Vital Spurs' Klaxons Interview
Hi Guys, welcome to Vital Spurs where you can waste away all those hours touring and recording by using the 99% of time you are sat around doing nothing to chat with fellow Spurs fans.
Thanks for agreeing to have a bit of banter with us...here we go!
Your new single is just out, called 'Echoes' (good luck with it by the way) - It's 2011 next year, the year ends with a 'one'. Are you trying to invoke echoes of former glory years that ended in 'one'??? (Feel free to say yes to that)
There is no doubt in my mind that next season we will win the league. I strongly believe that one can wish things into existence including league titles. 1951, 1961, 2011. I'm putting it out there lets see what comes back.
How long have you all been Spurs fans, and is getting into the CL the best time you have experienced as Spurs fans?
I have been a Spurs fan 26 years. My Mum got me into the team as her grandfather (my great grandfather) was born next to the lane. Even though I grew up in the midlands I was never going to support Villa or Coventry the local teams. Reaching the champions league definitely ranks up there as one of the great moments for any spurs supporter. We definitely deserved it after coming so close in previous years.
Your most recent album is called 'Surfing the Void' - that's an expression that pretty much summed up how we all felt by the end of Ramos' reign until Harry came along and as we all know pointed out we had only got '2 from 8'. He turned us round but just how worried were you at the time?
The Ramos reign certainly brought a void to the lane. It did get pretty dark but Harry thankfully brought the light. Harry Redknapp is an absolute legend who tells it as it is. Watching him put down Bendtner's claim to being one of the best strikers in the world was definitely one of the highlights of this last world cup. The Redknapp's are more than welcome to any of our shows. VIP, backstage, the lot!
Crouch, Defoe, Pavlyuchenko, Gudjohnsen, Keane - who should stay? Discuss. Most of us agree we need one really good addition upfront - any ideas who that should/could be?
Crouch, Defoe, Pavlyuchenko are in for me. Luis Fabiano would have been great but I heard he's staying at Seville. Someone like Ibrahimovich would be amazing as I think he's undervalued at Barcelona and spurs could give him a good home. He'd also compliment defoe well.
Klaxons or vuvuzelas? - would you be happy with either of them at PL games?
No vuvuzelas. Awful. Kill the atmosphere. Klaxons are obviously much better.
Do you manage to get to many games or are you mostly busy doing band stuff?
I try and see as many as possible. A couple of years back I somehow befriended Steed Malbranque so I got to see lots of games including the 5-1 victory over Arsenal in the carling cup. Steed, in exchange, got to come to the Brits. no disrespect to the Brits but I definitely got the best end of that deal!
Last year I spent most of the season recording in LA or touring so sadly I didn't get to see a single game, though I used to get up early and head to the nearest English pub in Santa Monica to watch the matches. The good thing about America is they show all the premier league games live.
Looking at our schedule I don't have many days off home in London. I'm hoping though a Spurs away game in Europe may fall during one of our shows on the continent (that is if we, fingers crossed, get through the qualifier).
Who is your current fave Lillywhite, and who is your all time fave? (Bit Smash Hits that question, sorry.)
Ledley king is a current fave. Easily the classiest defender in the league. he is spurs through and through.
Hoddle has to be my all time fave. I used to watch videos of his playing days and try and imitate his style. No one has ever been able to pass a ball like Hoddle.
Thanks again to the Klaxons for their time.
Questions asked by Spurstop4.
Klaxons new album 'Surfing The Void' is released August 23rd 2010. See www.klaxons.net for more info.
Surfing The Void
It's been three years since Klaxons burst onto the music scene, injecting a dazzling and much needed moment of rave hedonism into the midst of indie tedium with the truly original and enormously influential Mercury award-winning album Myths Of The Near Future.
Now they are back with the eagerly awaited follow up. Produced in LA by US rock legend Ross Robinson (Sepultura, Slipknot, At the Drive In, The Cure) and written over the course of a three year long musical journey, it's a brilliantly diverse and engaging alternative rock record.
We were given a taster of what to expect - or perhaps what not to expect - with the teaser track 'Flashover' being streamed on www.klaxons.net for more info. last month.
Now it's time for the full sonic explosion.
Surfing The Void:
The Same Space
Surfing The Void
Valley of The Calm Trees
'Echoes' will be the lead single from the album to be released on 16/8.
Klaxons play London's Village Underground on July 27.