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The XX

c. 2005 | ORIGIN: LONDON, ENGLAND

The xx are an English band formed in 2005 in Wandsworth, London. The group released their debut album, xx, in August 2009. The album was a commercial and critical success and was ranked highly on many best of 2009 lists, including number one on the list compiled by The Guardian and second for NME. In 2010, the band won the Mercury Prize for their debut album. Their second album, Coexist, was released on 10 September 2012 and peaked at number five on the Billboard 200. The band's third studio album, I See You, was released on 13 January 2017.
The band members met whilst studying at Elliott School, the same school that produced Hot Chip, Burial, Four Tet, and Pierce Brosnan. The group has however downplayed the influence of the school on its career: "A teacher from Elliott who had never even taught us said how great we were. It's a bit annoying. We were left alone, more than anything – although I'm sure that helped us in its own way." Oliver Sim and Romy Madley Croft started the band as a duo when they were 15. Guitarist Baria Qureshi joined once it began performing in 2005, with Jamie Smith joining a year after. (Wikipedia)

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On Hold


"I love how i can hear Jamie xx's influence in this song"

CF | 572 DAYS AGO

Say Something Loving


"Shows their transformation into something hopeful and less depressing"

CF | 557 DAYS AGO

Brave For You (Marfa Demo Version)


"Definitely one of the most gentle song I’ve ever heard from them"

ALL | 216 DAYS AGO