Klaxons Work On Rihanna's 'Umbrella' For BRITs

Klaxons Work On Rihanna's 'Umbrella' For BRITs

Klaxons are set to perform with Brit 'Best International Female' nominee Rihanna at this years BRIT Awards ceremony which take place this Wednesday (February 20).

The band, who won the Mercury Music Prize last year for their debut album 'Myths Of The Near Future' have been working on their own version of Rihanna's global smash hit 'Umbrella' which the two artists will perform together live at the ceremony.

Klaxons, have been nominated for two BRIT Awards, Best Live Act and Breakthrough Act and have said they have tried to come up with something unique for their collaboration with Rihanna.

They said: "We've made our own slant on a contemporary version of it. It's an electronic version with guitars on it, with a twist of Golden Skans."

Klaxons have also said they've spent more time working on 'Umbrella' than their own album.

They told BBC Newsbeat: "It's been a bit of a funny one because she's in America and we're over here. They've got this funny idea of what our band sounds like and we've done three or four different versions. Her people kept sending versions back going 'No, this sounds more like you'. We've spent more time on this track than any of our tracks on the album."

The BRIT Awards, hosted by Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, will be broadcast live on ITV1 this Wednesday (February 20) at 8pm.


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