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Radio 1 Zane Lowe

Mon-Thu 19.00-21.00

Klaxons on Jan 16

Find out more about what happened when Klaxons stood in for Zane Lowe in January.

Check out more photos in the Zane's on Holiday gallery

Klaxons' choice of tunes included These New Puritans, The Horrors, Kanye West, Mystery Jets, Artful Dodger and Britney Spears! Check out the full tracklisting

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Radio 1 Chatroom mod Monkey was sat in the studio commentating via Twitter:

  • 19:00 - Hi there, R1 Monkey here, of chatroom infamy.
  • 19:05 - The texts are going mad! These boys are rather popular.
  • 19:11 - James demonstrates potentially great presenting skills with a VERY professional plug for the website...
  • 19:15 - "It's 'Inzania' right now" says Simon - har har... (Still no sign of 'superfan')
  • 19:18 - This lot are more civilised than that Kasabian and Ronson rabble - they're on the red wine! Classy.
  • 19:23 - I am officially very jealous - they have a HUGE box of Maltesers on the desk
  • 19:27 - We've just learned that Jamie's favourite fish is the carp. You heard it here first people.
  • 19:34 - The boys have decided to take the 'standing up' approach to broadcasting (just like Zane).
  • 19:35 - It's already 19.35 and the boys have only played 5 records. Nice one!
  • 19:39 - The boys are now comparing tattoos. The studio has never seen so much bare flesh!
  • 19:58 - Popped into studio to get photos: They're on their third bottle of wine but THE MALTESERS ARE ALL GONE. They're dealing with it admirably.
  • 20:07 - There has been an emergency trip to the offie as wine has now gone the same way as the Maltesers.
  • 20:09 - The boys try to trick Coffin Joe from The Horrors to give out his mobile number live on air, poor soul. He isn't falling for their tricks though.
  • 20:16 - Simon has taken over ukelele duty from Jamie...
  • 20:22 - Shock as James reveals his first single was 'Informer' by Snow.
  • 20:24 - The boys pass on the 'what's your favourite cheese' question from Zane.
  • 20:27 - The boys have been showing off their tattoos to the video crew so make sure you check them out online!
  • 20:31 - There is backstage approval at Simon's self confessed favourite tune of all time 'No Looking Back' by Blue Orchids.
  • 20:33 - The boys are delighted to get their ex-tour manager Ryan on the phone! He can't tell them how he feels about it though as he's not allowed to swear :(
  • 20:39 - Klaxons threaten to take over Radio 1 for the entire DAY. It's a brilliant idea (if there is enough red wine in the world).
  • 20:44 - Jamie: "I'm a 1980 Leo Monkey" - the boys talk horoscopes.
  • 20:45 - Klaxon's band recommendation for 2008: These New Puritans. Monkey heartily approves!
  • 20:49 - There's a problem with Mark Ronson's question - 'What's your favourite episode of the Mighty Boosh?'. They've never seen it.
  • 20:55 - We're getting near the end of the show and the band shake a bit of booty to.....Britney!
  • 20:58 - Only 3 minutes to go and the boys are sad to be going... They could have talked all night! (and maybe played the odd record perhaps).
  • 21:00 - This is Monkey signing off - and we hope our 'superfan' is ok! Klaxons, you were bloomin' great!

Throughout the show, the Radio 1 audience were chatting in a live chatroom, and at the end of the show they rated Klaxons on their choice of tunes, and the standard of presentation. These were the final averaged scores:

Download the 'Klaxons Take Over for Zane Lowe' wallpaper. Click on the size you want, then right-click on the image and choose Set As Background.

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