Klaxons at Oslo Hackney
Is it still 2014 or did we just go back 20 years in time? When Klaxons enter the scene in metallic suits and shirts you might start to wonder. Their outfits extend the space theme on the album cover of Surfing the Void as they resemble comets when they energetically hit the stage.
Klaxons’ sound live has got a different feeling to it than the recorded material; it is much less polished and they have a rock-star attitude that capture the rooms’ attention. They put on a show, and the crowd happily welcomes it. Except for hits like Echoes and Golden Skans the audience seems to prefer the rockier, more psychedelic songs. The three piece also introduce the newly released song from their upcoming third album, Love Frequency, but here the crowd is quite slow to pick up on the dancing, and Jamie Reynolds (vocals, bass) has to encourage them to liven up.
Over all Klaxons manage to create a party atmosphere in the club space for the majority of the time. They bring a great amount of energy and passion to the music and show, and with songs like Echoes and Atlantis to Interzone the energy reaches its climax. “Feeling now, feeling now!” Reynolds breaks out after New Reality, and you can tell that he is not the only one in the room with feeling.
Klaxons play at home grounds at Oslo Hackney, and several songs are dedicated to friends in the audience – one is even dedicated to “Uncle Bill”. The band talks between every song, which in a way makes them loose some “hip points”, but at the same time welcomes the crowd and makes the gig more intimate.
When the band plays their last song they have made a bit of an ironic choice – It Is Not Over Yet. Despite false promises, the audience leaves with a good mood and a great Klaxons experience.
Photos: Guifré de Peray
Klaxons third album Love Frequency is released on 4th June 2014. For further information about Klaxons future events visit here.
Listen to There Is No Other Time here: