Totem On The Timeline
Label: Polydor Records
Klaxons are all the things a scene-making band should be: shambolic, exuberant and more than a little nuts. As the leading exponents of new rave -- the sound of indie boys hammering out the frantic rhythms and loops of acid house -- their debut LP was inevitably going to be interesting, and so Myths of the Near Future proves to be. Veering sharply from the blissy "Golden Skans" to the ruck of "Four Horsemen of 2012," it's a perplexing, enthralling ride -- the only disappointment being the exclusion of Kicks Like A Mule cover "The Bouncer." Don't say they've started taking themselves seriously.