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Sep 29, 2017

The xx released a new albumI See You, back in January via Young Turks. Last night the band stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! to perform two tracks from the album, "Dangerous" (on the broadcast show) and "Say Something Loving" (as a web-exclusive).  More

Sampha Wins the Mercury Prize (Plus Watch alt-J, The xx, Glass Animals, and More Perform)

Process Also Beat Albums by The Big Moon, Kate Tempest, and More

Sep 14, 2017

British singer Sampha Sisay (or just Sampha) was previously best known for his vocal and production contributions to the likes of SBTRKT (where many listeners likely first discovered him), Kanye West, Drake, and Solange. But back in February he finally released Process, his debut solo album, via Young Turks.  More

Mercury Prize 2017 Nominees Announced - alt-J, The xx, Glass Animals, Sampha, and More

Ed Sheeran, The Big Moon, Kate Tempest, and Others Also Nominated

Jul 27, 2017

This year's Mercury Prize nominees have been announced and they include the latest albums by alt-JThe xxGlass AnimalsSamphaThe Big MoonKate Tempest, and... Ed Sheeran. The last one seems like bit of a mainstream choice for The Mercury Prize. The full list is below. More

Jun 29, 2017

The xx released a new albumI See You, back in January via Young Turks. Now they have shared a video for "I Dare You." It stars Millie Bobby Brown, who plays Eleven in Netflix's Stranger Things. More

The xx Cancel Night + Day Festival Due to Environmental Concerns

Was Due to Take Place in Iceland July 14 - 16

Jun 28, 2017

The Night + Day festival was supposed to take place in Reykjavik, Iceland July 14 - 16 with a lineup curated by The xx. Alas just weeks before it was supposed to take place it has been cancelled.  More

Watch: The xx - “Brave For You (Marfa Demo Version)” Video

I See You Deluxe Edition Out Now via Young Turks, Listen to Two Other Tracks from It

Jun 23, 2017

The xx released a new albumI See You, back in January via Young Turks. Today they are releasing a digital deluxe edition of the album. It includes an acoustic demo version of "Brave For You," recorded in Marfa, Texas.  More

May 19, 2017

The xx released a new albumI See You, back in January via Young Turks. Last night the band stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform "I Dare You." Watch the performance below, followed by the band's upcoming tour dates. More

May 15, 2017

The xx released a new albumI See You, back in January via Young Turks. Now they have announced some fall North American tour dates that go down this September and October and include shows in Los Angeles, Miami, Atlanta, New Orleans, and elsewhere.  More

Austin City Limits 2017 Lineup: Gorillaz, The xx, Angel Olsen, First Aid Kit, Spoon, and More

Plus: Glass Animals, Cut Copy, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chance the Rapper, Solange, The Killers, Run the Jewels, Car Seat Headrest, and Others

May 04, 2017

Austin City Limits have announced the lineup of their 2017 festival to go down in the Texas capitol this October. The event is headlined by Gorillaz, The xx, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Killers, Martin Garrix, and Chance the Rapper.  More

Watch The xx Perform With Florence Welch, Savages’ Jehnny Beth, Cat Power, and Robyn

Collaborations All Happened at This Week's "Night + Day" Concert Residency in London

Mar 16, 2017

The xx released a new albumI See You, back in January via Young Turks. This week they've been performing a series of shows in a residency at London's Brixton Academy they were calling "Night + Day" and have been bringing out some cool special guests each night.  More

Watch: The xx - “Say Something Loving” Video

I See You Out Now via Young Turks

Mar 07, 2017

The xx released a new albumI See You, back in January via Young Turks. Now they have shared a video for "Say Something Loving." Alasdair McLellan directed the clip, which intercuts footage of the band performing the song in a blue studio with footage of young lovers and dancers in London. More

Jan 18, 2017

The xx released a new album, I See You, last week via Young Turks. Last night the British trio stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to perform "Lips" on the broadcast show.  More

Jan 13, 2017

The xx are releasing a new album, I See You, today via Young Turks. Previously the band shared the album's first single, "On Hold" (which prominently samples Hall & Oates' 1981 classic "I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)"), as well as a video for the song and another song from the album, "Say Something Loving." More

Jan 11, 2017

XX is a new horror anthology film that features four segments, each directed by a different woman. Of note is the segment The Birthday Party, which marks the directorial debut of Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent), who also co-wrote it. More

Bonnaroo 2017 Lineup Announced - U2, The xx, Future Islands, Tegan and Sara, and More

Plus Glass Animals, The Weeknd, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Car Seat Headrest, Kevin Morby, and Others

Jan 11, 2017

Bonnaroo have announced their 2017 lineup. The festival goes down in Manchester, Tennessee from June 8-11 and this year, their 16th year, the lineup includes U2 performing The Joshua Tree (which was announced on Monday),  More

Atlanta’s Shaky Knees Festival Announce Lineup - LCD Soundsystem, Phoenix, The xx, and More

May 12-14 Event Also Features Pixies, The Shins, Car Seat Headrest, and More

Jan 10, 2017

Atlanta's Shaky Knees Music Festival have announced the lineup for their fifth anniversary event. The festival goes down at Centennial Olympic Park, May 12-14, and the headliners are LCD Soundsystem, Phoenix, and The xx. More

The xx Announce North American Tour Dates

I See You Due Out January 13 via Young Turks

Jan 05, 2017

The xx are releasing a new album, I See You, on January 13 via Young Turks. Previously the band shared the album's first single, "On Hold" (which prominently samples Hall & Oates' 1981 classic "I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)"), as well as a video for the song and another song from the album, "Say Something Loving." More

Listen: The xx – “Say Something Loving”

I See You Due Out January 13 via Young Turks

Jan 02, 2017

The xx are releasing a new album, I See You, on January 13 via Young Turks. Previously the band shared the album's first single, "On Hold" (which prominently samples Hall & Oates' 1981 classic "I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)"), as well as a video for the song. Now the band has shared another song from the album, "Say Something Loving." More

Watch: The xx - “On Hold” Video

I See You Due Out January 13 via Young Turks

Nov 28, 2016

The xx are releasing a new album, I See You, on January 13 via Young Turks. Previously the band shared the album's first single, "On Hold" (which prominently samples Hall & Oates' 1981 classic "I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)").  More

Nov 21, 2016

The xx are releasing a new album, I See You, on January 13 via Young Turks. Previously the band shared the album's first single, "On Hold" (which prominently samples Hall & Oates' 1981 classic "I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)"). More

The xx Announce Tour Dates

I See You Due Out January 13 via Young Turks

Nov 16, 2016

The xx are releasing a new album, I See You, on January 13 via Young Turks. Previously the band shared the album's first single, "On Hold" (which prominently samples Hall & Oates' 1981 classic "I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)"). Now the British trio have announced a bunch of tour dates. More

The xx Announce New Album, Share Hall & Oates Sampling “On Hold”

I See You Due Out January 13 via Young Turks

Nov 10, 2016

The xx have announced a new album, I See You, and shared its first single, "On Hold." The album is due out January 13 via Young Turks. In what could be viewed as a surprisingly move, "On Hold" prominently samples Hall & Oates' 1981 classic "I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)," although Daryl Hall's vocals are somewhat distorted.  More

Jul 01, 2016

Jamie xx of The xx released his debut full-length, In Colour, last year via Young Turks. He previously shared a video for "Gosh" in April 2015, but now there's a whole new video for the song directed by Romain Gavras.  More

Sep 28, 2015

Jamie xx of The xx released his debut full-length, In Colour, back in June via Young Turks. Now he's shared a video for "I Know There's Going to Be Good Times," a song featuring Young Thug and Popcaan. Rollo Jackson directed the clip, which features Jamie xx fairly briefly, with Young Thug and Popcann performing the song in New York and Jamaica.  More

Watch: Jamie xx - “Gosh” video

In Colour out June 2; Worldwide Tour Dates Announced

Apr 27, 2015

Jamie xx has released the music video for his latest single, "Gosh," from his forthcoming solo debut album In Colour due out June 2 via Young Turks. More

Watch: The xx Play the Guggenheim

Plus: An Update on Their Next Album

Nov 07, 2014

The xx recently played the Guggenheim.  More

The xx Extend U.S. Tour

Following NYC Residency

Feb 11, 2014

This past December The xx announced that they would be committing to a 25-show residency of intimate 40-person-capacity shows at Manhattan's historic Park Avenue Armory. More

Dec 12, 2013

The xx are set to play a series of intimate shows in New York this spring.  More

Listen: Jamie xx - “Untitled (Unreleased)”

Featured on Live at Night + Day Berlin Mix

Nov 18, 2013

English producer Jamie xx (a.k.a. Jamie Smith) of the minimalist trio The xx has shared a brand new track. More

The xx and Sampha to Release Split Single

750 Copies Available for Pre-Order

Oct 18, 2013

Young Turks have announced the latest installment of their 2013 singles series with a split single featuring The xx and R&B singer Sampha.  More

Jamie xx Readying Solo Mixtape

Release Will Feature Four Tet, Among Others

Aug 01, 2013

Ever-restless producer and member of The xx, Jamie xx, has teased details of current and future projects, including a "solo" mixtape. The release reportedly will include contributions/collaborations with Four Tet and possibly The xx, as Jamie says he has his bandmates working with him.  More

Jul 10, 2013

A while back The xx's Jamie xx gave Coexist track “Sunset” a remix. Now his version has received a video.  More

Jul 01, 2013

Beggars Group-affiliated label Young Turks has announced that it will be throwing a special New Year's Eve party to ring in 2014 with an all-night set of musical performances in Tulum, Mexico. More

Watch: The xx – “Fiction” Video

A Lonely Late Night Walk

Jun 06, 2013

The xx have released a video for Coexist cut, “Friction.”  More

Check Out Photos from Sasquatch Festival 2013 Including alt-J, Grimes, and The xx

Plus Arctic Monkeys, Mumford and Sons, Sigur Rós, The Postal Service and More

Jun 03, 2013

The 2013 Sasquatch music festival took place in Quincey, WA last weekend and we sent photographer Allyce Andrew out to capture the action. Check out her photos of alt-JArctic MonkeysMumford and SonsGrimesThe xxThe Postal ServiceVampire Weekend (and more) here. More

May 22, 2013

Currently engaging in their own self-curated Night + Day festival series across Europe, The xx recently stopped at Berlin's Spreepark where they were joined by special guest Jessie Ware. More

Listen: The xx – “Together”

Another Cut From the Great Gatsby Soundtrack

Apr 25, 2013

The Great Gatsby soundtrack has given us new music from Florence + the Machine and Lana Del Rey among others. Now you can listen to The xx’s elegant/skeletal contribution “Together.”  More

Apr 04, 2013

Today Great Gatsby (aka the movie that keeps giving) got an impressive sountrack.  More

Watch: The xx Cover Beyonce

Band Takes on “I Miss You”

Feb 14, 2013

Because every musician is in want of a proper Valentines’ Day calling card, today The xx released a cover of Beyonce’s “I Miss You.” More

Grizzly Bear and The xx To Tour Together

Joining Forces This Summer

Feb 12, 2013

Making for some interesting bedfellows Grizzly Bear and The xx have announced that they will team up for a series of North American tour dates this coming summer. More

The xx Announce 2013 Tour Dates

Plus: Plans to Make up Scrubbed Hurricane Sandy Dates

Oct 31, 2012

The xx is hitting the road in the U.S. this January in support of recently released sophomore album, CoexistMore

Oct 15, 2012

The xx have debuted a new music video, highlighting the track "Chained" from their excellent sophomore album Coexist. More

Sep 26, 2012

Last night The xx crossed back over to their native home in the UK to make an appearance as the musical guest on Later... With Jools Holland. More

Listen: Four Tet Remixes The xx

Also: The xx Performs With the BBC Philharmonic

Sep 20, 2012

Yesterday, The xx premiered a new remix of Coexist track, “Angels.” More

Listen: The xx Play BBC Live Session

Perform Tracks Off Coexist

Sep 11, 2012

With their sophomore album Coexist released in earnest this week, The xx stopped by the BBC's Maida Vale studios for a live session of music for host for Steve Lamacq and his program's ongoing series BBC 6 Music Celebrates: Live Music.  More

Sep 04, 2012

Two highly-anticipated new albums have become available to stream online this week. More

Aug 22, 2012

While in tour in Tokyo a while back The xx made an impromptu performance video with the help of a few friends.  More

The xx Partner with BBC Philarmonic Orchestra

Writing Original Work With Composer Alex Barnowski

Aug 16, 2012

BBC has joined forces with The xx to collaborate for the BBC Philharmonic Presents... festival taking place this September. More

Listen: The xx - “Chained”

Another New Track Off Coexist

Aug 07, 2012

Whether via live performance footage or properly recorded releases, The xx have been offering quite a bit of material from their forthcoming new album Coexist. More

Aug 01, 2012

Inching ever closer to the release of their upcoming sophomore album CoexistThe xx premiered yet another new song from the effort at a recent performance in L.A. at the Fonda Theatre. More

Jul 25, 2012

Last night supporting the forthcoming release of their sophomore album Coexist UK trio The xx appeared on the set of Conan to play their single "Angels." More

Jul 16, 2012

Though it's been a slow process over the past few months, The xx have finally delivered some substantial goods concerning their upcoming sophomore album Coexist. More

Watch: The xx Play Another New Song Live

New Album Coexist Out Sept. 11

Jun 08, 2012

Recently announcing the release of their forthcoming sophomore album CoexistThe xx were caught premiering another piece of new material to a live audience yesterday when the UK group performed at Barecelona’s Primavera Sound Festival. More

The xx Announce New Album

Coexist Out This September

Jun 01, 2012

After previewing some of their new material at a number of initmate London shows, The xx have officially announced the follow-up to their 2009 self-titled debut. More

The xx Announce North American Tour

Coming to the States This July

May 22, 2012

In addition to their recently announced tour throughout the UK and Europe The xx have decided to include a number of select North American dates on their forthcoming summer trek. More

Watch: The xx Debut New Music At London Show

New Album Possibly Out This Year

May 17, 2012

This week The xx have been have been engaged in a series of intimate shows playing their hometown of London. More

The xx Announce Tour Dates

Spending the Summer Abroad

May 02, 2012

Dropping a notice late last year that they were working on the much anticipated follow-up to their self-titled debut, The xx have announced an extended tour will take place throughout the UK and Europe this summer. More

The xx Enter the Studio

Work on Untitled Follow-up

Nov 03, 2011

Today, The xx announced via Facebook that work has begun on their sophomore album.  More

Jan 06, 2011

Today, Jamie xx unveiled the second single in Gil Scott-Heron remix project, We’re New Here. More

Nov 30, 2010

On February 22nd, Gil Scott-Heron and Jamie xx will release We're New Here, which sees Jamie xx remixing 13 tracks off Scott-Heron's most recent record. We have the stream. More

The xx Hit The Stage at Jimmy Kimmel

Group Plays "Crystalised"

Oct 12, 2010

Last night, The xx brought their late night sounds to late night television. The Mercury Prize winning group graced the stage at Jimmy Kimmel, playing “Crystalised” for the rapt audience. We have the clip.  More

Oct 03, 2010

A recap of day three of the Pop Montreal festival, including sets by Bear in Heaven and The xx. More

The xx Auction Off Their Iconic Light Boxes

Bidding Begins This Wednesday

Sep 20, 2010

The xx is heading out for one final victory lap in support of Mercury Prize winning album, xx. Afterwards, they’ll be tossing everything in storage, taking a much needed break, and starting to work on their sophomore album. In honor of this momentous occasion (and to save on storage bills) the band is auctioning off their iconic “x” light boxes.  More

Jul 20, 2010

Nominees for the prestigious Mercury Prize were announced today. Among the honorees are Under the Radar favorites Laura Marling (nominated for the second time), Foals, Mumford and Sons, and The xx. We have the full list of nominees.  More

Videos of Highlights from Glastonbury

Including Thom Yorke and Johnny Greenwood performing “Karma Police,” Gorillaz with Snoop Dogg, Shakira covering The xx, and more

Jun 28, 2010

Despite headliners U2 having to cancel their appearance, Glastonbury, one of the biggest and greatest music festivals, still seems to have been wholly successful this past weekend (even the English weather cooperated). There were many surprises at the 40th Glastonbury, including Thom Yorke and Johnny Greenwood performing "Karma Police"; Shakira covering The xx's "Islands"; Stevie Wonder paying a tribute to Michael Jackson, and many more. Check out the videos.  More

The xx Plan Tour

Last Time on the Road This Year

Jun 23, 2010

After a packed promotional blitz in support of their debut album, The xx are finally planning some time off. But before they get too far into their vacation plans they’ll be making one more swing through North America this year. We have the dates.  More

Photos from Sasquatch Music Festival 2010 - Dirty Projectors, My Morning Jacket, Band of Horses

Plus Mumford and Sons, Public Enemy, Edward Sharpe, The xx, and more

Jun 03, 2010

Last weekend (May 29th - 31st), Sasquatch! ruled The Gorge with performances from Band of Horses, Dr. Dog, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, My Morning Jacket, The xx, Public Enemy, Mumford and Sons, Dirty Projectors, Tallest Man on Earth, and many more. We sent Under the Radar writer/photographer Robin Bacior down to cover the action. Check out a full gallery of her photos here. More

Apr 21, 2010

London trio the xx have a glossy new music video to share today. The highly choreographed clip is for the very slinky single, "Islands." We have the video. More



Reviews

I See You

I See You

Young Turks

Jan 09, 2017

Five years since their sophomore album CoexistThe xx has taken their sound in a new direction. While the band stuck to stripped down singles like "Angels" on their last record, the trio have taken things in a more dynamic direction this time around. More

Coachella Day 2 Recap: Bat For Lashes, Hot Chip, The Postal Service, Phoenix, and More

April 20th, 2013

Apr 21, 2013

 

And now on to talking about the music. Specifically GuardsSavagesBat For LashesMajor Lazer Hot ChipThe Postal ServiceThe xx, and Phoenix.


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Coexist

Coexist

Young Turks

Sep 07, 2012

Back around the time of recording Kid A, Thom Yorke professed that he was "bored of melody." Twelve years down the line, it seems that The xx, a band whose near-eponymous debut album saw them achieve Radiohead levels of acclaim, have reached a similar conclusion that there's more, as well as less, to a song than a hooky refrain. More

Pop Montreal 2010 Day Three Recap

October 2nd, 2010

Oct 03, 2010

Divan Orange is the site of Pop Montreal’s afternoon shows, but in my now-daily three-step process (recover, report, refuel), I missed No Joy, aka Laura Lloyd and Jasamine White-Gluz. Formerly of Bad Flirt (White-Gluz’s longtime labour of love, which expanded from a solo project to a rock quintet that released a pretty hot LP in ’08), the ladies have whole-heartedly joined the shoegazing revival, submerging their pop tunes and black-angel vocals in dense, creaky noise. More

Coachella 2010 Day Two Report – Camera Obscura, Muse, MGMT, Hot Chip, and more

Apr 18, 2010

Day two of Coachella 2010 alas offered few highlights. This year Coachella has put way too many great artists on Sunday's bill, which will inevitably lead to a lot of Sophie's Choice-like moments of picking between which favorite artists to see. Whereas Saturday's bill suffered from a lack of must see artists, there was no shortage of artists worth checking out, it's just that few of them delivered. Matters were not helped by the fact that the best set I saw was also the first set I saw. Almost everything underwhelmed after that. More

Muse Brings Explosive Live Show to Coachella Festival

Apr 18, 2010

Muse drew one of the biggest crowds of the Coachella Festival to their explosive Saturday-night set. The band's recent slew of arena shows around the U.S. and the Coachella crowd's rapturous reaction indicate that the English trio are finally on their way to becoming as big Stateside as they are in the U.K. More