The XX's debut album was a surprising highlight of 2009, winning the UK group critical acclaim, a slew of awards and a whole raft of fans. The past two and a half years have, as always, seen people waiting to find out how they would respond with their second album. Would there be: more of the same, greater musical development, a change of focus, or would the fame have gone to their heads? Thankfully after listening in some detail to 'Coexist', we can confirm it is more the first two than the latter.
Ever had that feeling that Christmas has come early? You've snuck around the house and discovered where your parents stashed all the presents and had your own little unwrapping orgy? Well guess what, the kind folks at NPR and iTunes clearly remember these days because they've unwrapped some of the best presents coming a little
It has come to another busy time of the year, when we are spoilt for choice with a plethora of new music to wade through. We have chosen 12 albums that are sitting at the top of our waitlist to share with you. Let us know what you are hanging out for by commenting below.
The XX have performed another two new tracks from their upcoming album live. Having already given us sneak peeks at "Chained" (see here) and "Angels", we can now listen to live versions of new tracks "Reunion" and "Sunset." Performed at The Fonda Theatre in LA, these tracks combined with the previously released tracks, give us
The XX have released a new track from their upcoming album: Coexist. Titled "Chained", the new track will appear second on the album which is out on September 10. You can watch/listen to the track below. The full tracklist for "Coexist" is: 'Angels' 'Chained' 'Fiction' 'Try' 'Reunion' 'Sunset' 'Missing' 'Tides' 'Unfold' 'Swept Away' 'Our Song'