James Righton details new solo-project ‘Shock Machine’

Although his beloved band might be dead and buried, that doesn’t mean the end for Klaxons’ James Righton. Under the name of Shock Machine, the thirty-two year old has announced a new EP.

Consisting of four tracks, the Open Up The Sky EP  will be Righton’s first musical adventure since Klaxons disbanded in 2015. The extended play, which is out now, via Marathon Artists/House Anxiety, was worked on in the South of France by James Ford (Florence and The Machine, Foals) and features artwork from Rob Carmichael (Animal Collective).

The first offering to be taken from the Open Up The Sky EP is the angelically wonky ‘Shock Machine’. Introducing Righton as his new character, ‘Shock Machine’ comes with a video created by artist/film maker, Saam Farahmand. The visuals for ‘Shock Machine’ were shot by cinematographer Dan Mindel (Star Wars) on the Californian coast in 2015.


‘Open Up The Sky’
‘Shock Machine’

Ella Scott

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