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Latitude Festival Review: The Quietus Gets Saucy In Southwold

Live Review by Luke Turner, The Quietus, 24 July 2009

The Quietus bored by Yorke but tentage to Grace Jones, Pet Shop Boys and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds at the driest wet festival ...

xx — A Teen Band With A Difference

Interview by Jude Rogers, The Guardian, 13 August 2009

The minimalist four-piece band from a Notting Hill garage are equally awed by Pixies and Aaliyah ...

The xx: Between Les Paul's Pick-Up and the Akai MPC2000

Comment by John Doran, The Quietus, 27 August 2009

It is quite timely that the XX's debut came out during the same month that Les Paul died. They are the perfect band for a ...

The xx: xx (Young Turks/XL Recordings)

Review by Roy Trakin, Rock's Backpages, March 2010

THIS LONDON-BASED QUARTET-turned-trio is fronted by a pair of precocious 20-year-olds in Romy Madley Croft and Oliver Sims, who share vocals with an intimacy that’s ...

The xx: Doom On The Dancefloor

Interview by Ken Scrudato, Filter, March 2010

IF YOU’RE NOT completely averse to new age poppycock, it’s interesting to note that according to numerologists, the letter "x" indicates sensual, artistic, and temperamental–which ...

South by Southwest: Where The Weird Get Going

Report by Stephen Dalton, The Times, 26 March 2010

The freaks were out in force in Austin, Texas, for the South by Southwest festival. Stephen Dalton revels in the music ...

Schoolteachers of Rock

Interview by Jude Rogers, The Observer, 25 April 2010

What's it like to have taught someone who went on to be a pop star? The teachers of Alex Turner, Leona Lewis, the xx and ...

A Trip To Oya In Oslo Via Pavement, Munch & MIA 

Report by Chris Roberts, The Quietus, 20 August 2010

IF YOU GO for a cigarette on the fourth floor balcony of the hotel, you see cruise-ships and boats flanking a floating stage, upon which ...

Earthy & Complicated: The xx's Coexist Track By Track

Review by Luke Turner, The Quietus, 21 August 2012

Next month, London trio The xx release their much-anticipated second album Coexist. Luke Turner takes you on a track-by-track guide through its eleven "far more ...

The xx: Coexist (Young Turks)

Review by Mike Diver,, September 2012

Refined progression, this is the sound of a band both expanding and consolidating. ...

The xx's Coexist Is An Album To Get You In The Mood For Misery

Comment by Kate Mossman, New Statesman, 20 September 2012

Ideal for autumn, the season of mists... ...

the xx: Civic Hall, Wolverhampton

Live Review by Stephen Dalton, The Times, 14 December 2012

MODESTY, UNDERSTATEMENT and tasteful restraint have no place in pop music, an art form tailor-made for dysfunctional drama queens. Yet somehow the xx have backed ...

the xx: Night + Day, Berlin

Live Review by Kate Mossman, The Guardian, 22 May 2013

SPLIT OPEN the head of Jamie xx and you might expect to find an image of post-industrial sadness – an empty ferris wheel turning in the rain, ...

The xx's I See You

Review by Luke Turner, The Quietus, 12 January 2017

In The xx's third full-length effort, Luke Turner finds an album seemingly more geared toward the televisions syncs that catapulted their once affecting minimalism to ...

The xx: I See You

Review and Interview by Tom Doyle, MOJO, February 2017

Wandsworth trio's third retains the darkness while letting in more light. ...


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