Klaxons

EMMA LEE UEA LCR, Norwich

EMMA LEE

UEA LCR, Norwich

When I walked into the UEA last night, I couldn't help wishing I had kept the fluorescent yellow Bermuda shorts I made in my textiles class at school back in the late Eighties.

Because if I hadn't thrown them away, I would have been able to fit in perfectly with the splendid, creatively attired members of the crowd at the Klaxons' sold-out show.

The London band is credited with inventing the new rave revival and the audience were more than willing to get with the spirit and party like it was circa 1989, waving glow sticks in the air.

But despite having cover versions of the dance anthems The Bouncer by Kicks Like a Mule and It's Not Over Yet by Grace in their repertoire, they do much more besides. Their particular fusion of rock and dance music adds up to something fresh and exhilarating.

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Highlights of the set included the singles Golden Skans and Gravity's Rainbow.

And, yes, they were as noisy as their name suggests - I suspect it will take my ears a while to stop ringing.