A short film about The xx and their fans!

‘We See You – Berlin’

A short film about The xx and their fans by Sylvie Weber

The first of a series of ‘We See You’ films, supported by YouTube

The xx play Auckland – Trusts Arena – Jan 11th, 2018 – Tickets HERE 

In November 2016 – just over a year ago to the day – The xx’s Romy Madly Croft, Oliver Sim and Jamie Smith announced their return with a brand new single ‘On Hold’ and news of a third full length album, I See You. Recorded between New York, Marfa TX, Reykjavik, Los Angeles and London, and released in January 2017, I See You would go on to become a huge critical and commercial success, building on the achievements of The xx’s two previous albums, xx and Coexist. The xx’s three albums now have now sold over 4 million copies between them.

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The xx – FIRST SHOW IN NEW ZEALAND IN 8 YEARS

The Trusts Arena. Thursday 11th January 2018.

Tickets Through Ticketek.

This is an all-ages show with a licensed bar available for over 18’s.

It’s a long anticipated and hugely welcome return for The xx who last played in New Zealand in 2010. The xx are coming back as a band who have now taken their place alongside the all-time greats, performing in the area where the alternative meets the electronic to produce what, for many people, is simply perfect atmospheric pop for today.

Eight years ago The xx recalibrated the musical landscape with their ground-breaking debut release xx. Its distinctive style became the most critically acclaimed release of the year. Featuring crowd favourites ‘Intro’, ‘Crystalised’ and ‘Shelter’, xx won the prestigious Mercury Music Prize in 2010 for best album of the year.

Fast forward to 2017 and The xx are one of the most in demand bands on the planet, selling out arenas in Europe and the USA and headlining festivals around the world. Just last week their new album I See You was nominated for the 2017 Mercury Prize and it’s in this synchronistic moment that The xx announce their return to New Zealand!

The xx are Romy Madley Croft (guitar, vocals), Oliver Sim (bass, vocals) and Jamie Smith (beats, MPC, production), also known as Jamie xx. The London based trio are touring at an all-time high following the January release of I See You – universally lauded as the band’s biggest critical and commercial success to date, reaching number one in charts around the world. The xx launched their new album with a record-breaking seven consecutive sold out nights to 35,000 people in their hometown at the legendary and iconic venue Brixton Academy.  

‘Britain’s most influential modern band set the Brixton Academy alight….. No act has captured the musical zeitgeist of the past few years quite like The xx.

(The Telegraph, UK ?????)

Tickets go on general sale Friday August 25th at 10am.

Don’t miss out. Magic will happen.

The xx

The Trusts Arena, Auckland. Thursday 11th January. All Ages.

The xx FAN CLUB PRE-SALE via thexx.info/tour
Begins: Monday 21 Aug (12pm noon NZ)
Ends: Thursday 24 Aug (10pm NZ)
(or ends earlier if pre-sale allocation exhausted)

GENERAL PUBLIC ON SALE
Begins: Friday 25 Aug (10am NZ)

TICKETS THROUGH TICKETEK.CO.NZ

The xx have partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket purchased will go towards local LGBT+ programs in each city of the tour. Visit plus1.org for more information on the organisation.

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Watch – The xx ‘I Dare You’

The xx release a brand new music video for ‘I Dare You’, directed by Alasdair McLellan in collaboration with The xx and Calvin Klein Chief Creative Officer Raf Simons. Watch it below!

The video, filmed in Los Angeles, continues The xx’s longstanding visual collaboration with McLellan, who also directed the band’s ‘On Hold’ and ‘Say Something Loving’ videos, in addition to their collaboration on the It Could Be Love photo book zine.

Last week, the band released a deluxe version of their album I See You online, featuring three new songs: ‘Naïve’, ‘Seasons Run’ and ‘Brave For You (Marfa Demo)’…

 

Hold On! Lorde not the only band killing it at Glastonbury..

Hallelujah and praise be for our Lorde for her fabulous Glastonbury set smasher….

but our very favourite Brits, The xx, also killllled it…

Check out this one track we are allowed to see in the southern hemisphere! (WTF BBC!)

Beam us up Scotty!! (and back in time!)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/ec584f/play/a4jp8g/p056sxtk

Look for the On Hold 3″47 video …

On Hold is from The xx’s latest album I See You’.. which you should totally check out…

The xx – I See You (Deluxe) released on Digital Services

The xx– I See You (Deluxe)

 Released On Digital Services Today For The First Time

 Featuring Three New Tracks: ‘Naïve’, ’Season’s Run’ and ‘Brave For You (Marfa Demo)’

Friday 23rd June 2017 – The xx today release a digital deluxe version of their highly acclaimed third album. I See You (Deluxe) is available on all digital services now and features three new songs: ‘Naïve’ (which features a sample of Drake’s ‘Doing It Wrong’), ‘Season’s Run’ and ‘Brave For You (Marfa Demo)’. The songs were previously available on the I See You boxset but have never previously been available digitally.

To mark the news, The xx have today also revealed a video for ‘Brave For You (Marfa Demo)’. Again, the video was only previously available in the I See You boxset.
The xx – I See You is out now on Young Turks / Rhythmethod

The xx online:

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The xx share video for ‘Say Something Loving’

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The xx have released a video for ‘Say Something Loving’. Filmed in the band’s hometown of London, the video was directed by renowned photographer and filmmaker Alasdair McLellan who also directed the video for previous single ‘On Hold’ (which was shot in Marfa, Texas). ‘Say Something Loving’ is taken from The xx’s hugely acclaimed third album I See You, which debuted at number 1 in the UK album charts on release in January. Speaking about the video, The xx stated “We wanted to celebrate our home town and revisit some of the places that reminds us of our friendship when we were growing up. We’re so happy to be back home and so excited to begin our Night + Day residency in Brixton this week!” Continue reading

The xx Release ‘On Hold’ Video

Directed by Alasdair McLellan

Limited Edition ‘On Hold’ 7” in stores soon

The xx today release their video for ‘On Hold’, the first single from the trio’s highly-anticipated third album I See You. The video was shot in Marfa, Texas, where the band wrote and recorded some of I See You, and is directed by acclaimed filmmaker and photographer Alasdair McLellan.

 

Speaking of the collaboration, The xx say: “Today we get to share our new video for ‘On Hold’ with you! The video is directed by the brilliant Alasdair McLellan, whose work we all adore… It was filmed in Marfa, Texas, a very special place to us, where we wrote and recorded some of our new album. We have a lot of love and respect for the people of the USA, having played hundreds of shows across the country over the past years. We hope this video reflects just some of the warmth and acceptance we have encountered there.”

The xx today also announce that ‘On Hold’ will be available on 7” vinyl. The limited-edition release will feature an etched B-side and deboss mirri sleeve and will be available to purchase for NZ record stores from December 9th.

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I See You – The xx announce new album

I See You Released on 13th January 2017 via Young Turks

New Single ‘On Hold’ Out Now

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Thursday 10th November 2016 – The xx today announce details of their highly anticipated third album. Titled I See You, the ten song album will be released on 13th January 2017 via Young Turks / Rhythmethod. I See You is the follow up to The xx’s two previous albums – xx and Coexist – which have sold over 3 million copies between them, winning a host of accolades along the way.

I See You marks a new era for the London trio of Romy Madley Croft, Oliver Sim and Jamie Smith, both sonically and in terms of process. For while xx and Coexist were both made in relative isolation in London, I See You was recorded between March 2014 and August 2016 in New York, Marfa TX, Reykjavik, Los Angeles and London, and is characterised by a more outward-looking, open and expansive approach. Produced by Jamie Smith and Rodaidh McDonald, I See You is The xx at their boldest yet, performing with more clarity and ambition than ever before.

You can hear this clearly on lead single ‘On Hold’, the first piece of music to be revealed from the album. Available from today, you can stream / download ‘On Hold’ HERE

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I See You will be available on CD, LP and digitally, with each physical format featuring a debossed mirri board sleeve. There will be three different vinyl versions of the album, with full product descriptions as follows:

– Standard Vinyl: 10 tracks, in a debossed mirri board sleeve with either a download code or CD copy of the album enclosed

– Indie Vinyl: 10 tracks on limited-edition clear vinyl, in a debossed mirri board sleeve with either a download code or CD copy of the album enclosed . Available only via independent record stores.

– Deluxe Box Set: Silver mirri board debossed box containing the album on 180g heavyweight vinyl, with an extra 12” including 3 bonus tracks, album CD, enhanced CD featuring a live video of bonus track ‘Brave For You (Marfa Demo)’ and 3 exclusive prints by Alasdair McLellan.

The xx – I See You tracklist:

  1. Dangerous
  2. Say Something Loving
  3. Lips
  4. A Violent Noise
  5. Performance
  6. Replica
  7. Brave For You
  8. On Hold
  9. I Dare You
  10. Test Me

I See You is released on 13th January 2017. Pre-order it HERE

The xx online:

Official / Instagram / Twitter / Facebook