Although we were all secretly hoping that UK new-ravers (is that term still alive?) Klaxons would do their sophomore record with Dr Dre like they’d always wanted, the band have been busy working on a follow up to Myths Of The Near Future with the always trusty James Ford of Simian Mobile Disco.

Ford gave an update on the album’s progress, and while it’s nothing if not brief, I know there’s a bunch of people out there that got Gravity’s Rainbow tattooed on their arm/hip/buttock. And didn’t regret it. This is for you.

“I think they’re still trying to push forward so I don’t think it’s going to sound too much like the last record. They’re trying to keep it melodic and vocal because that’s one of their great strong points. It’s going to be really exciting.

Ford also dropped some hints about a new SMD record, which he’s hoping to have out by the year’s end.

“”We’ve already done a track with Gruff Rhys from the Super Furry Animals, which is great, and one with Beth Ditto from The Gossip. It’s looking good so far.”