The xx

The xx

 

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The xx are an English indie pop band formed in 2005 in Wandsworth, London[4] which currently consists of Romy Madley Croft (guitar, vocals), Oliver Sim (bass, vocals) and Jamie Smith also known as Jamie xx (beats, MPC, record production). They are best known for their distinct and unique minimalistic sound that blends the likes of indie pop, indie electronic, dream pop and electronic rock and the dual vocalist setup of both Croft and Sim. Their music employs very soft, echoed guitar, prominent bass, light electronic beats and ambient soundscape backgrounds.

The band was formed when Croft and Sim met during their time at Elliott School, with Baria Qureshi joining the same year and Smith a year after. After posting demos on their Myspace page, they drew the attention of the Beggars Group-owned label Young Turks. Working with producer Rodaidh McDonald, the band released their debut album, xx, in August 2009. The album was a commercial and critical success, ranking first for The Guardian's and second for NME's best of the year lists among others,[5][6] and won the Mercury Prize in 2010. After their debut, Qureshi was released from the group and their second album, Coexist, was released on 5 September 2012 to positive reviews, peaking at No. 5 on the Billboard 200.[7] After a four-year lapse between releases, including Smith's solo debut in 2015, In Colour, the band released their third album, I See You, on 13 January 2017, which debuted to critical acclaim and peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200.[8]

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A Violent Noise
Song
A Violent Noise is a song by musical group The xx, released on April 12, 2017.
I See You
 
I See You is the third studio album by English indie pop band the xx.
Say Something Loving
Song
Say Something Loving is a song by musical group The xx, released on January 2, 2017.
Coexist
 
Coexist is the 2012 second studio album by English indie pop band the xx.

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Popular Albums10

Album Appearances & References6

Popular Songs18

Song Appearances & References4

Minor Film Appearances & References4

TV Shows10

Soundtrack Appearances12

Other Music-Related Relationships1

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Band Members1

Awards & Nominations3

Events6

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Spotify - Albums & Singles27

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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