https://driftrecords.com/products/the-xx-xx93479972The XX - XX//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0161/8690/products/07f0fe57-6a69-4d38-8678-4e75ef8b75f4_large.jpeg?v=1504829876//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0161/8690/products/07f0fe57-6a69-4d38-8678-4e75ef8b75f4_medium.jpeg?v=150482987610.99GBPOutOfStockThe XXEaster 2016Indie & AlternativeMusic Released in 2012SALE2016The XXYoung Turks
The Mercury Music Prize winner 2010
There is a lightness of touch at play that gives The XX a sophistication beyond their years. The indie album on the always reliable Young Turks imprint that dominated the airwaves and front pages from Summer '09.
It's long been a big favorite in the shop and it's going to have some shelf life for months to come.
1. Intro 2. VCR 3. Crystalised 4. Islands 5. Heart Skipped A Beat 6. Fantasy 7. Shelter 8. Basic Space 9. Infinity 10. Night Time 11. Stars
Romy Madley Croft (guitar) and Oliver Sim (bass) - whose interplay lends their debut an intimate tension, along with bandmates Baria Qureshi (keyboards/guitar) and Jamie Smith (programming/samples), Croft and Sim craft languid, sparsely arranged love songs that recall atmospheric 80s acts such as the Cocteau Twins and Mazzy Star. Better still, they betray their south London roots: gentle, plaintive melodies are framed by minimal beats that nod to dubstep and R&B. - The Guardian
You immediately sense you're listening to something seductively special - The Guardian
The XX are very good. Sophisticated influences that belie their youth, but emphasis their talent, combine to create a coherent mish mash of skeletal 80s indie, 90s rnb duets and 00s nostalgic hindsight. Effortlessly and almost impossibly cool - Artrocker
This debut record aches with longing and melancholy and sonic innovation. This foursome literally sound like no-one else around - The Fly
one of 2009's most unique debuts...drawing together eclectic materials from avant-garde hip-hop to R&B to pure pop - NME 8/10