Klaxons co-vocalist and keyboardist, James Righton, welcomed his first child into the world earlier this week. The British musician and his wife of two years, Keira Knightley opted to keep the sex of the baby a surprise until the delivery, which according to several sources was on May 25th, though the baby’s gender has not been released. It is not surprising that the couple have decided to keep the baby’s sex under wraps at this point in time, as they did not confirm Knightley’s pregnancy officially for several months. Knightley recently joked that while she was only hoping for a healthy child, the idea of having a son made her nervous because, “somebody said to me the other day, the problem with boys is — sorry, this is horrible — but when you’re changing their nappies, you can get the wee in your face.” She also joked about missing being able to enjoy a margarita and mentioned that her husband was loving Knightley’s pregnancy, stating that while she is “eating for two” he was “drinking for two.”
Righton, who was with the Klaxons from their formation in 2005 until the band’s emotional last performance in Mexico in January of 2015, has been with Knightley since early 2011. The band, who originally called themselves, ‘Klaxons (Not Centaurs)’ released their debut single “Gravity’s Rainbow” in March 2006 in a limited run, pressing only five hundred copies and decorating the records themselves. It was after the release of “Gravity’s Rainbow” that the band began getting recognition from radio stations and NME. They soon signed, to the dismay of several record companies looking to work with them, to Polydor Records, even receiving their own record label in the process. The band soon released their first album with Polydor Records, titled Myths of the Near Future, charting in the UK at number two with several of the tracks charting as well. The band’s second album on Polydor Records also made it into the UK charts, peaking at number ten, as well as charting in Australia, France, and Japan among others. In the U.S. the album peaked at number forty-nine on Billboard’s Top Heatseekers Albums chart. In late 2014, the band announced the dates for what would be their last headlining tour, which ended in Jalisco Mexico with Jamie Reynolds bidding their fans farewell with tears in his eyes.
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