the release of Klaxons’ Mercury Award winning and nu-rave-leading album Myths of the Near Future. From your perspective, did the nu-rave scene develop organically? Or was it simply a bunch of bands lumped together by the media?

“I’d say the later. I can only speak of Klaxons but we started as a kinda joke band from New Cross. The NME started grouping together a load of so called nu-rave bands and then was a momentum that everyone started riding. Really though I don’t think any of the bands had anything in common musically or lyrically.

I’m totally proud and have fond memories of being in Klaxons though. We pretty much ticked every box of what a band should do and it’s great now having Jamie and Simon as friends without the band baggage. It all seems like a wonderful blur.” Shock Machines Interview / Outlines Festival

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