Very recently The XX has been making their way in to the headlines and moving up in the American music industry. I honestly had never heard of them until my co-worker mentioned that she was going to see them a few nights ago. The XX is an English based band which was formed in London in 2005. The Indie Pop Trio consists of Romy Madley Croft (guitar/vocals), Oliver Smith (bass/vocals), and Jamie Smith (beats/production). 4 years after their formation they dropped their debut album XX (August 2009), which has had much success. The debut album XX received so much praise that it ranked #9 on the best of the year list featured in Rolling Stone Magazine. In 2009 the band headlined their very first tour. They have toured with numerous acts such as Friendly Fires and The Big Pink. In 2010, the band was asked to perform at the All Tomorrow’s Music Festival in England and have since played many U.S. Festivals including Coachella, Bonnaroo, and Austin City Limits! After much success with their first album, the band began writing for the follow up. They then released their second album Coexist in September of 2012. After the album release they played the biggest show of their career at Bestival in South England. They finally began touring in North America in October 2012. In November 2016, they announced that their third studio album I See You would be released on January 13, 2017. You can hear the single “On Hold” from the album I See You here!
For current tour dates and more info on the band head to http://thexx.info/home/
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