Published Mar 12, 2009Oh, the joys of being on a major. Apparently, Klaxons' bosses at Polydor aren't too pleased with what the UK nu-ravers have handed in as their second album, deeming it "too experimental" and unfit for release. However, rather than pull a Wilco, Klaxons are sucking it up and heading back to the studio to re-record their follow-up to 2007's Mercury Prize-winning Myths of the New Future.
"We've been asked to re-record part of the album because we've made a dense, psychedelic record," the band's Jamie Reynolds told Britain's Sun newspaper. "We've made a really heavy record and it isn't the right thing for us - I understand and know that. First and foremost, we're a pop band. I haven't thought about that for a long time, and now it's in the forefront of my mind."
Strangely enough, Klaxons' producer James Ford (of Simian Mobile Disco) told the BBC last year that the group's upcoming record would be "melodic and vocal," but apparently that more pop direction was abandoned somewhere down the line.
Reynolds said the band have four weeks to fall in line and finish the album, which is currently slated for a spring release.