danger in the dark
    • THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 2009

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    There are drinks. There is light. There is dark. There are girls. There are boys. A club...things happen. Slippery, slow, and sexy things. Romance? Maybe. Lust? Most definitely. Sorry to be lewd, but this is the imagery that zips across my mind whenever the music of London quartet The XX starts to churn. Blame the band I guess.

    Featuring dual vocalists in Romy Madley Croft and Jamie Smith, The XX make minimalist indie pop that not-so-subtlety traces the boundaries of r&b and soul music. Dark, moody, and sparkling with lots of abstract light, theirs' are songs that feel like those daring moments when brushing up against danger is an absolute necessity.

    Recently, the band shot a video for first single "Basic Space", and not surprisingly, the treatment looks a lot like the band's music sounds. Contrasting dark and light, abstruse beams of light whipping 'round the band's brows; this here video is modern, stylish, and a little bit menacing.






    See this and many other videos HERE

    The XX's self-titled, debut record is currently available digitally via Young Turks/XL Recording. Look for physical copies on October 20th. The band also have a slew of dates scheduled. Yeah, we got you covered below. - David Pitz

    The XX On Tour:


    Aug 29 - Leeds Festival - Leeds
    Aug 30 - Reading Festival - Reading
    Sep 5 - Electric Picnic - Stradbally Hall, Co. Laois
    Sep 6 - Offset Festival - London
    Sep 17 - O2 Academy w/ Florence and The Machine - Bristol
    Sep 18 - O2 Academy w/ Florence and The Machine - Bournemouth
    Sep 20 - O2 Academy w/ Florence and The Machine - Birmingham
    Sep 21 - O2 Academy w/ Florence and The Machine - Leeds
    Sep 22 - ABC w/ Florence and The Machine - Glasgow
    Sep 24 - O2 Academy w/ Florence and The Machine - Newcastle
    Sep 25 - O2 Academy w/ Florence and The Machine - Manchester
    Sep 27 - Shepherds Bush Empire w/ Florence and The Machine - London
    Sep 28 - Shepherds Bush Empire w/ Florence and The Machine - London
    Sep 29 - Shepherds Bush Empire w/ Florence and The Machine - London
    Oct 1 - Cooler - Bristol
    Oct 2 - Jericho Tavern - Oxford
    Oct 3 - Cluny - Newcastle
    Oct 4 - Deaf Institute - Manchester
    Oct 5 - Captain's Rest - Glasgow
    Oct 6 - Korova - Liverpool
    Oct 7 - Bodega - Nottingham
    Oct 13 - Lido - Berlin
    Oct 14 - Gruner Jager - Hamburg
    Oct 15 - Luxor - Cologne
    Oct 16 - 59-1 - Munich

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