Klaxons are stronger as a band now they are "sober"
The British band - whose second album `Surfing The Void` is set for release next month - admit their new-found sobriety has had a "massive" impact on the way they perform live.
Bassist Jamie Reynolds explained: "We`re kind of stronger and we`re sober - I think the sobriety thing-s got a massive thing to do with it.
"We`re actually figured out that we can play these songs and we`re going on stage sober and playing them to their best, playing into the songs, where as before we were just a train wreck. Now we`re playing as a strong unit."
The `Golden Skans` hitmakers - who won the 2007 Mercury Prize for their debut album `Myths of the Near Future` - also have a collection of songs which didn`t make it onto the upcoming LP which are a departure in sound from their usual tracks.
Jamie continued to music website Gigwise: "I think we were making very slow, very dense and very beautiful music that we had no consideration to putting towards a Klaxons record - we were just exploring our craft and just exploring the fact that we were becoming songwriters.
"We weren`t thinking about it in the sense of the second Klaxons record, we were just making weird music which we absolutely loved and are excited for people to hear."