The xx are an English indie pop band, formed in Wandsworth, London in 2005. The group released their debut album, xx in August 2009. The album ranked highly on many best of 2009 lists, placing number one on the list compiled by The Guardian and second for NME. In 2010, the band won the Mercury Music Prize for their debut album. Their second album, Coexist, was released on 10 September 2012.
Damon Albarn and his Gorillaz, helped out by singer Daley, played a wonderful three song set for BBC’s Radio One, of which their new single “Doncamatic” and “On Melancholy Hill”. However the highlight of the show was the unexpected cover of The xx‘s barren, yet touching “Crystalised”, which the band performed remarkably and even more [...]
I’m not that into all girl bands, but the Warpaint gals sure know how to make a tune. Newly signed Rough Trade artists and announced as opening act for the xx‘s autumn tour, this LA female trio going in only one direction: up! Following up on last year’s highly praised EP, Warpaint is prepping their [...]