The Kleptones are fronted by Eric Kleptone, a DJ from the United Kingdom. They produce internet-only bastard pop albums. Typically, they mix rock/R&B instrumentals with hip-hop, rock and pop vocals, alongside cut-up spoken-word samples from a wide range of film, radio and television sources. Their first release was the eclectic EP "Never Trust Originality" in 2002. This was followed in 2004 with "Yoshimi Battles The Hip-Hop Robots", which blended the Flaming Lips music with rap vocals from hip-hop stars past and present.