New record should be ready any time now…
They’ve also announced a few new shows.
That’s the Valentine’s Day playlist sorted.
Jamie Smith – better known in the world of music as Jamie xx – is a mysterious figure. Even in the environment of an interview – something which, by definition, should give further insight into its subjects – he never gives too much away; never elaborating too far into his methods or his own life. Fundamentally,
English producer Jamie xx, who is also one third of acclaimed band The xx, has confirmed the group’s third album, which will follow up 2012’s Coexist, is “coming”, while also detailing the progress he’s made on his debut solo record. “We’ve got quite a lot of songs that are not finished, but I’m excited about
London indie-pop trio The xx have issued a statement via their official Facebook page, condemning Croatian anti-gay marriage group U ime objtelji, which translates as In The Name Of The Family, for non-permitted use of their track Intro in one of the group’s campaign ads. Making a rather ironic choice, the group, which according to
Still riding high atop a wave of success kicked up from the release of their sophomore album Coexist, The xx have released their latest video offering focusing around the track Fiction. Those who are familiar with the ditty will not be surprised to learn that the video is also a melancholy, sombre affair. Directed by
Amy Winehouse’s fans were understandably concerned when news broke that their very much loved Back To Black would be played into the hands of André 3000 and Beyoncé. While the music world has been chomping at the bit to see what the pair have done to the renowned track, Winehouse’s father isn’t having a bar
The xx’s new song, Together, has made its way online. Together is a part of the soundtrack for Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming movie The Great Gatsby, with The xx being among the many notable acts contributing fresh originals for the film. For two albums now (xx, Coexist) The xx have proven that less is more and
Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby might just have the best soundtrack of 2013, with new songs from Jay-Z, Florence and the Machine, The xx, Lana Del Rey and Sia alongside covers by Beyoncé and Jack White and tracks by Gotye, Nero and Q-Tip. Along with the soundtrack’s track list, a new trailer for the film
The xx have landed in Australia for their national headlining tour behind their award-winning 2012 album, Coexist. Having survived the expectations set by their heavily hyped and highly praised 2009 debut, the young English trio continue to grow into the underlying maturity of their music. With Coexist, The xx proceeded to convey a myriad of
Good god almighty! Glastonbury has announced its full line-up for 2013 and, as foretold by Serge Pizzorno of Kasabian, The Rolling Stones are indeed one of the headliners at this year’s festival. Of course even a name as big as The Rolling Stones can get lost in the sea of quality acts on the bill.
Another big European Festival has unveiled its first announcement for 2013 – and it’s a ripper too. In fact, come mid-August, all roads may lead to Hasselt in Belgium for this year’s Pukkelpop Festival. Organisers have put together a super-diverse line-up that caters for everyone who loves their rap, hip-hop, indie stuff, old-school rock and
We totally saw this coming – Jamie xx will play a handful of solo headline shows while he tours Australia with his band The xx next month. Jamie will play an intimate gig in Perth the night before The xx kick off their tour, as well as late shows in clubs in Melbourne and Sydney.
Fresh from announcing their rebirth a few days ago, Trent Reznor and his Nine Inch Nails comrades have announced their return to the stage in late July as headliners of Japan’s Fuji Rock Festival. The band will headline the first night of the festival in Niigata, Japan on Friday, 26th July with Bjork and The
Buzzing UK indie trio The xx will play their largest venues in Australia to date when they return to our shores in April.
Remember that Wham Christmas tune that should have stayed in the 80s? Don’t get me wrong, it is one of my many guilty pleasures; however, Wham! are a group that fit with no other decade than the fleuro-filled era. Despite this, British indie outfit The XX have taken it upon themselves to rejuvenate the track
The new series of Later… with Jools Holland kicked off in a massive way with four acts spanning many decades, from current indie pop sensations The xx, to the returning Muse, to 70’s alternative act Public Image Ltd and the Beach Boys who are currently celebrating their 50th anniversary.
It is difficult to imagine the minimalistic indie-pop of London trio The xx becoming even more stripped-back and simplistic.