I've seen a few good bands tank under the pressure of their US debut (Jet for example) and some kill (the Rakes) so I wasn't sure what I was in for with the Klaxons late night showcase for their new label Modular.
Turns out the guys are pretty good - they're being hyped by the UK media as "New Rave" but live the band was more on the rocking side and reminded me of the Prodigy a bit (but way less bombastic & more poppy). The steamy basement of Club Midway was packed with excited partygoers & curious media types but the band didn't seem nervous at all & played a tight, focused set filled with crowd moving party songs.
Watch & Listen:
Klaxons - video: "Magick"