THE XX ANNOUNCE AUSTRALIAN TOUR IN JULY!

With details of their second album Coexist just announced, Mercury Music Prize winning UK artists The xx will return to Australian shores this July.

Catch The xx perform at The Forum Theatre in Melbourne on Wednesday 18 July 2012 and The Metro in Sydney on Friday 20 July 2012.

Tickets for these intimate shows are strictly limited and will be available via a ballot. The ballot will open at 10.00 am AEST on Monday 4 June and close at 11.59 AEST on Tuesday 5 June. Winners will be notified at 9.00 am AEST on Wednesday 6 June.

“We are very excited to be returning to Australia soon for two small shows. We will play The Forum in Melbourne on July 18th and The Metro in Sydney on July 20th. To try and stop touts getting all the tickets, there is a lottery system which you can apply for. Hope to see you xx”. The xx

The xx – Oliver Sim, Romy Madley Croft and Jamie Smith (Jamie xx) – formed in 2005 at London’s Elliot School, the alma mater of notable alumni Hot Chip, Burial and Four Tet. Bonding over a shared love of dark, emotive 80s guitar sounds and the high-end sheen of American R&B, The xx’s unique sound befits a band whose wide range of influences combine beautiful, hushed vocal duets and a brilliantly inventive use of samples and low-end frequencies to produce stark, sweet, melancholic pop.

The xx have announced details of their new album Coexist, to be released in Australia on 7 September 2012 via Young Turks / Remote Control. Coexist was produced by The xx’s Jamie Smith and was recorded between November 2011 and May 2012 in the band’s own studio in London.

Coexist is the follow-up release to The xx’s debut album xx. Released in August 2009, xx achieved gold sales in Australia, platinum sales in the UK, and accumulated over 1.3 million sales worldwide.The album has also been awarded the highly prestigious Mercury Music Prize, The Guardian’s First Album Award, Album of the Year by both Rough Trade Shops and XFM, and two South Bank and one NME Award nominations.

In addition, Jamie xx has crafted a name for himself as one of the world’s hottest producers, with his brilliant 2011 underground hit ‘Farer Nearer’ and remixes for the likes of Adele, Radiohead and Gil Scott-Heron. Jamie xx’s remix of Drake and Rhianna’s ‘Take Care’ was a worldwide #1 and The xx remix of Florence & The Machine’s ‘You’ve Got The Love’ was also a massive internet sensation.

Known for their incredible live shows, The xx have captivated the world over, playing sold out shows in the UK, USA, Australia and mainland Europe. Don’t miss your chance to catch The xx live in Sydney and Melbourne this July.

The xx
Australian Tour – July 2012
Presented by Handsome Tours

WEDNESDAY 18 JULY 2012
The Forum Theatre, Melbourne
154 Flinders St, Melbourne
Ticket ballot opens at 10.00am AEST on Monday 4 June and closes at 11.59 AEST on Tuesday 5 June
Sign up for The Forum ballot: http://www.ticketmaster.com.au/promo/niswpv

FRIDAY 20 JULY 2012
The Metro, Sydney
624 George St, Sydney
Ticket ballot opens at 10.00am AEST on Monday 4 June and closes at 11.59 AEST on Tuesday 5 June
Sign up for The Metro ballot: http://comps.ticketek.com.au/THEXX.php

THE XX ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM ‘COEXIST’

The xx have announced details of a new album via their Facebook page.

“We’re so excited to share with you the news that our second record ‘Coexist’ will be released on September 7th. After a long time on the road, we took a break, created our own studio and wrote these new songs that we’re so looking forward to playing to you. We will be touring throughout the summer and beyond, and hope to play somewhere near you soon. xx” The xx

Coexist has been produced by The xx’s Jamie Smith and is the follow up to their 2009 debut xx. It was recorded between November 2011 and May 2012 in the band’s own studio in London.

Coexist will be released in Australia on Friday 7 September 2012 via Young Turks / Remote Control.

The xx are: Oliver Sim, Romy Madley Croft and Jamie Smith.

Meanwhile, following recent intimate shows in the UK and France and an appearance at Barcelona’s Primavera Sound last night, The xx are set to play shows in North America, Europe and Japan over the summer.

THE XX GOES GOLD

The xx self titled debut album has now gone Gold in Australia and to celebrate we’re giving away a copy of the Islands 7″. To win, email us at info@remotecontrolrecords.com.au with the subject line THE XX and tell us in 25 words or less what your favourite xx song is and why.

The band have also announced that they’ve begun work on their next album via their Facebook page:

“We have started recording our second album! We have also started this blog where we will post our inspirations + pictures + favourite songs. We hope you enjoy it! Lots of Love, The xx”

You can check out the blog and keep up with the progress HERE.

xx, The xx

 

The xx- xx is out now via Young Turks / Remote Control
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5 DAYS OF GIVEAWAYS – DAY 3 THE XX

DAY 3

The lucky winner of The xx prize pack is: Vivan Vo

Runners up are: David Hong, James Everitt, Nathan D’Agostino

Look out for your prizes in the mail! Don’t forget, more giveaways to come tomorrow so stay tuned!

Today’s prize pack is all about THE XX.

One lucky winner will receive this The xx prize pack, containing:

  • THE XX T-SHIRT (YOUTH LARGE)
  • THE XX S/T ALBUM 12″
  • THE XX S/T ALBUM CD
  • ISLANDS 7″ SINGLE
  • FOURTET VCR REMIX 12″
  • ISLANDS REMIXES 12″

And three runners up will each receive a copy of the ISLANDS 7″ SINGLE, released on Young Turks / Remote Control.

Head over to our Facebook page to enter and keep your eye on the blog for the daily prize details and winner announcements.

THE XX BEGIN WORK ON NEW ALBUM & LAUNCH BLOG!

The xx have finally announced that they have started working on their second album via their Facebook page:

“We have started recording our second album! We have also started this blog where we will post our inspirations + pictures + favourite songs. We hope you enjoy it! Lots of Love, The xx”

You can check out the blog and keep up with the progress HERE.

This will be the follow up to their much loved self titled debut in 2009.